Register as a bingo promoter

Apply to HM Revenue and Customs to register as a bingo promoter using form EX250.


Register online (sign in with Government Gateway)

Register by post


To register as a bingo promoter you can either:

  • use the online form (sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account)
  • fill in the form on-screen, print it off and post it to HM Revenue and Customs

If you use the online form, you’ll get a reference number. You can use this to track the progress of your form.

Commercial clubs must be registered at least 14 days before promoting bingo. If you’re an unlicensed promoter, you must register within 5 days of the date you exceed the small-scale limits of £500 on any one day, or £7,500 within an accounting period. These limits refer to total stakes paid by players or total prizes won by them.

Before you start using the postal form

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You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.

Guidance on bingo duty (Notice 457). For bingo promoters and anyone else involved in providing facilities for playing bingo.

Published 9 September 2014
Last updated 22 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. An online service is now available.
  2. First published.