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Gambling Act 2005 Fees and Charges

Premises licences

Applicants can apply for one of the following options:

The first Annual Fee is payable 30 days after the effective date of the Premises Licence and subsequent Annual Fees are payable before each anniversary of the date on which the licence is issued. Please note that the Licence will lapse should the fee not be paid within the required time period.

Premises Fast Track Non Fast Track
Existing Casinos £300 £2,000
Bingo Premises £300 £1,750
Betting Premises £300 £1,500
Track Betting £300 £1,250
Family Entertainment Centres £300 £1,000
Adult Gaming Centres £300 £1,000

Permits

Permit Transitional Fee Duration
Family Entertainment Centre
Gaming Machine Permit
£100 10 Years
Notification for Licensed Premises
(Up To Two Machines)
£50 Indefinitely
Licensed Premises Gaming Machine
(For More Than Two Machines)
£100
£150 if no Exisitng Licence
Indefinitely
Prize Gaming £100 10 Years

Clubs holding a Club Premises Certificate under the Licensing Act 2003 may make a Fast Track application for a Club Gaming Permit or a Club Gaming Machine Permit.  Clubs not holding a Club Premises Certificate must make a Non Fast Track application.

Permit Fast Track Non Fast Track
Club Gaming £100 £200
Club Gaming Machine £100 £200

Premises licence fees

The first Annual Fee is payable 30 days after the effective date of the Premises Licence and subsequent Annual Fees are payable before each anniversary of the date on which the licence is issued.

Please note that the Licence will lapse should the fee not be paid within the required time period.

Bingo clubs

Application Fee
New Application £3,500
Variation Application £1,750
Transfer Application £1,200
Re-instatement Application £1,200
Provisional Statement £3,500
Conversion of Provisional Statement
to Premises Licence
£1,200
Annual Fee £1,000

Betting premises

Application Fee
New Application £3,000
Variation Application £1,500
Transfer Application £1,200
Re-instatement Application £1,200
Provisional Statement £3,000
Conversion of Provisional Statement
to Premises Licence
£1,200
Annual Fee £600

Tracks tetting

Application Fee
New Application £2,500
Variation Application £1,250
Transfer Application £950
Re-instatement Application £950
Provisional Statement £2,500
Conversion of Provisional Statement
to Premises Licence
£950
Annual Fee £1,000

Family entertainment centres

Application Fee
New Application £2,000
Variation Application £1,000
Transfer Application £950
Re-instatement Application £950
Provisional Statement £2,000
Conversion of Provisional Statement
to Premises Licence
£950
Annual Fee £750

Adult gaming centres

Application Fee
New Application £2,000
Variation Application £1,000
Transfer Application £1,200
Re-instatement Application £1,200
Provisional Statement £2,000
Conversion of Provisional Statement
to Premises Licence
£1,200
Annual Fee £1,000

Existing casinos

Application Fee
Variation Application £2,000
Transfer Application £1,350
Re-instatement Application £1,350
Annual Fee £3,000

Permits

Family entertainment centre gaming machine permit

10 Year Duration

Application Fee
New Application £300
Renewal Application £300 
Change of Name £25
Copy of Permit £15

Small society lottery registration

Application Fee
New Application £40
Annual Fee £20

Club gaming permit

10 Year Duration

Application Fee
New Application £200
Renewal Application £200
Variation Application £100
Annual Fee £50
Copy of Permit £15

Club gaming machine permit

10 Year Duration

Application Fee
New Application £200
Renewal Application £200
Variation Application £100
Annual Fee £50
Copy of Permit £15

Licensed premises notification (up to 2 machines)

Indefinite Duration

Application Fee
New Application £50

Licensed premises gaming machine (over 2 machines)

Indefinite Duration

Application Fee
New Application £150
Variation Application £100
Annual Fee £50
Transfer Application £25
Change of Name £25
Copy of Permit £15

Prize gaming permits

10 Year Duration

Application Fee
New Application £300
Renewal Application £300
Change of Name £25
Copy of Permit £15

Other gambling act fees

Application Fee
Copy of any Licence £25
Notification of any Change on any Licence £50


All fees are made payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council

Applications and enquiries should be made to your local Licensing Team.