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Amusement with prizes

If you have 3 or more machines you will need to apply for a Licensed Premises machine permit, If you have 1or 2 category C or D machines you will need to inform the Licensing Department in writing of you intention to have 1 or 2 machines and intend to take advantage of the automatic entitlement under the Gambling Act 2005.
 
Club machine permits must be applied for in advance, payments and forms must be submitted during the period beginning three months before it expires and ending six weeks before it expires.
 
There is an annual fee  due within 30 days of the grant of the permit and then annually on the anniversary of the grant of the permit. Should an Operator at any time fail to pay the annual fee, the Council can cancel the permit and they will need to reapply as a new Operator. 

Fees

Licensed Premises game machine permit
Licence type New application Renewal Fee Annual Fee Expires
2 machines C or D 150 50 0 indefinite
3 or more 150 100 50 indefinite


 

Category of machines
Category Maximum stake Maximum Prize-
C £1 £100
D 10p or 30p when non-monetary prize £5 cash or £8 non monetary prize
Children can only play category D machines


 

Prize Gaming Permit
  Application fee Renewal fee Expires
Prize Gaming Permit 300 300 10 Years
 
No Annual fee


 

Other Fees
Change of name Copy of permit or Notification Transfer of permit Variation of permit
           25         15          N/A            N/A


 

Transfers

These permits can be transferred when the premises licence is transferred, although if you transfer a premises licence into your name and the premises have 1 or 2 machines you will have to re-notify the Licensing Department in writing that you have 1 or 2 machines and  intend to take advantage of the automatic entitlement under the Gambling Act 2005.

How to do this

By post:

The Head of Licensing and Community Safety
Castle Point Borough Council
Kiln Road
Benfleet
Essex SS7 1TF

By phone: 01268 882480 email: licensing@castlepoint.gov.uk