To apply for a club machine permit you must complete the application form and send it to the licensing team along with the fee of £200. (If you already hold a club premises certificate issued under the Licensing Act 2003 you can apply under the fast track procedure.
Gaming Machine permit application (pdf 204kb opens in new window)
Applications can be submitted to:
Licensing Team, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA.
Or submitted at one of the local customer service centres. Please use our customer service centre finder finder to locate your nearest centre.
Payment can be made by cheque made payable to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, by credit or debit card over the telephone:
Tel: (01482) 396297 or at a cashiers at one of the local customer service centres.
Please use our customer service centrefinder to locate your nearest centre.
If you are applying under the fast track procedure this means that you do not have to send a copy of your application to the Gambling Commission or the Police and there is no provision for objections to your application.
The applicant can only be refused in the following circumstances:
All other applicants must within a period of 7 days (beginning on the date on which the application is made) send a copy the application to the Gambling Commission and the Police.
- that the applicant is established or conducted wholly or mainly for the purposes of the provision of facilities for gaming, other than gaming of a prescribed kind
- that the applicant is established or conducted wholly or mainly for the purposes of the provision of facilities for gaming of a prescribed kind and also provides facilities for gaming of another kind, or
- that a club gaming permit issued to the applicant has been cancelled during the period of 10 years ending with the date of the application. If such circumstances we must hold a hearing to consider the application in light of the above.
Telephone: 0121 230 6500
Fax: 0121 233 1096
Victoria Square House
Humberside Police Licensing Section
The Police and Gambling Commission have 28 days to make any objection.
At the end of the 28 day period the application may be granted or refused. We may only refuse an application for a permit on one or more of the following grounds:
- that the applicant is not a members’ club or a miners’ welfare institute
- that the premises on which the applicant conducts its activities are used wholly or mainly by children, by young persons or by both
- that an offence, or a breach of a condition of a permit, has been committed in the course of gaming activities carried on by the applicant
- that a permit held by the applicant has been cancelled during the period of 10 years ending with the date of the application, or
- that an objection to the application has been received from either the police or the Gambling Commission.
Before refusing an application we must hold a hearing to consider the application and any objection received per above. If your application is refused you will be informed in writing along with the reason for the refusal.
If you application is granted you will be sent your permit in the post, the permit must be put on display in a prominent position at the premises and all gaming must be run in line with the codes of practice as set out in the Gambling Act 2005.
A permit lasts for 10 years unless applied for under the fast track procedure when it will last indefinitely. There is an annual fee of £50. The first annual fee must be paid within 30 days of the permit being granted. The annual fee must then be paid on or before the anniversary of the grant date each year. If the annual fee is not paid the permit will lapse.
A permit will also lapse if the holder of the permit stops being a club or miners’ welfare institute, or if it no longer qualifies under the fast-track system for a permit. In addition, a permit will cease to have effect upon being surrendered.