If you want to operate a gambling activity you need:
- a Personal licence
- an Operating licence
- a Premises licence
The Gambling Commision issue Personal and Operating licences.
We are the authority responsible for approving or rejecting applications for Premises licences in respect of:
- betting offices
- race tracks
- bingo halls
- adult gaming centres
- family entertainment centres
We are also responsible for the issue of permits for gaming machines in Members' Clubs and Licensed Premises.
We issue licences and permits in line with our Gambling Licensing Policy. Our policy is a statement of the principles we apply when we decide to approve or reject licence applications for gambling outlets.
You can download and read a copy of our policy.
You can contact our Licensing team if you have any questions about gambling licences or our Gambling Licensing policy.