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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.

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

Apply by email

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 receive your application, a licensing officer will contact you to arrange payment for the appropriate fee.

Do not submit cheques or postal orders for payment of your application as we are unable to accept them.


Page last updated: 27 July 2023

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