We grant premises licences under the Gambling Act 2005.

There are five types of premises licence available for gambling:

  • Betting Shops (including Track Betting)
  • Family Entertainment Centres
  • Bingo Halls
  • Adult Gaming Centres
  • Casinos

Once your licence is granted it does not expire, although you will have to pay an annual retention fee. You can apply to us to change, transfer or surrender your licence.

For information about operating licences and personal licences, please contact the Gambling Commission.

How to apply

Before you can apply for a premises licence, you must already have an operating licence. You must give notice to the public that you are applying for a premises licence. You should do this by posting information on the outside of the premises and in the local press.

You can download the premises licence application form and the 'notice of application' forms (forms 15 and 16), from the Scottish Government website.

You should read the guidance notes before you fill in the application form:

Guidance Notes for a Gambling Premises Licence

Your completed application form and supporting documentations should be sent to:

Licensing Section
District Court Offices, Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
01324 501575