Gambling Act 2005

From 1 September 2007 the Gambling Act 2005 replaced the previous regime for the regulation of gambling. Before this date, gambling had been regulated by the following legislation:

  • The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963
  • The Gaming Act 1968
  • The Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976

The Gambling Act 2005 has three main objectives which are:

  • preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime;
  • ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The Royal Borough is responsible for licensing premises where gambling takes place and for gaming machines on premises which are already licensed for alcohol. If you require a personal licence or an operator's licence under the Gambling Act 2005, you should contact the Gambling Commission.

If you wish to make an application to the Royal Borough then the necessary forms are all available on this website. In addition, there is a note containing information for clubs and pubs on changes in gambling licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 which affects those businesses.

If you are making a new application for a premises' licence then the list of those you need to consult is given below.

The Act requires the Council to prepare a Statement of Licensing Principles in respect of its position in relation to its duties under the Act. A copy of the policy is available below.


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is now accepting applications for licences under the Gambling Act 2005.

Please read the Applicant Guidance which will help you when completing the forms.

Document downloads

Gambling Act 2005

Document name Type Size
Appealing licensing decisions guide : Interested parties pdf 74.26 KB
Application for a Premises Licence - Standard form pdf 28.92 KB
Application for a Premises Licence - Transitional Conversion pdf 28.54 KB
Application for a Premises Licence - Transitional Conversion - Vessel pdf 28.8 KB
Application for a Premises licence - Vessel pdf 30.27 KB
Application for club gaming permit or club machine permit pdf 18.83 KB
Application for the Conversion or new grant/change of name of a prize gaming permit pdf 430.89 KB
Application for the conversion or new grant/change of name of and unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming permit pdf 84.88 KB
Application for the Reinstatement of a Premises licence pdf 25.18 KB
Application form - Notification of 2 machines or less pdf 459.16 KB
Application to Vary a Premises licence pdf 27.03 KB
Children and small society lotteries - Advice note pdf 192.31 KB
Gambling Act 2005 : Fees pdf 70.76 KB
Gambling Act 2005 : Guidance Notes pdf 311.86 KB
List of responsible authorities pdf 197.52 KB
Notice for premises licence pdf 25.21 KB
Notice to provisional statement pdf 13.95 KB
Notice to responsible authorities for provisional statement pdf 17.05 KB
Notice to responsible authority for premises licence pdf 11.92 KB
Provisional statement form pdf 21.27 KB
Running a lottery pdf 45.91 KB
Small society lottery annual fee renewal form pdf 199.98 KB
Small society lottery registration form pdf 215.09 KB
Statement of Principles Gambling Act 2005 pdf 483.28 KB

Licensing : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Licensing Section - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF