Apply for this licence

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You must get a licence to operate a commercial bingo club in Northern Ireland.


To apply for a licence you must be:

  • over 21 years old
  • living in Northern Ireland for at least 12 months before you apply
  • registered (if you’re a company)

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

How to apply

Contact your local magistrates’ court to apply for a licence.