Club gaming permit

A club gaming permit entitles clubs to offer up to three in total, of any combination of category B4, C or D gaming machines (see annex 1 for gaming machine categories), plus facilities for equal chance gaming (subject to certain limits).

If the club is run as a commercial club, please see the section on club machine permits.

You will need to apply for a permit under the new act prior to the expiry of your existing registration.

Providing you submit your application before the existing licence expires you will qualify for continuation rights, meaning you will be able to continue offering gaming facilities until your application is resolved.

The new permit will last for ten years and a renewal fee will apply at the end of this period. Holders of this type of permit will also be required to pay an annual fee to the licensing authority.

How much does it cost?

For further information on costs. please see our licensing fees page.

Application forms

Apply by downloading an application for club gaming permit or club machine permit and returning it by email to or by post to the Licensing Team, East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB.