Members’ clubs, commercial clubs and miners’ welfare institutes can apply for permits to have gaming machines or allow facilities for gaming at the premises.
Club machine permits can be applied for by members’ clubs, miners’ welfare institutes and commercial clubs. They allow up to 3 gaming machines of categories B4, C or D, but no other form of gaming.
Club gaming permits can be applied for by members’ clubs or miners’ welfare clubs only (not by commercial clubs). They allow up to 3 gaming machines of categories B4, C or D, plus equal chance gaming. Gaming is equal chance when the chances of winning are equally favourable to all participants and it does not include staking against a bank – for example, poker.
Apply for a club gaming permit or club machine permit
Please read the guidance notes [PDF 63KB] before applying.
Download and complete the application form [PDF 120KB] and submit with the fee.
We aim to issue your permit within 10 working days after the 28 day consultation period has ended, assuming there are no objections.
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.