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Gambling Application Forms

Central government have prescribed the application forms for Premises Licences and other Authorisations under the Gambling Act 2005. These application forms are available below: 

GA2005 Application for a Provisional Statement

GA2005 Application for a Premises Licence Standard Form

GA2005 Application for a Reinstatement of a Premises Licence

GA2005 Application to Transfer a Premises Licence

GA2005 Application to Vary a Premises Licence


When making an application for a Premises Licence, notice must be given to each of the responsible authorities within a period of 7 days beginning on the date on which the application is made.

 

Notice application forms

To download these 'Notice' application forms, click below:

GA2005 Notice of Application Premises Licence

GA2005 Notice of Premises Licence Application A Single Application

GA2005 Notice of Premises Licence Application B Joint Applicants

GA2005 Notice of Application Provisional Statement

 

Permits

Central government have prescribed the application forms for Permits under the Gambling Act 2005. These application forms are available below: 

GA2005 NOTIFICATION OF 2 OR LESS GAMING MACHINES or Licensed Gaming Machine Permit Application

GA2005 Application Form For Club Gaming Permit or Club Machine Permit

GA2005 Application for the Conversion or New Grant or Change of name of an Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine

GA2005 Application for the Conversion or New Grant or Change of name of a Prize Gaming Permit

 

Details of responsible authorities, fees associated with authorisations and useful web links are available at the Gambling Act 2005 web page.

 

If you would like to make an on-line payment, please use the link on the left hand side of this page.

 

If you would like to receive an application form by post, please use the link below which will generate a request with your requirements.

Request Form

 

Licence Summary

 

Facilities used for betting, gaming and participating in a lottery as defined in the Gambling Act 2005 require a Premises Licence or Permit from the Local Licensing Authority.  Non-commercial societies also require to register with the Local Licensing Authority to operate small scale lotteries.

Eligibility Criteria

 

The Authority aims to grant applications to provide facilities for gambling if we consider that the application is:

  • reasonably consistent with the following licensing objectives;

(a)      preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime,

(b)      ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and

(c)      protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

  • in accordance with the Council’s Statement of Gambling Licensing Principles;
  • in accordance with the codes of practice;
  • and in accordance with the Gambling Commission Guidance

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application Evaluation Process

 

To apply for a Premises Licence or Permit, applicants must complete and submit an application form (with the required scale plans of the facilities) and pay the required fee.  They must serve copies of the application on the responsible authorities and to give notice at the site and in a local newspaper.  Responsible authorities and those who could be affected by the proposed activities may make representations on the application within 28 days of the notices.

The Licensing Authority will then consider all relevant representations received and determine whether to grant the Licence/Permit.  This determination will be by a Licensing Sub-Committee of Councillors.  Where no representations are received the Licence will be granted without the need for reference to a Sub-Committee.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

 

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.  The target completion period for processing these applications is up to 50 working days.

Apply online (You will need Version 9 (or higher) of Adobe Reader)

 

THIS FACILITY WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY

You can download application forms using the links on this page.  Once signed, you can also return them electronically.  On-line payment of the required fee is available using the links on the left hand side of this web page.

Failed Application Redress

 

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local Magistrates' court

Licence Holder Redress

 

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Any licence holder who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to their licence can appeal to their local Magistrates' court

Consumer Complaint

 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, you should contact the Licensing Authority or if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Other Redress

None

Trade Associations

 

The Association of British Bookmakers

General Federation of Trade Unions

Club and Institute Union

Gamestec

The Bingo Association

British Amusement Catering Trade Association