If you wish to operate a gambling business in Preston, you must apply for a gambling premises licence.
Please note: you must first apply for an operator licence and any relevant personal licences from the Gambling Commission.
You need to have a gambling premises licence, required by the Gambling Act 2005, to operate the following premises:
For requirements around the types of gambling premises, please visit gambling premises types and requirements.
To apply for a premises licence you must:
To find out whether an application for a premises licence would be granted please visit gambling licence provisional statement.
|PREMISES TYPE||APPLICATION COST||ANNUAL LICENCE FEES|
|Adult gaming centre premises||£2,000||£1,000|
|Family entertainment centre premises||£2,000||£750|
For additional costings please visit the Gambling fees page.
Payment can be made through the licensing office on 01772 906910 (option 1) using a debit or credit card.
To apply for a gambling premises licence please complete theand return to us at:
Environmental Health Department
Once you have submitted your application, you need to complete and notify thein the following ways:
1. a notice outside the premises for 28 consecutive days where it can be read conveniently using the Governments prescribed,.
2. A notice in a newspaper or newsletter of local relevance, on at least one occasion within ten days of the application being made. This should contain the same information as the notice placed on the premises.
3. A notice to all responsible authorities within seven days of the application being made (unless made online) using,for individual applicants or for an organisation of multiple persons.
If valid representations are received a committee hearing will be held to determine whether the application is granted or rejected.
You have 21 days to appeal against a rejection or grant of a premises licence from receipt of the notice of decision from the licensing authority
The appeal should be lodged with Preston Magistrates Court.
Applications can be granted after a minimum period of twenty-eight days assuming no valid representations are received.
The first annual fee is due within 30 days of your licence being issued.
You will pay annually thereafter. A reminder letter will be sent out to you one month before the due date detailing how to make payment.
If you are considered to be in breach of any licence conditions, you could be subject to a gambling premises licence review.