A shared service delivering Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough Councils

Premises licence under Gambling Act 2005

To operate any of the following businesses you need a premises licence granted under the Gambling Act 2005:

• casino premises licence
• bingo premises licence
• adult gambling centre premises licence
• family entertainment centre premises licence and
• betting premises licence.

You must:

• be 18 years old or older
• be authorised to make such an application (if applying on behalf of a company or partnership)
• hold an operating licence and certain members of staff may need to hold personal licences and
• have the right to occupy the premises.

Operating and personal licences are issued by the Gambling Commission.

If your premises still need to be built or you do not have the right to occupy it, you should apply for a provisional statement.

To apply

Application forms and further information can be found on the Gambling Commission's website.

Applications may be given by post or electronically by submitting the completed application form and all the required documents to the relevant licensing authority:

West Berkshire: Licensing, Council Offices, Market St, Newbury, RG14 5LD or scanned and emailed to Licensing@westberks.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough: Licensing, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WW or scanned and emailed to: Licensing@wokingham.gov.uk

Bracknell Forest: Licensing, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell RG12 1JD and emailed to: Licensing@bracknell-forest.gov.uk


Please view the current licensing Fees and charges in Associated documents below to find out how much you will need to pay.


For Wokingham Borough and West Berkshire applications, to pay by debit or credit card please use the dedicated payment line number 0330 131 9742 and then select Option 2. If paying by cheque please make payable to West Berkshire Council.

For a Bracknell Forest application, if you are paying by cheque please make your cheque payable to West Berkshire Council and post it to Applications Team, Public Protection Partnership, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD

Associated documents

Bracknell Forest
West Berkshire