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Gambling premises licence

How we can help

We issue premises licences for:

  • casinos
  • betting offices
  • race tracks
  • bingo clubs
  • adult gaming centres (over 18s only)
  • family entertainment centres (which have machines that children can use)

Applications for operating and personal licences should be made through The Gambling Commission.

How to apply

To apply for a licence:

  • download the relevant application form
  • return it to us with a plan of the premises and fee
  • send the notice of application to all responsible authorities within seven days of making your application
  • publish a prescribed notice of application in a local newspaper within 10 working days of making your application.
  • publish the same prescribed notice of application on the premises, where it can be read by the public from outside - this must must stay for 28 days, starting from when the application is made

Before applying you should read our Statement of Gambling policy.

Related documents

Apply for a new licence

Premises such as casinos, bingo halls, betting shops and amusement arcades (known as family entertainment centres and adult gaming centres) require a premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005 issued by North Tyneside Council.

Fees

Application fees
Type New application  Annual fee

New small casino

£7200

£4500

New large casino

£9000

£9000

Regional casino

£13500

£13500

Bingo club

£3150

£900

Betting premises

£2700

£540

Tracks

£2250

£900

Family entertainment centres

£1800

£675

Adult gaming centres

£1800

£900

Temporary use notices

£450

 

Related documents

Apply for a variation of licence

An existing gambling premises licence can be varied to add, amend or remove conditions or hours permitted by the licence. It can also be varied to amend another detail of the licence such as the layout of the premises.

Fees

Application fees
Type Variation fee

New small casino

£3600

New large casino

£4500

Regional casino

£6750

Bingo club

£1575

Betting premises

£1350

Tracks

£1125

Family entertainment centres

£900

Adult gaming centres

£900

Related documents

Transfer a licence

An existing gambling premises licence can be transferred to another person or company who holds an appropriate operating licence from the Gambling Commission.

Fees

Application fees
Type

Transfer fee

New small casino

£1620

New large casino

£1935

Regional casino

£5850

Bingo club

£1080

Betting premises

£1080

Tracks

£855

Family entertainment centres

£855

Adult gaming centres

£1080

Related documents

Re-instate a licence

Under certain circumstances, when a licence has lapsed, an application can be made within 6 months to reinstate it in someone else’s name.

Fees

Reinstatement fees
Type Reinstatement fee

New small casino

£1620

New large casino

£1935

Regional casino

£5850

Bingo club

£1080

Betting premises

£855

Tracks

£855

Family entertainment centres

£855

Adult gaming centres

£1080

Related documents

Apply for a provisional statement

If your premises are still under construction or being altered you can apply for a provisional statement to see if the premises would be granted a licence after the building works are complete. You can also apply before concluding legal arrangements to buy or lease the premises.

Fees

Application fees
Type Provisional statement fee After provisional statement

New small casino

£7200

£2700

New large casino

£9000

£4500

Regional casino

£13500

£7200

Bingo club

£3150

£1080

Betting premises

£2700

£1080

Tracks

£2250

£855

Family entertainment centres

£1800

£855

Adult gaming centres

£1800

£1080

Related documents

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