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Gambling

Private members' clubs

Permits are required for clubs or institutes already offering gaming machines and other gaming.

These include:

  • Members’ clubs
  • Commercial clubs
  • Miners’ welfare institutes

Application process

It is a statutory requirement that applicants use the correct forms to give proper notice of applications and variations to all responsible authorities, including the Gambling Commission. Visit the Gambling Commission’s website to apply for the relevant permit.

Types of permit

Club machine permit

A club machine permit entitles clubs to offer up to three Category B4 machines.

Gaming club permit

A club gaming permit entitles clubs to offer up to three Category B4 gaming machines plus facilities for equal chance gaming (subject to certain limits) and such games as are prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations.

Both types of permit will last for 10 years. An annual fee and a renewal fee will apply at the end of this period.