Gambling - gaming machines and prize gaming

Gaming machine and prize gaming permits for:

  • Club and Miners' Welfare Institute - gaming and gaming machines
  • Alcohol Licensed Premises - gaming and gaming machines
  • Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres (amusement arcades which may be used by children)
  • Prize Gaming (games of chance for pre-determined prizes)

Further information and guidance

Gambling Act 2005 - list of licence holders

Further information can be obtained from the Gambling Commission website and also from the Department of Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) website.

Chief Constable and Gambling Commission

Section 29(d) of the application for Club Gaming Permit and Club Machine Permits says "the applicant must send a copy of this application and any accompanying documents to the Gambling Commission and the chief constable within a period of seven days beginning on the date this application is made." Send these to:

Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
B2 4BP


Chief Constable
Tayside Division Headquarters
Well Bell Street



Licence period
See table of fees for details.
Gambling fees
Classes of permit etc Duration of grant Application/ Renewal Annual fee Fee for application to vary permit Change of name Copy permit
Unlicensed FEC 10 years £300 -   £25 £15
Prize gaming permit  10 years  £300 -   £25 £15
Club gaming permit  10 years  £200 £50 £100   £15
Club machine permit  10 years  £200 £50 £100   £15
Licensed premises - automatic notification  unlimited  £50 -      
Licensed premises - gaming machine permit  unlimited  £150/100  £50 £100 Transfer or change of name £25  £15
Temporary use notice    £350       £25