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Apply for a gambling premises licence

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We issue gambling licences and authorise the use of gambling in:

  • casino 
  • bingo 
  • betting premises, including tracks
  • adult gaming centres
  • family entertainment centres

We offer pre-application advice on this licence.

You can view our recently received gambling licence applications.

Before applying for a licence, please read  Statement of Gambling Principles, (PDF) [9MB] (opens new window) which describes how we deal with applications.

How to advertise your application

Your application will have a 28 day consultation period. You need to place two adverts of the application during this period, at the premises and in the local press. You also need to send copies to:        

  1. Surrey Police

The Licensing Unit, Surrey Police, PO Box 101, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 9PE

Tel: 01483 639473

2. Planning Authority

Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB

Tel: 01483 505050

3. Pollution control

c/o Environmental Health, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB

Tel: 01483 444371

4. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Station, Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9QB

Tel: 01483 517617

5. Safeguarding Children Unit

Joanne Booth Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ

Tel: 01483 517839

6. HM Revenue & Customs

National Registration Unit, Portcullis House 21 Indian Street, Glasgow, G2 4PZ

7. Gambling Commission

Victoria Square House Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP

Tel: 0121 2306666

We consider representations received during this period from responsible authorities or interested parties. This includes anyone who:        

  • lives close to the premises and could be affected by the gambling
  • has business interests that might be affected by the gambling
  • represents someone from the above bullet points

Will tacit consent apply?

No, tacit consent does not apply. We will aim to respond to your application within 10 working days. If you have not heard from us within this period, please get in contact. We must process your application before the licence can be granted.


Application typeExisting casinoBingo clubBetting premisesFamily entertainmentAdult gaming centreBetting premises (other)
New application£2690.11£2,414.20£2024.41£2000£2000£2414.20
Annual fee£1375.29£679.25£584.74£584.74£584.74£583.38
Application to vary £2690.11£1750£1250£1000£1000£1500
Provisional statement£2690.11£2414.20£2022.41£2000£2000£2414.20
Licence application (provisional statement holders)£2690.11£1200£950£950£1200£1200


  • fee to transfer or reinstate a licence - £944.80
  • copy of licence - £15
  • notification of change - £30

How to apply

Operating licences and personal licences are issued by The Gambling Commission. (opens new window)

To apply for a gambling premises licence: