What we do
- issue premises licences for casinos, betting offices and race tracks, bingo clubs, adult gaming centres, and family entertainment centres
- grant permits for gaming machines in members' clubs and licensed premises, prize gaming and unlicensed family entertainment centres.
- authorise the temporary use of premises for gambling
- register small society lotteries.
We publish a gambling licensing policy every three years.
- To prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime;
- To ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way;
- To protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
Information and application packs
Right of appeal
An applicant aggrieved by the refusal of the Council to grant a licence or by any condition attached to the grant of such a licence may appeal to a Magistrates Court.