Licence - gambling permits

Permits are issued to premises that either offer very low stakes and to premises whose primary function is not the provision of gambling facilities. 

Who can apply for a gambling permit?

Premises eligible to apply to us for permits are:

  • Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres
  • Alcohol licensed premises
  • clubs (commercial and non-commercial)
  • premises offering commercial prize gambling. 

What types of permits are available?

We issue the following types of permit...

Find out more by looking at our Gaming machines categories and restrictions guidance and Gambling terms and frequently asked questions.

What does the Gambling Act 2005 cover?

Gambling premises are regulated by the Gambling Act 2005. The Gambling Act came into force on 1st September 2007. Its purpose is to strengthen the protection for consumers who take part in gambling and also to reduce the amount of regulation for those running gambling activities.

The Gambling Act 2005 sets three licensing objectives...

  1. Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, associated with crime or disorder or used to support crime.
  2. Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
  3. Protecting children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Friday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Contact details

Post address:
Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 641951
Minicom: 01332 640666
Fax: 01332 643299
Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street