A premises licence allows the premises to be used for one or more licensable gambling activities. This could include bingo, gaming machines and betting.
All applications are advertised outside the premises and in the local newspaper. Local residents can object to applications to:
It is a criminal offence to carry out unlicensed activities and, if convicted, you could be given a £20,000 fine and a six-month prison term.
If your application is unsuccessful, you may appeal to a magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision.
You can also make an application to transfer an existing premises licence to a new licence holder.
You can also make an application to make a variation to an existing licence. You should advertise this application outside the premises and in the local newspaper.
For more information see: