Gaming machine permits

Premises which are licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises (such as public houses) are entitled to have gaming machines at their premises.

There is an automatic entitlement to 2 category C or D machines, although you must notify the council of your intention to make such machines available for use.

We can also issue gaming machine permits which allow more than 2 category C or D gaming machines to be provided.

We aim to process your application within 5 working days of receipt.

Notification of no more than 2 machines

The notification must be applied for by the holder of the premises licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003.

Download and complete the application form [PDF 113KB] and submit with the fee. 

The fee is a one off so no annual fee is payable. If the holder of the premises (alcohol) licence changes, a new notification must be applied for.

Apply for a permit for more than 2 machines

The permit must be applied for by the holder of the premises licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003.

Download and complete the application form [PDF 113KB] and submit with the fee.  An annual fee is payable for this permit - you will be advised in writing when your fee is due. If the holder of the premises (alcohol) licence changes, the permit can be transferred.

Contact

Licensing service

Municipal buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NF
Telephone 01253 478572

The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.