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Transferring a Gambling Premises Licence

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You can apply to us for a premises licence to be transferred to your name.

How much is the transferred licence?

  • Small Casino - £1,800
  • Bingo premises - £1,200
  • Adult gaming centre premises - £1,200
  • Family entertainment centre premises - £950
  • Betting premises - £1,200
  • Track premises - £950

For additional costings please visit the Gambling fees page. 

Gambling fees

How to apply

Complete the transfer a gambling premises licence application form (PDF) [51KB] here and return to us:

Licensing Services
Environmental Health Department
Town Hall
Lancaster Road

Payment can be made card through the licensing office on 01772 906910 (option 1) using a debit or credit card.

What to include

  • The correct gambling fee
  • time the transfer is to take effect
  • written statement from the licence holder consenting to the transfer
  • premises licence, or both:
    • a statement explaining why it is not reasonably practicable to produce the licence
    • an application by the licensee for the issue of a copy of the licence

You can download a transfer responsible authorities form A (PDF) [21KB] for individual applicants or transfer responsible authorities form B (PDF) [24KB]  for an organisation of multiple persons.

List of responsible authorities

A copy of the application must be sent to all responsible authorities within seven days of the application being made (unless made online). The responsible authorities are:



Licensing Unit, Lancashire Constabulary, Preston Divisional Headquarters, Lancaster Road North, Preston, PR1 2SA 01772 209794

Fire and Rescue

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Preston Fire Safety Department, Blackpool Road, Preston, PR1 556506

Environmental Protection 

Environmental Protection, Environmental Health, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 906151

Gambling Commission

4th Floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 230 6666

Protection of Children

Lancashire Safeguarding Children's Board, Lancashire County Council, PO Box 100, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0LD 

01772 536954


The Planning Authority, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 906912

HM Revenue and Customs

Betting and Gaming, National Registration Unit, Portcullis House, 21 India Street, Glasgow, G2 4PZ.nrubetting& 555 3633


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