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Personal functional licence (PFL)

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It can take up to 8 weeks to process a personal functional licence if there are no mistakes in the application.

If you plan to be involved in gaming or handling cash in relation to gambling at a casino you must hold a PFL before you start work.

You need a PFL if you are:

  • a dealer or croupier
  • a cashier
  • an inspector
  • a pit boss or gaming supervisor
  • security staff or monitoring surveillance related to gambling activities.

It costs £185 to apply for a licence, the fee must be paid by credit or debit card online and the fee is non-refundable.

You must be 18 or over to apply for a licence.

When you apply for a licence it is your responsibility to follow the relevant rules and regulations, it is not the responsibility of your employer.

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