West Berkshire Council

Apply for a Gambling Premises Licence

Under the Gambling Act 2005, the council is responsible for issuing licences and permits for activities such as bingo, betting and the provision of gaming machines.

pdf icon West Berkshire Council's Licensing Policy on Gambling [154kb] sets out the what we will generally consider when looking at applications. Applications must demonstrate how you will promote the three licensing objectives:

  1. preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime
  2. ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  3. protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling


Apply for a Premises Licence Under the Gambling Act 2005
The Gambling Act 2005 governs the provision of all gambling in Great Britain excluding the National Lottery and Spread Betting.
Apply to Vary a Premises Licence Under the Gambling Act 2005
The Gambling Act 2005 governs the provision of all gambling in Great Britain excluding the National Lottery and Spread Betting.
Apply to Transfer a Premises Licence Under the Gambling Act 2005
The Gambling Act 2005 governs the provision of all gambling in Great Britain excluding the National Lottery and Spread Betting.
Lottery Registration
Under the Gambling Act 2005 societies that run small society lotteries (sweepstakes, draws or raffles) must be registered by the local authority for the area where their principal office is located. Registrations run for an unlimited period, unless the registration is cancelled.

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire's Licensing team

01635 519184