GAMING MACHINE PERMIT FOR UNLICENSED FEC

APPLICATION FOR THE CONVERSION OR NEW GRANT / CHANGE OF NAME OF AN UNLICENSED FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE GAMING MACHINE PERMIT

(for use by occupiers / proposed occupiers of premises intended to be used by the Applicant
as Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres)

ARGYLL AND BUTE LICENSING BOARD
Before completing this form please refer to the guidance notes at the bottom of the form.

If you require help completing the form please contact the council's licensing section licensing@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Section A - What do you want to do?
Section B - Application for grant (includes both new and conversion applications)
If ‘yes’ the permit should be uploaded with this application. Please keep a copy of your existing permit on the premises to which it relates.
Section C - Change of Name
Section D – General Information
Section E - Fee and Signatures(s)

The application fee must be submitted with this application, fees are as follows:

  • New Application £300
  • Conversion £100
  • Change of Name £25
Guidance Notes
  1. This form is to be used for an application for a grant (or to request a change of name) of a unlicensed family entertainment gaming machine permit under the Gambling Act 2005 Section 247 and Schedule 10. This form can be used for both new applications and for applications to convert an existing section 34 permit under the Gaming Act 1968 in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 Statutory Instrument 2006/3272.
  2. An unlicensed family entertainment centre is entitled to provide am unlimited number of category D gaming machines available for use on the premises. Category C (adult) gaming machines CANNOT be made available for use and thus there will be no ‘designated adult areas’ on the premises.
  3. The permit’s duration is for 10 years. A renewal application must be made 2-6 months before the expiry date of the permit (Schedule 10 paragraph 18 Gambling Act 2005).
  4. The fee for a new application for a grant is £300. The fee for a conversion of an existing Section 34 Gaming Act 1968 permit is £100. The fee for a change of name is £25.
  5. Applicants should be aware that this Licensing Board has published a ‘Statement of Principles’ as required by the Gambling Act 2005. The Statement of Principles is available via the Licensing Section of Argyll and Bute Council’s website or via a request made to the Licensing Section, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT (Tel: 01546 604338) or email: Licensing@argyll-bute.gov.uk.
  6. This Licensing Board must notify the applicant of its grant / refusal of the application for a permit as soon as reasonably practicable after that decision to grant / refuse has been made.
  7. If any application is made to convert an existing Section 34 Gaming Act 1968 permit before 31st July 2007, then the applicant can assume that, even where a decision has not been formally made by the Licensing Board, his/her application is to be treated as granted from September 2007. Following this, a permit must be provided by this authority as soon as reasonably practicable.
  8. These permits cannot be transferred. Change to name is only permitted where the permit holder changes his/her name or wishes to be known by another name (Schedule 10 paragraph 11(2)).