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Gambling Act 2005 - Premises Applications

Premises Licence Applications

Where an individual or a company proposes to offer gambling at a premises for which an operating licence is required from the Gambling Commission, that individual or company will also need to apply for a premises licence from the local authority. See the Guidance for Applicants [PDF 69KB].

See our Public Register for a list of all Gambling Act 2005 Premises Licences issued by Erewash.

The Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission is responsible for issuing operating licences under the Gambling Act 2005 to organisations and individuals who are providing facilities for gambling.

It also issues personal licences to certain categories of people working in the gambling industry. The Commission requires key employees in certain management positions to hold a personal licence. More information is available on their website.

Except in the case of tracks (where the occupier of the track who holds the operating licence may not be the person who actually offers the gambling) premises licences may only be issued to people with a relevant gambling operating licence or who are in the process of applying for an operator's licence.

For example, to obtain a bingo premises licence the applicant must hold a bingo operating licence. Premises licences are only transferable to someone else holding a valid operating licence.

Premises Licence

Under the Gambling Act 2005 premises licences will be processed and granted by licensing authorities who may authorise the provision of facilities on:

  • Casino premises
  • Bingo premises
  • Betting premises, Including tracks
  • Adult gaming centres
  • Family entertainment centres

Premises Licence Fees

See our Fees Table [PDF 76KB] for all Gambling Act 2005 applications.

The following application forms are available to download:

Please note that the 'Notices to Responsible Authorities' required by the Act, and the Notices for display at the relevant premises and for publication (if required), are attached to the various application forms for your convenience and use.

Information on other websites

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Erewash Borough Council is actively committed to treating all customers with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We would like to know who our customers are to check that everyone in the Borough is accessing the services they are entitled to and that no-one is is discriminated against unlawfully. Please take a short time to download and complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. All information will be treated as confidential and all questions are voluntary. This will help us to ensure that our services are fair and accessible to all. Please return the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Further Information

For further advice or guidance on Gambling Act 2005 premises applications please contact the licensing department using the details below.

Licensing Office
Erewash Borough Council
Civic Centre
Derby Road
Long Eaton

Tel: 0115 9071113
Fax: 0115 9071121
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