Gaming machine permit application (unlicensed family entertainment)

If you run an unlicensed family entertainment centre and you wish to install gaming machines, you need a permit

You can offer an unlimited number of category D gaming machines in an unlicensed family entertainment centre. Children have free access and can use any category D gaming machines

Categories of machine allowed

Category Maximum stake Maximum prize
D 10p money prize or 30p non-money prize £5 money prize or £8 non-money prize

How much it costs

Application Fee
Gaming machine permit (unlicensed family entertainment) £300
Renewal £300


The permit lasts for 10 years and there is no annual fee.

Other charges

Application Fee
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15


The permit lasts for 10 years and there is no annual fee.

How to apply

You will need to:

  • log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you don't already have one) to complete the form. MyAccount is an easier and quicker way to interact with us and is available 24/7
  • complete the application form
  • upload supporting documentation
  • pay the appropriate fee

Application for a gaming machine permit (unlicensed family entertainment)

Application for change of name (unlicensed family entertainment)

What happens next?

We'll get in touch if we need any additional information, otherwise we'll aim to process your application in 5 working days and you'll receive the document at your registered address.

Make sure you keep your permit up to date so it stays valid.