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Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permits

Premises with up to two gaming machines

Pubs and some other licensed premises have an automatic entitlement to two gaming machines, subject to a simple notification procedure. Write to us or use the form in the downloads section on this page to tell us of your intention to make one or two Category C or D gaming machines available on the premises, in accordance with the automatic entitlement.

There is a fee for this procedure, which must be enclosed with the notification. Once notification has been made, the automatic entitlement is of unlimited duration.

Premises with more than two gaming machines

Pubs and other licensed premises that want to offer more than two gaming machines need to apply to us for a licensed premises gaming machine permit under the Gambling Act 2005.

There is a fee for a licensed premises gaming machine permit, which must be enclosed with the application. Once granted, the permit is of unlimited duration but holders of this permit will have to pay an annual fee to Leeds City Council.

Application forms

Application forms enabling you to apply for your permit can be found in the downloads section on this page.

It is important to note that this section relates to premises with a Licensing Act 2003  that authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises without the requirement that it accompanies food.  Pubs, restaurants or hotels will be able to notify/apply for a permit - but only if they have a bar. Hotels and restaurants that serve alcohol only with food, will not be able to provide gaming machines on the premises.