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:

The person making an application must give notice of the application to each of the responsible authorities.