Please read our information about gambling premises licences before you apply.

How to apply

If you want to run a bingo hall, betting shop, betting track, adult gaming centre, family entertainment centre or casino you will need to apply for a premises licence. 

You'll need to complete an application form and send this to us. 

If you're applying to licence a vessel then you should complete the vessel application form instead. You'll need to tell us additional information about the vessel.

When you fill in the application form you'll need to give:

  • your details
  • details of the premises and what type of premises licence you are applying for
  • times of operation
  • a detailed plan of the premises.  You can find out more about this in our guidance for plans.  There are different requirements depending on the type of premises


You must put up public notices at the premises giving details of the application.  

A copy of that notice must also be advertised in a local newspaper.

More information and a template to follow are in our guidance for the display of notices.

Responsible authorities

You'll need to give notice of the application to each of the other responsible authorities.  You'll need to fill either a:

and send a copy to each of the responsible authorities listed in our guide.


You'll be charged a fee for this application. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.