Club gaming permits and club machine permits

Gambling licence

About licence

If you have no more than 3 category B4 machines (stake £1, prize £250), you need a club machine permit. If you have up to 3 category B4 machines, plus equal chance gaming, you need a club gaming permit. If you have a club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003, you can apply via a fast-track procedure. This removes the need for us to consult, and limits grounds for refusal.


An annual fee of £50.00 will apply and permits last for 10 years.

Refusals and appeals

The Council can decide to grant or refuse an application. Before an application is refused we must hold a hearing. If you wish to appeal a refusal for a permit, you can apply to the Magistrates Court.

Online licensing forms