Gambling premises licence

If you want to run a betting shop, betting track, bingo premises, casino adult gaming centre or a licensed family entertainment centre in Reading you must complete an application form, provide a plan of the premises and pay the appropriate fee.

You will have to serve a notice of application to the following responsible authorities:

  • 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

Individual applicants will need to serve this notice.

Applications by more than one individual will need to serve this notice.

This notice must be served on each responsible authority within 7 days, starting on the day the application is made to the licensing authority.

The consultation period for applications runs for 28 consecutive days starting on the day the application is made to the licensing authority.

Before applying you should read our Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy . We require you to produce a local area risk assessment and details on how the applicant will promote the licensing objectives.