Gambling, Charities and Collections

Premises Licences

Premises licences are granted by licensing authorities and authorise the provision of facilities on:

  • Casino premises
  • Bingo premises
  • Betting premises, including tracks
  • Adult gaming centres and
  • Family entertainment centres

Application Forms

Application Forms must be submitted to the licensing authority and to responsible authorities. The fees for premises licences are set by the DCMS and are reviewed by them on a regular basis. Please see our Guidance for premises licence applications.


In addition to premises licences the local authority is also responsible for issuing permits for:

  • Unlicensed family entertainment centres
  • Club gaming and Club gaming machines
  • Licensed premises gaming machines e.g. Pubs
  • Prize gaming

Application form can be obtained from the application form link.


A list of fees can be found and the online form to make your payment can be found here.


Burnley Borough Council also registers Small Society Lotteries

To make a payment for a Small Lottery please use this online form, then complete the application form below and email it to

Please see this guidance if you are intending to play poker at your venue Guidance to licensing authorities (