Shropshire Council

Family entertainment centre

Am I eligible to apply for a family entertainment centre?

Yes, if you're the occupier/proposed occupier of premises intended to be used by the applicant as a family entertainment centre. A licensed family entertainment centre (FEC) is classified as ‘premises’ and only premises that are wholly or mainly used for making gaming machines available may hold an FEC premises licence. As a result, it is generally not permissible for such premises to correspond to an entire shopping centre, airport, motorway service station or similar. Typically, the machines would be in a designated and enclosed area.

What is it for?

If you're running a family entertainment centre under a permit from us, you can operate category D machines and bingo prize gaming machines. Use the gaming machine categories link on this page to find out more.

Who needs one?

Anyone wishing to make a new application for a club or family entertainment centre permit, or to convert an existing one, or to change the name on one.

How much will it cost?

There is a fee for issuing this document, which is taken when you apply.

What will I need before I apply?

  • Completed application form
  • Fee
  • See application form for additional requirements

Apply now

Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to licensing@shropshire.gov.uk

Download the form

Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:

The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Download the form