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Gambling Act 2005 - club machine permit

This is applicable to member's clubs and miner's welfare institutes and commercial clubs. You may wish to apply for a club machine permit if you only intend providing gaming machines but no other gaming facilities which are available under a club gaming permit. You may have 3 gaming machines of categories B3A, B4, C and D. Commercial clubs are not permitted to have category B3A machines on the premises. Any existing registration certificates under parts 2 and 3 of the Gaming Act 1968 will be able to operate until those certificates expire.

If you hold a Club Premises Certificate you may apply for a club machine permit under the 'fast track' procedure. 

In order to apply for a club machine permit you will need to:

  • Submit the application form to the Licensing Authority (if you are an existing registration certificate holder you will need to also submit a copy of the registration certificate).
  • If you do not hold a club premises certificate and therefore are not applying under the 'fast track' procedure you will need to submit copies of the application to the Gambling Commission and the Police within 7 days of making the application.
  • 'Fast track' applicants only need to apply to the Licensing Authority. 
  • Submit the appropriate fee (see below)

Please note: A club machine permit is subject to an annual fee which is payable within 30 days after the application is made and then annually thereafter.

Fees and charges

  • New application £200
  • Application by an existing operator £100
  • Annual fee £50
  • Variation £110
  • Copy of permit £16.50.

Application form



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