Gaming Permits

If you operate from a premises within West Lothian and you require a gaming permit then you will need to make an application to West Lothian Licensing Board.

Gaming Permits

You can apply to the Board for the following kinds of permit:

  • Unlicensed family entertainment centre permit
  • Prize gaming permit
  • Licensed premises gaming machine permit
  • Club gaming permit
  • Club machine permit

The different kinds of permit available under the Gambling Act 2005 are available to limited applicants and permit limited activities.  Please refer to the following sections of the Board's policy statement for the period 2019-2022 for further information:

  • Gaming machines in general
  • Unlicensed family entertainment centre permits
  • Prize gaming permits
  • Club gaming and club machine permits
  • Premises licensed to sell alcohol

Application forms for the different kinds of permit the Board can issue are available in the downloads section of this page. 

Holders of premises licences issued under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 wishing to make available two or less gaming machines of category C or D on their premises must notify the Board and should do so using the notification form available from the downloads section of this page. Please refer to the following section of the Board's policy statement for the period 2019-2022 for further information:

Premises Licensed to Sell Alcohol 

The Gambling Commission has issued a Code of practice for gaming machines in clubs and premises with an alcohol licence Icon for pdf Code of Practice [53.83KB]

The Gambling Commission also has a quick guide regarding gaming machines on licensed premises, including but not limited to pubs.  A copy of the guide can be accessed through the following link Gaming Machines