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

How to apply

If you want to run a premises with facilities for gaming with prizes then you can apply for a prize gaming permit.

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:

  • if the premises is already licensed for any gambling activities
  • your details
  • details about the premises
  • information about the nature of the gaming you want to provide
  • a detailed plan of the premises - you can find out more about this in our guidance for plans


You are not able to apply for a prize gaming permit if there is already a premises licence or club gaming permit in place at the premises

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


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

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 prize gaming permit and administer any 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