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Gambling premises

Premises licences are required for different forms of gambling, for example betting offices, track premises or adult gaming centres.

The Gambling Act 2005 replaced most of the existing law about gambling in Great Britain. It put in place an improved, more comprehensive structure of gambling regulation.

The act also put in place a strong role for local authorities in licensing gambling premises within their areas.

Icon for pdf List of responsible authorities for the Gambling Act (PDF, 95.9kb)

Each type of premises is subject to different restrictions and codes of practice.

Fees and charges

All fees and charges relating to licences for gambling premises can be viewed in our  Icon for pdf Gambling Act 2005 fees and charges (PDF, 108.1kb) .

Further information

For more information and to apply for a licence, please contact us.

Contact us
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ