Gambling and small society lottery forms
Who has responsibility for licensing?
We have responsibility for the licensing of gambling premises. Licensing authorities now issue premises licences for the following activities:
- Adult gaming centres
- Family entertainment centres
Permits are issued for:
- Gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises, such as pubs
- Gaming machines for members clubs
- Other gaming activities in members' clubs
- Category D machines* in unlicensed family entertainment centres
- Prize gaming
*Category D machines are those that have the lowest level of stakes and prizes.
Small society lotteries
We now also register small society lotteries and issue:
- Occasional and Temporary Use Notices; and
- Applications for Provisional Statements.
How do I get a licence?
If you are running a lottery or a draw as a small society then you need to register with us. You can do so by filling out a small society application form. Then, no later than three months from the day of the draw, you must submit a returns form.
If you wish to run a gambling premises you should read our gambling policy and use the following where relevant:
- Premises licence application
- Notice of application for a premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005
- Notice of application part B
- Transitional conversion application
If the premises is a vessel: