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Hackney is responsible for issuing the following types of permit under the Gambling Act 2005:
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All forms must be submitted to the licensing service with the relevant fees and copies sent to responsible authorities:
These premises have an automatic entitlement for up to 2 category C or D gaming machines to be made available on the premises if:
- the premises has a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003
- there is a bar at which alcohol is sold for consumption on the premises and
- there is no condition that alcohol is served with food
- alcohol-licensed premises gaming machine application
- alcohol-licensed premises gaming machine guidance notes
Use this form to:
- notify us of 2 or less gaming machines
- apply to convert an existing Section 34 permit issued under the Gaming Act 1968, into a licensed premises gaming machine permit
- apply for a new gaming machine permit
- apply to vary or transfer an existing licensed premises gaming machine permit
These premises which are mainly used for people to play on gaming machines available for use – such as small arcades in holiday parks and theme parks. Any number of category D machines can be made available with the permit.
- conversion or new grant / change of name of an unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming machine permit
Club gaming permit
A club gaming permit allows for the provision of no more than three gaming machines of categories B3A, B4, C or D. It also allows for the provision of equal chance gaming subject to the conditions for exempt gaming except that the limit on stake and prizes is removed. The permit lasts for 10 years.
Club machine permit
If a club does not wish to have the full range of facilities permitted by a club gaming permit, or if they are commercial club not permitted to provide non-machine gaming (other than exempt gaming under section 269 of the Act), then they may apply for a club machine permit. This authorises the holder to have up to three gaming machines of category B3A (except that category B3A machines may not be made available for use in commercial clubs), B4, C and D. A club machine permit has certain conditions, including that in respect of the gaming machines no child or young person uses a category B or C machine on the premises and that the holder complies with any relevant provision of a code of practice about the location and operation of gaming machine. The permit lasts for 10 years.
Prize gaming is gaming where the nature and size of the prize available is not determined by either:
- the number of people playing
- the amount paid for, or raised by the gaming
These permits are for the premises that do not have an existing premises licence or club gaming permit.
See the Gaming Commission’s gaming machine (fruit machine, slot machine) categories.