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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* in unlicensed family entertainment centres
  • prize gaming

* Category D machines are those that can be used by children and have the lowest level of stakes and prizes.

Apply for a Club Gaming Permit or a Club Machine Permit

Apply for a Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit

For more information on each of these areas please visit the Gamming Commission website:

Notification of Intent to Operate 1 or 2 Gaming Machines

Will also register and issue permits for:

Fees and Charges

Premises TypeNew ApplicationAnnual Fee
Existing Casinosn/an/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
Family Entertainment Centres£1,835.00£685.00
Adult Gaming Centre£1,835.00£840.00
Temporary Use Notice£240.00n/a
Premises TypeApplication to VaryApplication to TransferApplication for Re-InstatementApplication for Provisional StatementLicence Application (provisional Statement holders)Copy LicenceNotification of Change
Existing Casinosn/an/an/an/an/an/an/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£1200.00£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 Noticen/an/an/an/an/a£12.00£30.00
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