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Gambling licences and permits


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council issues Premises Licences for the following:

  • bingo
  • betting
  • adult gaming centres
  • family entertainment centres
  • casinos
  • horse racing and dog tracks

In addition we issue permits for:

  • gaming machines in alcohol-licensed premises, such as pubs
  • gaming machines for members' clubs
  • other gaming activities in members' clubs
  • category D machines (those that can be used by children and have the lowest level of stakes and prizes) in unlicensed family entertainment centres
  • prize gaming

Club gaming or machine permit

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Licensed premises gaming machine permit

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Notification of intent to operate one or two gaming machines

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For more information on each of these areas please visit the Gambling Commission website.

Will also register and issue permits for:

Premises Type New Application Annual Fee
Existing Casinos n/a n/a
New Small Casino £8,000.00 £4,675.00
New Large Casino £9,680.00 £7,545.00
Bingo Club £2,995.00 £850.00
Betting Premises (excluding Tracks) £3,000.00 £600.00
Tracks £1,835.00 £840.00
Family Entertainment Centres £1,835.00 £685.00
Adult Gaming Centre £1,835.00 £840.00
Temporary Use Notice £240.00 n/a
Premises Type Application to Vary Application to Transfer Application for Re-Instatement Application for Provisional Statement Licence Application (provisional Statement holders) Copy Licence Notification of Change
Existing Casinos n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
New Small Casino £4,000.00 £1,770.00 £1,770.00 £8,000.00 £3,000.00 £12.00 £30.00
New Large Casino £5,000.00 £2,150.00 £2,150.00 £9,460.00 £4,440.00 £12.00 £30.00
Bingo Club £1,750.00 £1,200.00 £435.00 £2,390.00 £1,200.00 £12.00 £30.00
Betting Premises (excluding tracks) £1,500.00 £1,200.00 £430.00 £1,875.00 £1,200.00 £12.00 £30.00
Tracks £1,250.00 £950.00 £410.00 £2,050.00 £950.00 £12.00 £30.00
Family Entertainment Centres £1,000.00 £950.00 £420.00 £1,865.00 £950.00 £12.00 £30.00
Adult Gaming Centre £1,000.00 £1,200.00 £420.00 £1,865.00 £1,200.00 £12.00 £30.00
Temporary Use Notice n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a £12.00 £30.00