Gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises
Alcohol licensed premises can make gaming machines available for use under the Gambling Act 2005. They have the automatic right to make one or two gaming machines available for use or they can apply for a licensed premises gaming machine permit for more than two machines. To be eligible to apply, the premises:
- must benefit from a premises licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003 permitting on-sales;
- must have a bar;
- must not have a condition on the licence requiring alcohol only to be served with food.
Automatic right to one or two gaming machines
The holder of a premises licence can notify the licensing authority that they intend to make available for use one or two Category C or D gaming machines. The notification fee is £50 and there is no renewal or annual fee.
Licensed premises gaming machine permit
The holder of a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 can apply for a licensed premises gaming machine permit to authorise them to make 3 or more Category C or D gaming machines available for use on the premises. The application fee is £150 and an annual fee of £50 is payable.
A code of practice, published by the Gambling Commission, applies to the location and supervision of the machines on alcohol licensed premises and is available below.
Application form and guidance documents
- Alcohol licensed premises gaming machines application form (PDF: 85Kb / 4 pages)
- Alcohol licensed premises gaming machines application form (Word: 114Kb / 4 pages)
- Categories of gaming machines (PDF: 52Kb / 2 pages)
- Gambling Commission Code of Practice (PDF: 61Kb / 3 pages)
We are required by law to maintain a register containing details of various licences issued. This register can be viewed online or can be viewed at the Town Hall, Penrith during normal office hours.
If you notice any apparent error or omission in the register, or if you have any query about it, please contact a member of the Licensing Team.