Gambling licensing

Introduction

In order for gambling activity to take place in any public premises within our boundary, the following licences will be required and can be obtained from the Gambling Commission:

  • operating licence
  • personal licence (subject to circumstance)
  • premises licence.

In addition, a premises licence must also be obtained. Under the Act, we are responsible for dealing with the following applications:

  • casinos
  • betting offices
  • race tracks
  • bingo halls
  • adult gaming centres
  • licensed family entertainment centres. 

We also issues permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs, unlicensed family entertainment centres and gaming machines in pubs or other alcohol licensed premises.

Gambling Act

The Gambling Act 2005 comprehensively modernised the law on gambling and introduced a powerful regulator for gambling, the Gambling Commission. The Commission issue personal and operating licences and ensure compliance with these and the associated Codes of Practice and investigates and prosecutes illegal gambling providers.

In addition, whilst the Gambling Commission regulates the gambling industry, the Act gives us responsibility for the licensing of gambling premises.

For further information or advice please email licensing@peterborough.gov.uk.

Premises licence fees

Premises licence fees 
Application type Bingo Betting Premises Tracks Family Entertainment Centres Adult Gaming Centre
New Application £3,150 £2,145 £2,145 £1,720 £1,720
Annual Fee £922 £580 £922 £680 £905
Variation Application £1,550 £1,285 £1,075 £860 £855
Transfer Application £1,065 £1,050 £825 £815 £1,050
Application for Re-instatement £1,065 £1,050 £825 £815 £1,050
Provisional Statement £3,150 £2,145 £2,145 £1,720 £1,720
Licence application for Provisional Statement Holders £1,060 £1,027 £825 £815 £985
Copy Licence £25 £25 £25 £25 £25
Notification of change £50 £50 £50 £50 £50

Temporary use notice fees

  • Application for temporary use notice £150 (500)
  • Copy of notice £10.50 (25)

These fees are set by the Secretary of State and the licensing authority has no discretion to change them.

Gambling permit fees

Gambling premises application fees

Application Type

Bingo

Betting Premises

Tracks

Family Entertainment Centres

Adult Gaming Centre

New Application

£3,150

£2,145

£2,145

£1,720

£1,720

Annual Fee

£922

£580

£922

£680

£905

Variation Application

£1,550

£1,285

£1.075

£860

£855

Transfer Application

£1,065

£1,050

£825

£815

£1,050

Application for Re-Instatement

£1,065

£1,050

£825

£815

£1,050

Provisional Statement

£3,150

£2,145

£2,145

£1,720

£1,720

Licence Application for Provisional Statement Holders

£1,060

£1,027

£825

£815

£985

Copy Licence

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

Notification of Change

£50

£50

£50

£50

£50

Small society lottery registration

Find out more from the Gambling Commission guidance on running a lottery, otherwise, fees are as follows:

  • Grant £40
  • Annual fee £20

Pay for

Gambling application forms

Lottery applications

LotteryApplicationRegistrationOfNonSmallSocietyLottery-October2018171KBpdf
Size: 171KBFile format: pdf
LotteryRenewalForm-October2018169KBpdf
Size: 169KBFile format: pdf
LotteryReturnsForm-October201882KBpdf
Size: 82KBFile format: pdf

Permit applications

ALGMPermitApplicationForm-October2018 (1)241KBpdf
Size: 241KBFile format: pdf
ClubGamingPermitOrClubMachinePermitApplication-Oct18193KBpdf
Size: 193KBFile format: pdf
PrizeGamingPermitApplicationForm-Oct18224KBpdf
Size: 224KBFile format: pdf
UFECApplicationForm-Oct18187KBpdf
Size: 187KBFile format: pdf

Premises licence

LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationPremisesLicence37KBpdf
Size: 37KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationPremisesLicenceVessel40KBpdf
Size: 40KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationProvisionalStatement39KBpdf
Size: 39KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationProvisionalStatementVessel37KBpdf
Size: 37KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationPremisesLicenceVariation37KBpdf
Size: 37KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationPremisesLicenceTransfer36KBpdf
Size: 36KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationPremisesLicenceReinstate34KBpdf
Size: 34KBFile format: pdf

Premises licence notices

LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ResponsibleAuthoritiesNoticeA19KBpdf
Size: 19KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ResponsibleAuthoritiesNoticeB23KBpdf
Size: 23KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-PublicNoticeGrantOfPremises17KBpdf
Size: 17KBFile format: pdf

Temporary use notices

LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-TempUseNotice34KBpdf
Size: 34KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-TempUseNoticeVessel36KBpdf
Size: 36KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ApplicationOccasionalUse73KBpdf
Size: 73KBFile format: pdf

Variation notices

LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ResponsibleAuthoritiesVariationNoticeA23KBpdf
Size: 23KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-ResponsibleAuthoritiesVariationNoticeB26KBpdf
Size: 26KBFile format: pdf
LicensesAndPermits-Gambling-PublicNoticeVariation28KBpdf
Size: 28KBFile format: pdf

Licensing objectives

Any decisions made by either body must be made in accordance with the three licensing objectives which are:

  • preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder
  • ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

Statement of Principles

Statement of Principles statutory review and consultation

Peterborough City Council, along with other Licensing Authorities, have a duty under the Act to publish a Statement of Principles and review this Statement at least every three years. The Statement of Principles sets out how the Council intends to exercise its functions under the Act.

The initial statement was published in January 2007, and has been updated in January 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019, therefore a revised statement is required to be published by January 2022.

A draft document has been prepared for consultation purposes and can be viewed online.

Statement of Principles - Letter and policy1.8MBpdf
Size: 1.8MBFile format: pdf

The consultation runs from 23 August 2021 until 8 October 2021 and seeks views on the draft revisions. Should you wish to respond and make comment, please ensure that you do so prior to the end of the consultation period, to ensure your comments can be properly considered, prior to determination of the final policy.

A hard copy of the draft document can also be located at the council’s main offices (Town Hall on Bridge Street and Sand Martin House in Fletton Quays) and in Central Library on Broadway, during opening hours.

Peterborough City Council’s current statement of Principles which expires at the end of January 2022 can be found below.

Current Statement of Principles

Statement-of- Principles-20191.26MBpdf
Size: 1.26MBFile format: pdf