Gambling or gaming permits and notifications

Gambling or gaming permits and notifications

Types of permit

Gambling permits allow premises to provide facilities for gambling such as gaming machines.

Gaming machines are categorised according to their maximum stakes and prizes. Each permit type has specific limits on the number and category of gaming machines and types of gaming that can take place.

We are responsible for issuing gambling permits for:

Permits last 10 years and require an application fee. Some permits also require an annual fee to be paid. For prices, view our licensing fees and charges.


You can apply for the permit to be renewed within 6 months of the expiry date, but no later than 2 months before the expiry date.

The renewal procedure is the same as making a new application. 

Change your permit

Changes can be made to:

  • vary a permit
  • transfer a permit
  • change name or address
  • replace a permit - left or loss

Please contact our Licensing team for an application form at [email protected].

Last updated 30 November 2023