Gaming in pubs and clubs

Gaming in clubs

Who can apply?

Members' clubs, miners' welfare institutes and commercial clubs can apply for a club machine permit.

Only members' clubs and miners' welfare institutes can apply for a club gaming permit - commercial clubs cannot apply.

What is a club machine permit? 

A club machine permit authorises the provision of up to three gaming machines.

What is a club gaming permit?

A club gaming permit authorises the provision of up to three gaming machines and also allows equal-chance gaming (for example, poker) and games of chance (for example, pontoon, chemin-de-fer) under certain restrictions. 

How much will it cost to apply?

New permit £100/£150
Variation £100
Annual fee £50
Transfer of permit £25
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15

How do I apply?

Application for club gaming permit or club machine permit

Further Information

Gambling Act 2005 policy

Guidance

Code of Practice

Gambling Commission Guidance

Legislation

Gambling Act 2005

Officer decisions

A record of decisions made by officers

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