Gambling licensing

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.


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. 

Licensing objectives 

  • 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.

More information

Information and application packs

Fees and charges are here.

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.

PDF icon Statement of Licensing Policy Gambling Act 20051.4 MB
PDF icon Notice of publication of revised Gambling Policy36.58 KB
PDF icon Gambling-Act-Applicant-Guidance-Notes-August-2018.pdf110.43 KB
PDF icon Resident's fact sheet366.45 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Conversion-Vessel-Premises-Licence-June-2018.pdf68.74 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Club-Gaming-And-Machine-Permit-Application-June-2018.pdf75.61 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Licensed-Premises-Gaming-Machine-June-2018.pdf68 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Lottery Returns-June-2018.pdf38.38 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Lottery-Registration-Application-June-2018.pdf48.49 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-New-Premises-Licence-June-2018.pdf67.92 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-New-Vessel-Premises-Licence-June-2018.pdf67.09 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Premises-Licence-Review-Decision-Notice-June-2018.pdf40.43 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Premises-Licence-Review-Form-Of-Notice-Of-Intention-To-RA-And-Licence Holder-June-2018.pdf41.49 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Premises-Licence-Review-Form-Of-Notice-To-RA-And-Licence-Holder-June-2018.pdf43.5 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Premises-Licence-Review-June-2018.pdf53.51 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Premises-Transitional-Conversion-June-2018.pdf68.16 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Prize-Gaming-Permit-Application-June-2018.pdf67.43 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Provisional-Statement-Part 1-June-2018.pdf65.79 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Provisional-Statement-Part 2-Vessel-June-2018.pdf65.74 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Reinstatement-Of-A-Premises-Licence-June-2018.pdf59.64 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Reinstatement-Of-A-Premises-Licence-Vessel-June-2018.pdf59.73 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Small-Society-Lottery-Applicant-Update-June-2018.pdf43.1 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Temporary-Use-Notice-Counter-Notice-June-2018.pdf46.35 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Temporary-Use-Notice-June-2018.pdf61.21 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Temporary-Use-Notice-Vessel-June-2018.pdf63.62 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-UFEC-Gaming-Machine-Permit-Application-July-2018.pdf64.04 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Variation-Of-A-Vessel-Premises-Licence-June-2018.pdf64.71 KB
PDF icon Licensing-GA05-Variation-Premises-Licence-June-2018.pdf64.75 KB