Gambling premises plan

An application for a premises licence must be accompanied by a scale plan of the premises to which the application relates.

The plan needs to show:

  • the extent of the boundary or perimeter of the premises;
  • where the premises include, or consist of, one or more buildings, the location of any external or internal walls of each such building;
  • where the premises form part of a building, the location of any external or internal walls of the building which are included in the premises;
  • where the premises are a vessel or part of a vessel, the location of any part of the sides of the vessel, and of any internal walls of the vessel, which are included in the premises;
  • the location of each point of entry to and exit from the premises, including in each case a description of the place from which entry is made or to which the exit leads.

Additional Requirements

The following are additional requirements to those listed above which are relative to a specific category of premises are as follows:

Bingo Premises Licence

Where the application is for a bingo premises licence in respect of premises to which children or young persons will be permitted to have access, the plan must show:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be used to provide facilities for gaming in reliance on the licence (other than those parts which include Category B or C gaming machines);
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence;
  • the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises.

Adult Gaming Centre Licence

Where the application is for an adult gaming centre premises licence, the plan must show the location and extent of any part of the premises in which gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence.

Family Entertainment Centre Premises Licence

Where the application is for a family entertainment centre premises licence, the plan must show:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence;
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category D gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence; and
  • the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which Category C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises.

Betting Premises Licence (other than track)

Where the application is for a betting premises licence, other than in respect of a track, the plan must show the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be used to provide facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence.

Betting Premises Licence (Track)

  • Where the application is for a betting premises licence in respect of a track, the plan must show –
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises which is a five times rule betting area; *
  • the location and extent of any other parts of the premises which will be used for providing facilities for betting in reliance on the licence;
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence;
  • the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises.

* “Five times betting rule area”, in relation to a track, means any part of the track in respect of which, in accordance with conditions attached under section 167, the charge for admission to that part of the track payable by betting operators may not exceed five times the cost of the highest charge paid by members of the public who are authorised to enter that part of the track.

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