Gambling Act 2005 - fees

The Gambling Act allows licensing authorities to set their own fees for premises licences, subject to maximum levels that have been specified by central government.

  • the relevant fee must be sent with an application, in order for the application to be valid.
  • the application fee is not refundable if the application is withdrawn, or if it is unsuccessful
  • a first annual fee is payable within 30 days of the date of licence issue, details regarding this payment will be provided at the time of licence issue.
  • an annual fee is payable before the anniversary of the licence being granted (reminder letters will be sent to licence holders)

Application fees - premises licence

Gambling Act 2005 Application Fees. All prices in Pounds Sterling
Premises licence typeApplication feeAnnual feeApplication to varyApplication to transferApplication for re-instatementCopy licenceNotification of change
Bingo Club £922.50 £615.00 £922.50 £358.75 £358.75 £25 £50
Adult Gaming Centre £922.50 £615.00 £922.00 £358.75 £358.75 £25 £50
Track Betting £1025.00 £615.00 £1025.00 £358.75 £358.75 £25 £50
Betting Premises (e.g. bookmakers) £922.50 £600.00 £922.50 £358.75 £358.75 £25 £50
Family Entertainment Centre £922.50 £615.00 £922.50 £358.75 £358.75 £25 £50
New Small Casino n/a n/a £3540 £1500 £1500 £25 £50
New Large Casino n/a n/a £4425 £1790 £1790 £25 £50
Regional Casino n/a n/a £66375 £5420 £5420 £25 £50

Application fees - provisional statements

Gambling Act Fees for Provisional Statements. All prices in Pounds Sterling
Premises licence typeApplication for provisional statementLicence Application for provisional statement holders
Bingo Club £2580 £1000
Adult Gaming Centre £1475 £1000
Track Betting £1840 £790
Betting Premises (e.g. bookmakers) £2210 £1000
Family Entertainment Centre £1475 £1000
New Small Casino £5900 £2500
New Large Casino £7375 £4150
Regional Casino £11060 £6650

Application fees - gaming machine permits

Gambling Application Fees for Gaming Permits. All prices in Pounds Sterling.
Permit typeApplication feeApplication renewalTransitional application feeChange of nameCopy of permitVariationTransfer
Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine £300 £300 £100 £25 £15 n/a n/a
Prize Gaming £300 £300 £100 £25 £15 n/a n/a
Alcohol Licenced Premises Notification of 2 (or less) Gaming Machines  £50 n/a n/z £25 £15 n/a n/a
Alcohol Licenced Premises Gaming Machine Permit (for more than 2 machines) £150 £50 n/z £25 £15 n/a n/a

Application fees - club machine and club gaming machine permits

Application fees - club machine and club gaming machine permits
 PermitGrant Grant - Club premises certificate holder Annual FeeVariation Renewal Renewal - Club premises certificate holder Copy of permit
Club Machine Permit £200 £100 £50 £100 £200 £100 £15
Club Gaming Permit £200 £100 £50 £100 £200 £100 £15

Page last reviewed: 02 August 2021