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Licensing Track Betting

The Gambling Act defines a track as a horse racecourse, greyhound track or other premises on any part of which a race or other sporting event takes place or is intended to take place.

There are a number of other venues where sporting events do or could take place and therefore could accommodate the provision of betting facilities. Examples of tracks include:

  • a horse racecourse
  • a greyhound track
  • a point to point horserace meeting
  • football, cricket and rugby grounds
  • an athletic stadium
  • a golf course
  • venues hosting darts, bowls or snooker tournaments
  • a premises staging boxing matches
  • a section of river hosting a fishing competition
  • a motor racing event
A track premises licence permits the premises to be used for the provision of facilities for betting, but does not permit the licence holder to provide casino, bingo or other types of gambling on tracks, as these activities are the subject of separate premises licences.

For further information on how to apply please contact the Licensing Section using the General Licences Assistance Form, or by using the contact details for Licensing Section shown below:

Licensing Section,
Crystal Court,
Aston Cross Business Village,
50 Rocky Lane,
Aston,
Birmingham
B6 5RQ
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 9am-3.30pm

Tel: (0121) 303 8222
Fax: (0121) 303 9982
E-mail: licensing@birmingham.gov.uk