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Apply for a Premises Licence (Gambling Act 2005)

A Premises Licence, issued under the Gambling Act 2005, is required for any premises where it is intended to provide gambling facilities.

Premises Licences can be issued for the following types of premises:

  • Casino
  • Bingo
  • Adult Gaming Centre - AGCs are able to offer up to four category B3 gaming machines, in addition to an unlimited number of category C and category D gaming machines. They are be strictly for over 18s only, and children are not allowed in any part of the premises.
  • Family Entertainment Centre - FECs - are able to offer an unlimited number of category C and category D gaming machines. Children are allowed to enter Licensed FECs and to gamble on category D machines. Any category C machines must be located only in over 18 areas.
  • Betting (Track)
  • Betting (Other) Including Betting Shops

Gambling Premises holding a Premises Licence will also require Operating and Personal Licences that are issued by the Gambling Commission.

Apply for a Premises Licence

Before completing the application forms you may wish to read through our Guidance Notes.

You must serve a Notice to the following Responsible Authorities within 7 days of making your application:

1

The Gambling Commission,

Victoria Square House,

Victoria Square,

Birmingham,

B2 4BP

Tel: 0121 230 6666

Fax: 0121 233 1096

E-mail: info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

2

H M Revenue & Customs,

National Registration Unit (Betting

& Gaming),

Portcullis House,

21 India Street,

Glasgow,

G2 4PZ

Tel: 0141 555 3633

Fax: 0141 555 3506

Email: nru.betting&gaming@

hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

3

The Licensing Officer,

Gloucestershire Constabulary,

Stroud Police Station,

Parliament Street,

Stroud,

Glos,

GL5 1QQ

Tel: 0845 0901234

Email: licensing-cotswold&Stroud@

gloucestershire.police.uk

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4

Chief Fire Officer,

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue

Service,

Fire Service HQ,

Waterwells Drive,

Quedgeley,

Gloucester,

GL2 2AX

Tel: 01452 753333

Email: fire@glosfire.gov.uk

5

Development Control Officer,

Development Services,

Stroud District Council,

Ebley Mill,

Westward Road,

Glos,

GL5 4UB

Tel: 01453 754442

Email: planning.enquiries@stroud.gov.uk

6

Environmental Protection

Manager,

Environmental Health,

Stroud District Council,

Ebley Mill,

Westward Road,

Glos,

GL5 4UB

Tel: 01453 754489

Email: environmental.health@

stroud.gov.uk

7

Gloucestershire Area Child

Protection Committee,

Gloucester Locality Social

Services,

Quayside Wing,

Quayside House,

Shire Hall,

Gloucester,

GL1 2RH

Tel: 01452 426321

Email: duncan.siret@gloucestershire.gov.uk

This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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