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Cardiff Council

Gambling premises licence

​​​​​​​​We are responsible for issuing licences for premises where gambling takes place, such as:

  • casino premises
  • bingo halls
  • betting premises including tracks
  • adult entertainment centres
  • family entertainment centres

How to apply

Before applying we recommend reading our Gambling Act 2005 guidance notes (139kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​.


Gambling premises licence application form (60kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Gambling premises (vessel) licence application form (62kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​

Transfer premises licence application form (57kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​

Vary premises licence application form (47kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​

Premises licence press and site notice (49kb PDF)​​​​​​​​


Please complete the relevant form(s) and return to us by post or in person: 

Cardiff Council,
County Hall,
Atlantic Wharf,
CF10 4UW

  • a plan of the premises
  • the correct fee

Gambling licence and permit fees and charges (51kb PDF)​​​​​​​​

We accept the following methods of payment:

Debit card (by phone only - 0300 123 6696)
Cheque (made payable to ‘Cardiff Council’)​

You can also pay via BACS:

​Sort code: 52-21-06
Account number: 20408838​
Address: Natwest, 96 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GR

Please inform us of the reference number and date of payment if you are paying by BACS so that we can locate the payment.

If you would like any help or advice please contact us.

Contact us


Shared Regulatory Services

Tel: 0300 123 6696. Please follow the options for Cardiff Licensing.

Cardiff Council Licensing

Tel: 029 2087 1651

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.​


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