Gambling or gaming permits and notifications

Apply for a club gaming permit

You'll need a club gaming permit if you're a members club, commercial club or miners’ welfare institute and want to provide:

  • gaming machines
  • equal chance gaming (without having to abide by the stake and prize limits which would apply to exempt gaming in the absence of a permit)
  • games of chance (as prescribed in the Gambling Act 2005)

Up to 3 gaming machines (category B3A, B4, C or D) may be permitted.

Further information about the type of gaming permitted and relevant restrictions is available from the Gambling Commission.


For prices, view our licensing fees and charges.

Before you apply you will need to: 

  • have appropriate supporting documents ready
  • have the correct fee ready to pay

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


Once you have completed your application form please pay the application fee. Your application will only be processed once we are in receipt of your application and payment.

Next steps 

We may grant or refuse an application for a permit having taken into account relevant guidance issued by the Gambling Commission.

If your permit is granted, we'll issue it as soon as possible.


If you've applied for a permit, or a permit renewal, and have been refused, you can appeal to the Magistrates Court within 21 days.

While you're waiting to hear about your permit renewal, your existing permit will still be valid until you receive a response.

If your application is refused, your existing permit will be valid until the appeal has been determined.

Last updated 11 March 2024