Apply for a gaming permit
A gaming permit is needed if a premises has amusements, prize or gaming machines, as stated in the Gambling Act 2005.
Premises that should apply are:
- premises licensed to sell alcohol
- premises offering commercial prize gambling
- unlicensed family entertainment centres
The exception to obtaining a permit is that if you are the holder of a premises licence for an alcohol licensed premises under the Licensing Act 2003, you have automatic entitlement for use of up to two Category C or D machines if you notify us.
You must be 18 years old or over to apply for a gaming machine permit.
For fees, use our fees and charges information.
Visit the Gambling Commission website for more information about the type of gambling licence you need.
Statement of principles
The Statement of Principles was agreed on 16 February 2022. This commenced on 10 March 2022.