Information for local licensing authorities, local regulatory and law enforcement agencies, police and trading standards.
Guidance and forms
Guidance to licensing authorities
Our guidance for licensing authorities.
Licensing authority forms
It is a requirement that applicants use the correct forms to give proper notice of applications and variations to all responsible authorities.
Information requirements from licensing authorities
Details on the information that we require from licensing authorities.
Reducing Gambling Harms resources
These resources provide guidance to the national, regional and local work and evidence available for licensing, public health and other staff in addressing gambling harm.
Crime and joint working toolkit
This toolkit provides you with guidance and case studies to give examples of how you can work with your police force and other agencies tackle gambling-related issues.
This lottery toolkit contains advice, quick guides and case studies to help you in your regulatory responsibilities.
This toolkit provides you with guidance, templates for letters and case studies to give examples of how cases have been successfully brought to a conclusion.
Occasional use notices (OUNs)
OUNs allow licensed operators to provide betting facilities at a genuine sporting event without the need for a full betting premises licence.
This toolkit provides you with guidance, templates for letters and case studies as well as information about running poker nights in pubs and clubs.
Premises assessments toolkit and Primary Authority agreements
This toolkit provides you with guidance, templates for letters and assessment forms and case studies.
Pubs and clubs toolkit
Commercial betting is not allowed in pubs, clubs or similar alcohol licensed premises.
Test purchasing (England and Wales only) and age verification toolkit
We have a rolling test purchasing programme to verify the robustness of gambling businesses controls on underage gambling and we support LAs in their own operations.
Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres (UFECs)
UFECs are premises which are wholly or mainly used for making gaming machines available.
Licensing Authority Returns
Submit annual returns using our online service.
Check a gambling business licence
You can also search our public register for licensed individuals and premises.
National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms Archive
Read the strategy, access archived material and find out who was involved in delivering the aims of the strategy.