Who can apply for a prize gaming permit
An application for a permit can only be made by a person who occupies or plans to occupy the relevant premises and if the applicant is an individual, s/he must be aged 18 or over.
Holders of premises licences under the Act and holders of club gaming permits may not apply for prize gaming permits.
Applicants are not required to have an operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission.
What do I have to produce in making an application?
Documents to produce -
- the appropriate application form
- the appropriate fee for the application being made
- details of the types of gaming that it is intended to offer
- evidence that applicants understand the limits to stakes and prizes that are set out in the Regulations (link opens in a new window)
- evidence that the gaming offered is within the law
Who do I send my application to?
See our address below.
Do I have to copy my application to anyone else?
No. However, the Act requires us to consult Humberside Police on any prize gaming permit application which we receive. We will forward a copy to them and they then have 14 days in which to make any comments on the application.
What can you do with my application?
We can either grant or refuse an application for a permit, but we cannot add conditions. Should we decide to refuse an application we will write to you with our reasons and you will be given the opportunity to make representations against our decision.
How long does a prize gaming permit last?
A permit lasts for 10 years. There is no annual fee for this type of permit (details of renewal are below).
Can my permit lapse before it expires?
The permit may lapse for a number of reasons -
- if the holder ceases to occupy the premises
- if an individual permit holder dies, becomes incapable by reason of mental or physical incapacity, becomes bankrupt, or sequestration of his estate is ordered
- if the company holding the Permit ceases to exist, or goes into liquidation.
Where a permit lapses, the Act provides that the Permit may be relied upon for a period of six months after it has lapsed, by the following persons -
- the personal representative of the holder (in the case of death)
- the trustee of the bankrupt’s estate (in the case of individual bankruptcy)
- the holder’s interim or permanent trustee (in the case of an individual whose estate is sequestrated)
- the liquidator of the company (in the case of a company that goes into liquidation)
The permit may also cease to have effect if the holder surrenders it to us. Notice of such surrender must be accompanied by the permit, or by an explanation of why the permit cannot be produced.
If the permit holder is convicted of a relevant offence (that is an offence listed in schedule 7 of the Act) the court may order the forfeiture of the permit. The court must order the holder to deliver the permit to the licensing authority, or provide a statement explaining why it is not reasonably practicable to produce it. The court must notify the licensing authority that it has made a forfeiture order as soon as is reasonably practicable after making the order. Such an order may be suspended by a higher court pending appeal against conviction of a relevant offence.