You need to have a licence from the council to operate gambling establishments such as:
Apply for a premises licence if you have the right to occupy your premises and you have a valid operating licence.
Apply for a provisional statement if your premises still needs to be built, needs major alterations, or you do not have the right to occupy it.
You must be over 18 and hold, or have applied for, an operator's licence from the Gambling Commission.
New applications, provisional statements and variations to change the layout of an existing premises must:
Completed applications should be sent to the licensing team.
The council has established a pool of model conditions for gambling premises licences to enable gambling operators to select conditions that may address specific concerns raised by local residents, local businesses and responsible authorities. These model conditions have been put together with the mandatory and default conditions for gambling premises, so that there is one document that can be used for considering conditions on these licences. This document will be updated occasionally as necessary when legislative changes or amendments are made to the pool of gambling mode conditions.
Visit the Gambling Commisson for information on gambling licences and regulation including equal chance gaming such as mah-jong or poker, gaming machines, arcades and lotteries.
If you require further advice or guidance on gambling applications, please contact the licensing team.