Please read our information about permits for gaming machines before you apply.

How to apply

You can only apply for a club gaming permit If your premises is a members' club or a miner's welfare institution.  You can't apply if your club is a commercial club. 

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

To request an application form please email

We'll need to know:

  • your details
  • details about the premises
  • whether your club is a members club or a miners' welfare institute -  you'll need to give us proof of your club's status
  • a detailed plan of the premises - you can find out more about this in our guidance for plans


You can find out about restrictions on club gaming permits in our guide to applying for gambling act licences.

Responsible authorities

You'll need to give notice of the application to:

  • the police and
  • the Gambling Commission

You must do this within seven days of applying.  You can find their contact details in our guide.


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

Fast track process

If your club already holds a club premises certificate issued under the Licensing Act 2003 then you can use the fast track process for applications. 

You'll still need to:

  • complete the application form
  • pay the fee
  • give us a plan of the premises

You don't need to provide proof of your club's status or send a copy of the application to any other authorities.

Data Protection

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of the licensing service to process your club gaming permit and administer any club gaming permit which is granted.  Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions.  Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.  Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary.  There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing.  Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant privacy notice