The holder of a Premises Licence, which authorises the supply of alcohol under the Licensing Act 2003, may serve a notice on the Licensing Authority notifying them of their intention to provide up to two category C or D gaming machines at their premises.
Permits do not expire but become invalid if the premises licence changes hands.
The Act creates a separate regime for gaming in clubs from that in other relevant alcohol licensed premises. It defines two types of club for the purposes of gaming:
- members' clubs (including miners' welfare institutes)
- commercial clubs.
The type of club affects the gaming that may take place.