Gambling

Our responsibilities are:

  • the licensing of gambling premises
  • issuing provisional statements for premises
  • considering temporary use of premises notices
  • granting permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs and miners’ welfare institutes
  • regulating gaming and gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises
  • granting permits to family entertainment centres for category D machines
  • granting permits for prize gaming
  • considering occasional use notices for betting tracks
  • granting small society lottery permits

All other gambling responsibilities are with the Gambling Commission.

You can read our statement of gambling licensing principles which is reviewed at least every 3 years.

Premises licences

You must have a premises licence if you want to have any of the following types of gambling business:

  • adult gaming centre (AGC)
  • betting (apart from track)
  • betting at a track
  • bingo
  • casino
  • family entertainment centre (FEC)

To apply for a gambling premises licence, you must be:

  • over 18
  • authorised to make a gambling application on behalf of a company or partnership
  • hold an operators’ licence from the Gambling Commission

The category of gaming machine allowed differs between the types of premises.

Gambling machine categories
 

Machine category

Maximum stake

Maximum prize

Allowed premises

A

unlimited

unlimited

currently not allowed

B1

£5

£10,000

(with the option of a maximum £20,000 linked progressive jackpot on a premises basis only)

  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos

 

B2

£2

£500

  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos

B3

£2

£500

  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos

B3A

£2

£500

  • members’ club
  • miners’ welfare institute

B4

£2

£400

  • members' club
  • miners’ welfare club
  • commercial club
  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos

C

£1

£100

  • pubs
  • licensed FEC
  • members' club
  • miners’ welfare club
  • commercial club
  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos

D money prize

10p

£5

  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • members' club
  • miners’ welfare club
  • commercial club
  • pubs (with notification)
  • travelling fairs
  • unlicensed family entertainment centres (UFECs) with a permit

D non-money prize (other than crane grab machine)

30p

£8

  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • members' club
  • miners’ welfare club
  • commercial club
  • pubs (with notification)
  • travelling fairs
  • UFECs with a permit

D non-money prize (crane grab machine)

£1

£50

  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • members' club
  • miners’ welfare club
  • commercial club
  • pubs (with notification)
  • travelling fairs
  • UFECs with a permit

D combined money and non-money prize (other than coin pusher or penny falls machines)

10p

£8

(of which no more than £5 may be a cash prize)

  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • members' club
  • miners’ welfare club
  • commercial club
  • pubs (with notification)
  • travelling fairs
  • UFECs with a permit

D combined money and non-money prize (coin pusher or penny falls machine)

20p

£20 (of which no more than £10 can be a cash prize)

  • 2005 Act casinos
  • 1968 Act casinos
  • betting shops
  • tracks with pool betting
  • bingo premises
  • adult gaming centre
  • members' club
  • miners’ welfare club
  • commercial club
  • pubs (with notification)
  • travelling fairs
  • UFECs) with a permit
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Application for a new adult gaming centre licence

You will need an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission before you can apply for a premises licence from us.

If we approve your premises licence, we will allow you to have up to 4 category B machines and an unlimited number of category C and D machines.

You must not allow children under 18 to enter an Adult Gaming Centre, there must be signs at all entrances telling people the minimum age.

To apply

We’ll need the following information with your application:

  • a copy of your operators’ licence
  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines
    • that there are no customer entrances from a family entertainment centre, another AGC or alcohol licensed premises

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the adult gaming centre application

Application for a new casino licence

You will need an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission before you can apply for a premises licence from us.

The premises licence will allow the type of gaming machines allowed which depends of the size of the casino.

The limit for a regional casino is up to 25 machines (category A, B, C or D) for each gaming table. They may have a maximum of 1250 machines.

The limit for large casinos is up to 5 gaming machines (category B, C or D) for each gaming table. They may have a maximum of 150 machines.

The limit for small casinos is up to 2 gaming machines (category B, C or D) for each gaming table. They may have a maximum of 80 machines.

To apply

We’ll need the following information with your application:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place gaming machines
    • any areas which will be a table gaming area
    • any areas which will be non-gambling areas

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB  and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the casino application

Application for a new bingo premises licence

You will need an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission before you can apply for a premises licence from us.

Bingo is equal chance gaming which is where:

  • it does not involve playing or staking against a bank
  • the chances of winning are the same for all players

You can play bingo in:

  • commercial bingo clubs
  • casinos
  • clubs and pubs
    • no authorisation is needed unless the bingo is high turnover, where the total stakes and prizes in any 7-day period exceed £2,000  

Bingo premises (commercial clubs and casinos) are allowed up to 8 gaming machines of category B3 or B4 and an unlimited number of category C and D machines available to use.

To apply

We’ll need the following information with your application:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines
    • the location and are of any part of the premises which you will use to provide facilities for gaming apart from those parts which include category B or C machines
    • the type and location of any barrier separating any part of the premises where category B and C machines are in use

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1.Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the bingo premises application

Application for a new family entertainment centre licence

You will need an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission before you can apply for a premises licence from us.

To apply

We’ll need the following information with your application:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place category C gaming machines
    • the location and area of where you will place category D gaming machines
    • the type and location of any barrier separating any part of the premises where category C machines are in use

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the family entertainment application

Application for a new betting (other than track) licence

You will need an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission before you can apply for a premises licence from us.

If we approve your premises licence, we will allow you to have up to 4 category B2, B3, B4, C or D machines.

You must not allow children under 18 in a betting premises, there must be signs at all entrances telling people the minimum age.

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

To apply

We’ll need the following information with your application:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place any category B or C gaming machines

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the betting (non-track) application

Application for a new betting track licence

You will need an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission before you can apply for a premises licence from us.

To apply

We’ll need the following information with your application:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and areas of any part which is a 5 times rule betting area
    • the location and are of any part in which category B or C machines will be in use
    • the type and location of any barrier separating any part of the premises where category C machines are in use

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the track application

Application for a new gambling on a vessel licence

You will need an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission before you can apply for a premises licence from us.

To apply

We’ll need the following information with your application:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the boat
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads

If your application is for an adult gaming centre your plans will also need to show:

  • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines
  • that there are no customer entrances from a family entertainment centre, another AGC or alcohol licensed premises

If your application is for a casino your plans will also need to show:

  • the location and area of where you will place gaming machines
  • any areas which will be a table gaming area
  • any areas which will be non-gambling areas

If your application is for bingo your plans will also need to show:

  • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines
  • the location and are of any part of the premises which you will use to provide facilities for gaming apart from those parts which include category B or C machines
  • the type and location of any barrier separating any part of the premises where category B and C machines are in use

If your application is for a family entertainment centre your plans will also need to show:

  • the location and area of where you will place category C gaming machines
  • the location and area of where you will place category D gaming machines
  • the type and location of any barrier separating any part of the premises where category C machines are in use

If your application is for betting (other than track) your plans will also need to show:

  • the location and area of where you will place any category B or C gaming machines

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the gambling on a vessel application

Occasional use notice

Used where there is less than 8 days betting on a track in a calendar year.

To apply

You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 133KB and send this back to us.

Email the occasional use application

Provisional use statement

You will need to apply for a provisional statement if:

  • your property is under construction
  • your property needs major alterations
  • you do not have the right to occupy the property yet

After we have granted the provisional statement, we can only refuse an application for the full premises licence on limited grounds.

To apply

Before you apply, you’ll need the following:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 177KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the provisional statement application

Temporary use notices

If you hold an operating licence you can serve notice about the temporary use of a premises for gambling without needing a premises’ licence. Temporary use notices are only for equal chance gaming where those who take part are in a competition which will produce a single overall winner. 

To apply

Before you apply, you’ll need the following:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines

You’ll need to tell us at least 3 months before the first date listed in the notice.

You cannot use premises for gambling under a temporary use notice for more than 21 days in any rolling 12-month period. You can apply for more than one temporary use notice but the total number of days cannot exceed 21 days.

If we receive a temporary use notice on premises where the total number of days exceeds 21, we will issue a counter notice.

If we receive any objections our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If there are no objections to a temporary use notice we will authorise the notice and return it within 21 days.

You must display the temporary use notice on the premises whilst the specified activity is taking place.

You’ll need to display an a4 notice [docx] 23KB on or outside the premises for 28 continuous days from the day after you send us the application.

You must:

If we receive no representations within the 28 days, we will grant your application as applied for, subject to the conditions offered in your operating schedule.

If we receive any representations our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

If we grant a licence, you’ll need to display the licence on the premises.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 182KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the temporary use application

Transfer a licence

If the operator of a gambling business changes you will need to apply to transfer the licence.

To apply

Before you apply, you’ll need the following:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines
  • written consent from the existing licence holder to the transfer
  • the existing premises licence

If you do not have the existing premises licence, you’ll need to include a statement telling us why you do not have this along with an application for a copy of the licence.

Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form.docx [docx] 50KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the licence transfer application

Permits

You do not need an operators’ license for permits. There are no responsible authorities involved in permit applications.

Application for a new unlicensed family entertainment centre (UFEC) gaming machine permit

A family entertainment centre which only has machines in category D (these are low-stake fruit machines, coin pushers or crane grabs) does not need a licence.

Instead they should hold an unlicensed family entertainment centre machine permit.

To apply

Before you apply, you’ll need the following:

  • a plan which should be 1:100 scale unless we have agreed otherwise which shows:
    • the boundary of the building with any internal or external walls
    • the perimeter of the premises
    • if the premise is a boat or part a boat then the location of any part of the sides of the boat or any internal walls included in the premises
    • entrances and exits to the building
      • including a description of the place where the entry goes to or where the exit leads
    • the location and area of where you will place the gaming machines
Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 97KB  and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online

There is a fee for this service.

Email the UFEC application

Club gaming and club machine permits

Club machine permit

A club machine permit will allow B, C or D gaming machines in members clubs, miners’ welfare institutes and commercial clubs.

You do not need an operating or premises licence if you hold a club machine permit.

You must make sure that you do not allow children under 18 in an area where there are gaming machines other than those in category D.

Club gaming permit

A club gaming permit will allow no more than 3 gaming machines in categories B, C or D in members clubs or miners’ welfare institutes.

You must make sure that children under 18 do not use machines in categories B or C.

You do not need an operating or premises licence if you hold a club gaming permit.

You can offer equal chance gaming without any limits on stakes and prizes.

You cannot:

  • charge a fee greater than those listed in the regulations for players to join any games of equal chance
  • deduct fees from sums staked or won greater than those listed in the regulations
  • allow members of the public (apart from members, their guests or staff) into the gaming area
  • allow children or young people into the gaming area

To apply

Fast-track application

If you already hold a club premises licence you can apply for a fast-track application.

This means we do not have to send a copy of the application to the police or Gambling Commission and they cannot object to the application.

A permit issued under the fast track procedure does not expire.

It only ceases to have effect if it is:

  • surrendered
  • cancelled
  • forfeited
  • lapsed because the club premises certificate is not in place

You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 114KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online
Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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There is a fee for this service.

Email the club gaming or club machine application

Standard application

If you do not hold a club premises certificate, we will send your application to the police and the Gambling Commission as part of the consultation.

They can then comment or object to the application within the 28 days consultation period.

If we have concerns or if there are any objections to the application our licensing committee will meet to decide on the application (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not necessary).

The permit will only be valid for 10 years and you will need to renew this at least 6 weeks before the existing permit expires.

You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 114KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online
Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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There is a fee for this service.

Email the club gaming or club machine application

Licensed premises - notification of 2 or less gaming machines

Under the act you’re entitled to 2 or less machines in category C or D.

You need to tell us that you wish to make gaming machines available for use.

You must not allow any person under 18 years to use a category C machine.

There is no annual fee for the notification of less than 2 machines permit.

To apply

You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 47KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online
Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below, when asked to choose which service select gambling licence fee and then follow the onscreen instructions.

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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Licensed premises gaming machine permit

If you wish to have more than 2 gaming machines in category C or D, you’ll need to apply for the gaming machine permit.

You must not allow any person under 18 years to use a category C machine

There is an annual fee for the permit.

To apply

You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 114KB  and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online
Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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There is a fee for this service.

Email the gaming machine permit

Prize gaming permit

The size of any prize in prize gaming does not rely on either:

  • the number of people playing
  • the amount paid for or raised by the gaming

You must put up all prizes in advance and all chances to take part in the gaming must take place on one day.

You must:

  • play and complete the game on the same day
  • make public the result of the game in the premises the day that it takes place

The following premises do not need a prize gaming permit:

  • adult gaming centres
  • family entertainment centres
  • unlicensed family entertainment centres
  • travelling fairs
  • bingo halls

You cannot apply for a prize gaming permit if you hold a premises licence or a club gaming permit.

The permit is valid for 10 years.

To apply

You’ll need to download our application form [doc] 103KB and send this back to us.

You should include:

  • any extra documents we request as part of the application
  • either a cheque or a receipt showing you have made payment online
Make an online payment

You’ll need a credit or debit card for this.

1. Select the button below and then follow the onscreen instructions

2. After receiving your payment receipt you’ll need to forward this email to licensing@arun.gov.uk.

Make a payment online

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There is a fee for this service.

Email a prize gaming application

Poker in premises licensed for alcohol sales

Clubs and premises with an alcohol licence can allow equal chance gaming on the premises. Equal chance gaming is when you do not have to stake against the bank and the chances of winning are the same for everyone playing.

Poker is the most popular type of equal change gaming.

There are strict limits in place for stakes and prizes these are:

  • the maximum stake per player is £5 per game
  • the combined stakes for the premises must not exceed £100 per day
  • the maximum prize is £100 per game, this includes:
    • money
    • payments in-kind
    • vouchers
    • goods
    • donated items
    • goody bags
    • buy-ins at other poker tournaments
    • any other items which have a value
  • you cannot charge a fee people to take part, this includes having people buy a meal so they can play and it does not matter if the charge is voluntary or not
  • you cannot link the gaming to gaming in any other premises

The Gambling Commission has a code of practice which explains what a pub or club must do to offer poker. The designated premises supervisor (DPS) will be the person who must make sure that the pub or club follows the Gambling Commission’s rules.

Under the code you must keep records of poker activity which we can request to see.

If you do not follow the limits on stakes and prizes, we can remove the exemption which allows poker in your pub or club.

We may also decide to review the alcohol licence after any failure to follow the rules on poker.

If we remove the exemption, you must not allow people to play games of equal chance on the premises. If you allow any game of equal chance this is a breach of the Gambling Act and could result in your prosecution. This carries a severe penalty of up to 51 weeks imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.

Responsible authorities

The licensing team / licensing officer
Arun District Council
Arun Civic Centre
Maltravers Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5LF
licensing@arun.gov.uk
 

Planning department
Arun District Council
Arun Civic Centre
Maltravers Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5LF
planning@arun.gov.uk

Environmental health department / pollution team
Arun District Council
Arun Civic Centre
Maltravers Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5LF
pollution@arun.gov.uk

Health and safety department
Arun District Council
Arun Civic Centre
Maltravers Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5LF
health.safety@arun.gov.uk

The Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham
B2 4BP
info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Police Neighbourhood Licensing Team
Sussex Police
Centenary House
Durrington Lane
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 2PQ
ws_licensing_wor@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Fire Safety Officer - Licensing Applications
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
Centenary House
1st Floor, West Wing, Rm 236 & 245
Durrington Lane
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 2QB
businessfiresafety@westsussex.gov.uk

HM Revenue & Customs
National Registration Unit
Portcullis House
21 India Street
Glasgow
G2 4PZ

West Sussex County Council - Safeguarding Children Board
Room 12, County Hall
West Street
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1RQ
01243 642965