As of 1 March 2017 telephone enquiries for the licensing team will only be available from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Email for urgent enquiries.

Gambling premises licence

If you want to run a betting shop, betting track, bingo premises, casino or gaming centre in Reading your must complete an pdf icon application form [113kb], a plan of the premises and pay the pdf icon appropriate fee [48kb].

You will have to serve a copy of your application to:

  • Licensing, Planning, Environmental Protection and Safe Guarding Children's Board in Reading Borough Council
  • the Gambling Commission
  • Thames Valley Police's Licensing Officer
  • Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • HM Revenue and Customs

You will have to meet certain requirements, let people know about the application in the local newspaper and as a notice on the property's frontage, and allow time (28 days from application) for public feedback to your request before you can get your licence.

Before applying you should read our pdf icon licensing policy statement [1Mb]. We require you to produce a local area risk assessment and details on how the applicant will promote the licensing objectives.

 

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