Gambling premises licence
Who can apply for a Gambling Premises Licence?
To be eligible you must be at least 18 years old and:
- Hold - or have applied for - an Operating Licence from the Gambling Commission
- Have official authorisation if you are applying on behalf of an organisation or company
How do I apply for a Gambling Premises Licence?
Complete and send back a together with a or along with a plan of the premises and the appropriate fee.
You must also:
How long will my application take?
The process takes a minimum of four weeks - eight weeks if anyone objects to your application.
There is a 28-day consultation period once we receive your application, during which time objections can be submitted provided they are based on the licensing objectives. If objections are received, we refer your application to the Licensing Committee - it will decide whether we should issue your licence.
If there are no objections, we will issue your licence after the consultation period ends.
Are there any conditions?
Yes, all Gambling Premises Licences we grant are subject to the mandatory and default conditions outlined in the Gambling Act. Some conditions are capable of being removed or amended upon application to the Licensing Team.
Will I need to renew my licence?
No. Your licence runs indefinitely if:
- You pay the annual fee when it is due
- It hasn't been revoked
What if I need to make changes to my licence?
What happens if there are complaints about my premises?
We will investigate any complaints. The Gambling Commission may carry out inspections and get involved in more serious complaints.
If you breach the conditions of your licence, action can be taken which could result in revocation of the licence.
What gambling applications are currently open for representation?
Details of applications for a new gambling premises licence, or to vary a gambling premises licence, received under the Gambling Act, are listed in the table below.
Applications are subject to a 28 day consultation period. If a representation is to be submitted, either supporting or objecting to an application, it is advisable (where possible) to email the representation to firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than sending by post.
The full application of any of those listed in the table below can be viewed by emailing the Licensing Team.
|Type of application||Closing date for representations|
Family Amusements Ltd
Ratio AGC Area, Wellington Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JF
Application is for a new adult gaming centre premises licence
|New||24 October 2023|
What is the Council's Statement of Principles?
Licensing authorities are required by the Gambling Act 2005 to publish a statement of the principles they propose to apply when exercising their functions. This statement must be published at least every three years. The statement must also be reviewed from 'time to time' and any amended parts consulted upon again. The statement must then be republished.