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Apply for a gaming machine permit (for a licensed premises)

Gaming machine permits are issued to premises that:

  • offer very low-stakes and prize gambling
  • provide a primary function that isn’t gambling

This applies specifically to premises with alcohol licences where alcohol can be sold without food. Applicants must specify the number of machines they are applying for.

Please see the fees and charges page for further details on permit costs.

Apply in writing

To apply by email, complete the downloadable application form with a scan of your signature and email it to licensing@birmingham.gov.uk.  After we’ve received your application, a licensing officer will contact you to take a debit or credit card payment for the appropriate fee

To apply by post, print the downloadable application form, complete it and return it to the address below.  Please include a cheque or postal order for the appropriate fee with your postal application, made payable to 'Birmingham City Council'.