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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


Existing casino

DescriptionCost
Premises application N/A
Annual fee N/A
Application to vary N/A
Application to transfer N/A
Application for reinstatement N/A
Provisional statement N/A
Licence application (provisional statement holders) N/A
Copy of licence N/A
Notification of a change N/A

New small casino

DescriptionCost
Premises application £8,000
Annual fee £4,675
Application to vary £4,000
Application to transfer £1,770
Application for reinstatement £1,770
Provisional statement £8,000
Licence application (provisional statement holders) £3,000
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30

New large casino

DescriptionCost
Premises application £9,680
Annual fee £7,545
Application to vary £5,000
Application to transfer £2,150
Application for reinstatement £2,150
Provisional statement £9,460
Licence application (provisional statement holders) £4,440
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30

Bingo club

DescriptionCost
Premises application £2,995
Annual fee £850
Application to vary £1,750
Application to transfer £1,200
Application for reinstatement £435
Provisional statement £2,390
Licence application (provisional statement holders) £1,200
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30

Betting premises (excluding tracks)

DescriptionCost
Premises application £3,000
Annual fee £600
Application to vary £1,500
Application to transfer £1,200
Application for reinstatement £430
Provisional statement £1,875
Licence application (provisional statement holders) £1,200
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30

Track

DescriptionCost
Premises application £1,835
Annual fee £840
Application to vary £1,250
Application to transfer £950
Application for reinstatement £410
Provisional statement £2,050
Licence application (provisional statement holders) £950
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30

Family entertainment centre

DescriptionCost
Premises application £1,835
Annual fee £685
Application to vary £1,000
Application to transfer £950
Application for reinstatement £420
Provisional statement £1,865
Licence application (provisional statement holders) £950
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30

Adult gaming centre

DescriptionCost
Premises application £1,835
Annual fee £840
Application to vary £1,000
Application to transfer £1,200
Application for reinstatement £420
Provisional statement £1,865
Licence application (provisional statement holders) £1,200
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30

Temporary use notice

DescriptionCost
Premises application £240
Annual fee N/A
Application to vary N/A
Application to transfer N/A
Application for reinstatement N/A
Provisional statement N/A
Licence application (provisional statement holders) N/A
Copy of licence £12
Notification of a change £30