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
  • clubs  
  • 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. 


To apply for a gaming permit, contact us by emailing: licensing@southglos.gov.uk or calling: 01454 868001

You must be 18 years old or over to apply for a gaming machine permit.


For fees, use our fees and charges information.     

Further 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.

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