Find operating licence holders

We publish details of the gambling businesses that have a licence and applicants for a licence. You can search for details of gambling businesses whose licences have been granted and those that have applied.

Whilst an application is pending we give applicants the opportunity to ask for confidentiality if there are good reasons. As a result this register may not provide comprehensive details of every application we have received.

We publish details of the gambling businesses that have a licence and applicants for a licence. You can search for details of gambling businesses whose licences have been granted and those that have applied.

Whilst an application is pending we give applicants the opportunity to ask for confidentiality if there are good reasons. As a result this register may not provide comprehensive details of every application we have received.

Find personal licence holders

We publish a list of granted personal licences. This list displays the licensees in alphabetical order. There are two types of personal licence:

Personal Management Licence

A Personal Management Licence (PML) is required by people who occupy a specified management office at a gambling business. Those who are responsible for such management functions, whatever their actual job title, will require PMLs, unless exempt under the small scale operator exemption.

Personal Functional Licence

A Personal Functional Licence (PFL) is required by people who perform any function which enables them to influence the outcome of gambling, or relating to the receiving/paying of money in connection with gambling.

We publish a list of granted personal licences. This list displays the licensees in alphabetical order. There are two types of personal licence:

Personal Management Licence

A Personal Management Licence (PML) is required by people who occupy a specified management office at a gambling business. Those who are responsible for such management functions, whatever their actual job title, will require PMLs, unless exempt under the small scale operator exemption.

Personal Functional Licence

A Personal Functional Licence (PFL) is required by people who perform any function which enables them to influence the outcome of gambling, or relating to the receiving/paying of money in connection with gambling.

Premises licences

Licensing of premises for gambling businesses is the responsibility of local licensing authorities (normally the Local Authority for the area where the business is located).

We maintain a national register of premises licences for gambling, but we are reliant on data provided to us by licensing authorities and gambling businesses to populate this register. Consequently, whilst we make every effort to assure the data, it may contain errors, duplications or there may be omissions.

For accurate premises information, you should contact the relevant Local Authority, as they maintain an accurate and up-to-date register for their local area.

The data in our national premises licence register is updated during the first week of the month. This data is provided for the use of interested parties in accordance with the open government licence terms and conditions.

Separately, we require gambling businesses to tell us how many premises they operate as part of their regulatory returns. We use this dataset to measure the number of gambling premises in Great Britain, by type (eg betting shop, bingo hall, casino or arcade). We publish these figures twice a year in our industry statistics publications.

Licensing of premises for gambling businesses is the responsibility of local licensing authorities (normally the Local Authority for the area where the business is located).

We maintain a national register of premises licences for gambling, but we are reliant on data provided to us by licensing authorities and gambling businesses to populate this register. Consequently, whilst we make every effort to assure the data, it may contain errors, duplications or there may be omissions.

For accurate premises information, you should contact the relevant Local Authority, as they maintain an accurate and up-to-date register for their local area.

The data in our national premises licence register is updated during the first week of the month. This data is provided for the use of interested parties in accordance with the open government licence terms and conditions.

Separately, we require gambling businesses to tell us how many premises they operate as part of their regulatory returns. We use this dataset to measure the number of gambling premises in Great Britain, by type (eg betting shop, bingo hall, casino or arcade). We publish these figures twice a year in our industry statistics publications.