Apply for a gambling premises licence

Operators of gambling premises, such as betting shops, bingo halls and amusement arcades, must hold premises licences to authorise the gambling activities being carried on there. 


The council and other regulatory bodies will use their powers to ensure that gambling premises operate in accordance with the law. However, there may be occasions when a problem exists that cannot be adequately resolved through mediation or enforcement. In these situations, a request may be made to review a licence.

Reviews can be initiated by any responsible authority, or by interested parties, such as local residents or businesses.

Further information on the review process is available on Request a review of a licence.

After considering any representations, action can be taken to amend a licence by imposing further conditions or suspending or revoking it.