How do I apply for a personal management licence - bingo?
If you apply for an operating licence to run bingo games, you
may need to apply for one or more personal management licences
(PMLs) as well.
You might not need to apply for a PML if you
qualify as a small-scale operator. You
will, however, need to complete Annex A of your operating licence
application form (
Operating licence application - (Annex A) personal declaration form
- July 2010) with
details of anyone in these positions.
Otherwise, anyone responsible for any of these
areas of your organisation will need to apply for a PML:
- Overall strategy and delivery of gambling operations.
- Financial planning, control and budgeting.
- Marketing and commercial development.
- Regulatory compliance.
- Gambling related IT provision and security.
- Management of the licensed activity for a particular area in Great Britain where you have five or more sets of premises for which you hold a premises licence.
- Management of a single set of bingo licensed premises.
Individuals who perform more than one of these
management functions at the same time only need to hold one
When do I apply?
You should apply for personal management
licences (PMLs) for people in relevant management positions at the
same time as applying for your operating licence.
Until the Gambling Commission issues your PML,
you should not carry out the responsibilities that a PML allows you
to do, for example, make operational decisions.
Application forms for personal management
You should apply online by completing the
following forms (you will need Adobe Reader
9.1 or above installed on your computer in
order to download them):
Please read the guidance notes carefully
when completing your application form.
If you need a paper copy of these forms,
please contact us.
What do I need to do to complete my
As well as your completed application form,
you will also need to send in:
If you are not a British national or have not
lived in the UK for the past two years, you should also send us
your overseas police report.
If you do not send us all the information we
require, we may reject your application.
We will not return your fee if your
application is unsuccessful or you choose to withdraw from the
How do I submit my application?
print out the blank application form and fill it in by
hand in black ink. When you have completed your personal management
licence application and photo ID form, please send them along with
any supporting documents to the address below. Make sure if
you are paying your licence fee by credit or debit card that you
have completed the payment section at the end of the
Victoria Square House
What happens next?
Find out what happens after you apply.