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Gambling Premises Licences

In order to operate any of the following businesses you need the correct licences which have been granted under the Gambling Act 2005. These include premises licences that have been granted by us and a gambling operating licence that has been granted by the Gambling Commission. Gambling Premises Licences can be issued for the following businesses:

  • Casinos
  • Bingo halls
  • Bookmakers
  • Amusement arcades
  • Race courses / sporting arenas (where betting takes place)

Before you can apply to us for a premises licence you must have applied to the Gambling Commission for a gambling operators licence.

More information on premises licences can be found in the Gambling Act 2005. The Gambling Commission also has a listing of all secondary legislation.​​

Click to expandApply for a new licence

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If you would like to apply for a new gambling premises licence you will need to complete the application form (Word doc 167KB). If you are applying for a vessel you will need to complete a different form (Word doc 167KB).

You will also need to fill out a set of notices:

You will also need to complete a local risk assessment for your premises and include it with your application. We have some guidance (Word doc 231KB) on that and some suggested measures (Word doc 295KB) you can include in your risk assessment.

We have some guidance (PDF 90KB) on how to fill in the application, how much it will cost (PDF 90KB) and who to send your application to (PDF 49KB). We also have a list of the mandatory and default conditions (PDF 79KB) that could be applied to the licence.

You are not able to complete the application online as we need original signatures on the forms, but you can send us completed applications forms by email to entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk and we can take your payment over the phone on 0113 378 5029. We then need the original forms to be posted to us. You can also just post us your application and pay by cheque.

Click to expandApply to make a change to your licence

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If you would like to apply to vary your gambling premises licence you will need to complete the application form (Word doc 169KB).

You will also need to fill out a set of notices:

You will also need to complete a local risk assessment for your premises and include it with your application. We have some guidance (Word doc 231KB) on that and some suggested measures (Word doc 295KB) you can include in your risk assessment.

We have some guidance (PDF 87KB) on how to fill in the application, how much it will cost (PDF 90KB) and who to send your application to (PDF 49KB). We also have a list of the mandatory and default conditions (PDF 79KB) that could be applied to the licence.

You are not able to complete the application online as we need original signatures on the forms, but you can send us completed applications forms by email to entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk and we can take your payment over the phone on 0113 378 5029. We then need the original forms to be posted to us. You can also just post us your application and pay by cheque.

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Click to expandApply to transfer an existing licence if you have taken over a gambling premises

If you would like to transfer a gambling premises licence you will need to complete the application form (Word doc 159KB).

You will also need to fill out a set of notices:

You will also need to complete a local risk assessment for your premises and include it with your application. We have some guidance (Word doc 231KB) on that and some suggested measures (Word doc 295KB) you can include in your risk assessment.

We have some guidance (PDF 79KB) on how to fill in the application, how much it will cost (PDF 90KB) and who to send your application to (PDF 49KB). We also have a list of the mandatory and default conditions (PDF 79KB) that could be applied to the licence.

You are not able to complete the application online as we need original signatures on the forms, but you can send us completed applications forms by email to entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk and we can take your payment over the phone on 0113 378 5029. We then need the original forms to be posted to us. You can also just post us your application and pay by cheque.

Click to expandConsumer Protection

​Should you have cause for complaint in relation to a gambling premises, we would always recommend that you write to the business first. If that does not work please contact us and providing it is a matter covered by the legislation, we can investigate the complaint for you.​​​

Click to expandUse of Personal Data

​​We are under a duty to protect the public funds we administer and to this end may use the information you have provided in your application for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.​

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