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1. This form is to be used for the notiﬁcation of up
to 2 gaming machines of categories C and / or D
under Section 282 of the Gambling Act 2005, or for
a new application, variation or transfer of an alcohol
licensed premises gaming machine permit under
the Gambling Act 2005.
2. The premises must be licensed under the Licensing
Act 2003 to sell alcohol for consumption on the
premises, without the requirement that alcohol is
served only with food and there must be a bar for
serving alcohol to customers on the premises.
3. The gaming machines must be located on these
4. A Premises Licence holder is a person holding a
Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003.
5. There is no statutory limit to the number of
machines, which may be applied for although the
Licensing Authority has some discretion in this
regard. It is East Lindsey District Council’s policy
that a licensing hearing (consisting of Councillors)
must consider any application for three or more
machines where Licensing Ofﬁcers are of the
opinion that the premise is not suitable for the
number of machines applied for. It is important
to note that the hearing is unlikely to grant a
permit for more than six machines and even
then six machines will normally only be granted
to exceptionally large premises. It should also be
noted that the Licensing Authority can cancel the
permit or vary the number of machines should
the premises be mainly used for making gaming
machines available for use on the premises
(Schedule 13, Paragraph 16, Gambling Act 2005).
Further information regarding best practice and the
type of premises, which may be suitable for three
or more machines, is available from the Licensing
6. A permit for 3 or more machines will be subject to
an annual fee. Failure to pay the annual fee may
result in the cancellation of the permit. The annual
fee is £50.00. There are no annual fees payable for
2 machines or less.
7. The Gambling Act 2005 (and associated regulations)
provide for two types of gaming machines, which
can be located in alcohol-licensed premises.
C £1 £100
10p or 30p
£5 cash or £8
With regard to Category D Machines please note
that there are different maximum stakes and prizes
for seaside and amusement arcade type crane
grabs, coin pushers and penny fall machines. Further
information on this type of gaming machine is
available from the Licensing Team.
8. All alcohol licensed premises, which provide gaming
machines for use on the premises must comply
with any relevant Code of Practice issued by the
Gambling Commission under Section 24 of the
Gambling Act 2005. The Gaming Machine Code
of Practice for Alcohol Licensed Premises Permits
and Permissions is available via the Gambling
Commission’s website (www.gamblingcommission.
gov.uk). Should you be unclear as to the provisions
of the code of practice please contact the Gambling
Commission or the Council’s Licensing Team.
9. The Licensing Authority must notify the applicant of
its grant / refusal of the application for a permit as
soon as is reasonable practicable after that decision
to grant / refuse has been made.
10. Where you are notifying the Licensing Authority
of 2 machines or less, you may wish to request an
acknowledgement of receipt of the notiﬁcation.
The form attached to this application can be
utilised for this purpose.