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Reviews and representations

You can make a representation (objection) against an application for a new gambling licence or a variation of an existing licence. For problems with premises that are already licensed, when other attempts to resolve the problem have failed, an application can be made for a review of that licence.

Representations and reviews must be relevant to one of the 3 licensing objectives:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime 
  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Object to a gambling application

An interested party or a responsible authority can make a representation against an application. This must be made in writing and submitted within 28 days of the application being received.

Please email any objections to

Review a gambling premises licence

A review can be applied for by any interested party or any of the responsible authorities. 

When a review has been applied for, any responsible authority or any other person can make a representation on it within 28 days.

After that a hearing will be arranged to determine the outcome of that review.

Download and complete the review application form [PDF 98KB]. A copy of the review application must be sent to the licensing authority, the premises licence holder, and each of the responsible authorities.

If any licences are currently under review a notice is published at the bottom of this page with further information.


Licensing service

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

The licensing service is available to contact by telephone between 10.00am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday or visit in person by appointment only at the licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street .