Under the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act") Permits are issued to premises that either offer very low-stakes and prize gaming, or premises whose primary function is not the provision of gambling facilities.

We issue the following types of Permit under the Act:

There are several key differences between a Permit and a Premises Licence:

  • Permit applicants/holders are not required to have an Operating Licence issued by the Gambling Commission
  • There are no interested parties in relation to Permit applications
  • The Licensing Authority can only grant or reject Permits, we can not attach conditions.
  • With the exception of permits relating to alcohol licensed premises, Permits are of limited duration.


Page last updated: 
7 November 2014
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