Shropshire Council

Club gaming or club gaming machine permit

Gaming machines- coronavirus update - the provision of gaming machines or pool tables are not activities that are prohibited in pubs in England by the coronavirus regulations. The government has issued guidance on "keeping workers and customers safe during Covid-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services”, which contains information on how to operate premises while minimising the risk of spreading Covid-19. This guidance will need to be taken into consideration in relation to the provision of gaming machines or pool tables, and will need to be included within the Covid-19 risk assessment for the business. Gaming machines or pool tables should only be provided if the risk assessment establishes that it's safe to do so.

Am I eligible to apply for a club gaming or club gaming machine permit?

A club gaming permit is a permit authorising gaming in members’ clubs and miners’ welfare institutes; specific detailed provisions apply. A club machine permit is a permit authorising up to three gaming machines (categories B, C or D) in members’ clubs, miners’ welfare institutes and commercial clubs. If you're the occupier/proposed occupier of premises intended to be used by the applicant for club gaming.

What is it for?

These permits allow you to operate up to three gaming machines from category B3A and below. Use the gaming categories link on this page to view the categories.

Who needs one?

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

How much will it cost?

This is no cost for this licence.

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

Download an application 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 an application form