You can't apply for this licence online. Contact your local council.


You must have an amusement permit if you want to operate gaming machines in your premises.

You must contact your local council to apply for an amusement permit.

You may have to pay Machine Games Duty on your gaming machines.


You must be 21 years old or older, and you must have lived in Northern Ireland for at least one year before applying for this permit.

You must display the details of the permit including the licence holder’s address on the front of the machine.


You must not allow gaming machines to be used in licensed bingo clubs on Sundays, Christmas Day or Good Friday.

Find out more about the rules for operating amusement machines in Northern Ireland.