There are two types of bingo:
- cash bingo - where the stakes paid make up the cash prizes to be won;
- prize bingo - where various prizes are to be won but are not necessarily related to the stakes paid.
How to apply for a Bingo Premises Licence
Commercial bingo operations need a bingo operating licence to operate and some members of staff need personal licences. Both are available from the Gambling Commission. Please apply for these before applying for a Premises Licence.
Applicants will then need to send the following to the Licensing Unit:
- a completed application form
- a plan of the premises
- the relevant fee
The person making an application must give notice of the application to each of the responsible authorities.