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. 

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.