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

How to apply

If your premises is licensed to sell alcohol and has a bar that is used wholly or mainly for the sale or consumption of alcohol then you can apply for a permit to allow you to have more than two gaming machines.

If you only want one or two machines you can give us a notification instead.

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

We'll need to know:

  • how many gaming machines you want and whether they are category C or D machines
  • your details (as premises licence holder)
  • details about the premises
  • 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 gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises 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.