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Gambling Act 2005

Provisional statements

You can apply for a provisional statement for a gambling premises that has not yet been built, or for an existing building that is going to be altered, or if you are waiting for rights to occupy the premises. 

The purpose of a provisional statement is to allow you to make an application and find out whether residents or other interested parties are happy or not with a premises being licensed for gambling. If there are problems or issues which can be resolved informally or formally, through a hearing being held, a provisional statement will be issued. There will possibly be some conditions attached to it.

Before a provisional statement expires, you should apply for an identical premises licence. A premises licence will be granted, so long as no issues are raised that could have been raised and resolved as part of the provisional statement.

You can apply for a provisional statement without holding an operating licence from the Gambling Commission (link opens in a new window). But when you make application for a provisional statement you should apply for an operating licence.

Application forms and fees

Application fees will appear here, once they have been finalised.


The below forms are to be used to give notice of your application to Responsible authorities and to the public for certain applications. Please consult the Gambling Act 2005 Regulations for further details (link opens in a new window. You will need to enter 'Gambling Act 2005 Regulations' in the search field to access the PDF).

Contact us

Licensing section
Hull City Council
33 Witham 

Tel: 01482 300 301
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 615 554

Contact the Gambling Commission

Tel: 0121 230 6666
Fax: 0121 233 1096

Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
B2 4BP

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