The purpose of gambling licensing is to: prevent gambling causing, or being associated with, crime ensure that gambling is carried out in a fair and open way protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling Licences Licences are needed for: casinos bingo halls betting offices adult gaming centres family entertainment centres Apply for a licence Application for a new premises licence (pdf 161 Kb) Application for a provisional statement under the Gambling Act 2005 (pdf 163 Kb) Application for the reinstatement of a premises licence (pdf 158 Kb) Application to transfer a premises licence (pdf 118 Kb) Application to vary a premises licence (pdf 163 Kb) Permits Permits are needed for: gaming and gaming machines in clubs unlicensed family entertainment centres gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises Apply for a permit Application for club gaming permit or club machine permit (pdf 39 Kb) Notification for gaming machines and permits (pdf 67 Kb) Application for temporary use notice (pdf 48 Kb) Further information Adult gaming centres information sheet (pdf 67 kb) Betting premises information sheet (pdf 72 kb) Bingo information sheet (pdf 77 kb) Betting tracks information sheet (pdf 72 kb) Casinos information sheet (pdf 72 kb) Club gaming permits information sheet (pdf 35 kb) Licensed family entertainment centres information sheet (pdf 69 kb) Temporary use notices and occasional use notices information sheet (pdf 30 kb) Lotteries and raffles Some lotteries and raffles don’t need a licence or permit. These include charity lotteries where the tickets are only sold at the event at which the prizes are drawn, and workplace raffles where the all the money raised is spent on prizes. Read more about lotteries and raffles that don't need a licence If you sell lottery or raffle tickets in advance, you may need a council permit or a licence from the Gambling Commission. This depends on the amount of money you are likely to raise. You need a council permit if: You are likely to raise less than £25,000 in a year No single prize is worth more than £20,000 You are not a commercial organisation. Please complete the following application and returns form. Society lottery registration form (word 128 kb) Society lottery returns form (word 141 kb) You need a gambling commission licence if one or more of the following applies: You are likely to raise more than £250,000 in a year You have single prizes of more than £20,000 You are a commercial organisation. Read more about which licence you need and how to apply.