Gambling Policy Review

Oldham Council is currently reviewing its gambling policy, with the intention that any amended policy will become effective in January 2019.

The Council is consulting a range of bodies as part of this process including those that represent residents, local businesses, premises licence holders and other interested parties in the Oldham area.

Our Statement of Gambling Policy is a document we must produce by law. It sets out our approach to gambling licensing in Oldham. It gives clear guidance to licence holders, applicants and people who may comment on licence applications of our policies and expectations. We are legally obliged to have regard to our Statement of Gambling Policy when we make decisions on licence applications or reviews.

Our new draft statement of Gambling Policy 2019 is now available to download and we welcome your comments on the changes we are proposing to make.

Please email any comments to Shamim.iqbal@oldham.gov.uk by 5pm on Friday 5th October 2018. Draft statement of Gambling Policy 2019

The Council is responsible for the licensing of:

  • Premises used for gambling
  • Permitting gambling machines for games of chance
  • Lotteries
  • Temporary Use Notices
  • Occasional Use Notices
  • Lotteries

In relation to applications for Operator or Personal Licences please refer to the Gambling Commission.

Policy

Application forms

Premises licence:

Vary a premises licence:

Transfer a premises licence:

Gaming machines:

Lotteries:

Fees

  • Pay online
  • Pay over the phone: 0161 770 6611 (select option 2).

Quote the Paying in Code: E36455050D9.

Bingo premises

  • New: £2450
  • Annual fee: £620
  • Variation: £1200
  • Provisional statement: £930
  • Transfer: £627
  • Re-instatement: £627

Betting premises (non-track)

  • New: £2250
  • Annual fee: £495
  • Variation: £1200
  • Provisional statement: £930
  • Transfer: £627
  • Re-instatement: £627

Tracks

  • New: £1875
  • Annual fee: £750
  • Variation: £930
  • Provisional statement: £930
  • Transfer: £627
  • Re-instatement: £627

Family entertainment centre

  • New: £1500
  • Annual fee: £562
  • Variation: £750
  • Provisional statement: £930
  • Transfer: £627
  • Re-instatement: £627

Adult gaming centre

  • New: £1750
  • Annual fee: £495
  • Variation: £627
  • Provisional statement: £627
  • Transfer: £627
  • Re-instatement: £627

Notification of change

  • £50

Notification of 2 machines

  • £50

Gaming machine permit for licensed premises

3 machines or more.

  • New: £150
  • Renewal of S.34 permit: £100
  • Annual fee: £50
  • Transfer: £ 25
  • Variation: £100
  • Change of name: £25
  • Copy of permit: £15

Prize gaming permit

  • New: £300
  • Existing operator: £100
  • Renewal: £300
  • Change of name: £35
  • Copy of permit: £15

Club gaming/machine permit

  • New: £200
  • Renewal of part 3 reg or holder of club premises certificate: £100
  • Annual fee: £50

Lotteries

  • New: £40
  • Annual fee: £20

Temporary use notice

  • £275

Occasional use notice

  • No fee

Family entertainment centre gaming machine permit

  • New: £300
  • Change of name: £25
  • Copy of permit: £15