Pool betting

What is Pool Betting (formally known as Track betting)?

Pool Betting allows betting to take place at racecourses, football stadiums and other sporting venues.

Pool Betting can be carried out remotely or non-remotely:

  • Remote Pool Betting is conducted on an internet betting site run by one of the football pools operators.
  • Non-remote Pool Betting is carried out in person, and is called the Tote, which accepts pool bets on tracks and in high street betting shops.

How do I apply for a licence?

Complete the New premises licence application form and send this with the relevant payment. Please see our Current List of Gambling Fees.

The following forms can be used to help prepare your notice of application:

The time taken to process an application depends on each individual application. The time period can range from a minimum of one month up to two months, but this could be longer if appeals are made following a committee hearing.

When an application is submitted, a 28 day statutory consultation period will follow. This allows time for local residents, businesses and Responsible Authorities to give their responses to the application - known as 'representations'. This is done by considering the three licensing objectives.

If posting or handing in the application form(s) at our reception you are required to also serve a copy of the application, including the accompanying documentation, to the Responsible Authorities on the same day as the application is given to us. If the application is submitted electronically, we will provide copies to the Responsible Authorities. We can only accept applications for premises within our Local authority area .

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

Useful forms


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