How to reinstate an expired gambling premises licence.

To reinstate a gambling premises licence you must apply within 6 months of the date of your current licence expiring.

If 6 months has passed you will need to apply for a new gambling premises licence.

Cost of reinstating a gambling premises licence

The cost of reinstating a gambling premises licence depends on the type of gambling business:

  • Existing Small Casino: £1,205
  • Bingo: £1,115
  • Non-track betting: £1,115
  • Track betting: £860
  • Adult gaming centres: £1,115
  • Family entertainment centre: £860

Reinstate your gambling premises licence

You must complete and return: 

  • application for the reinstatement of a gambling premises licence 
  • notice of application for a variation
  • cheque or postal order for the correct cost made to Bristol City Council

Post the completed documents to: 
Licensing Team (Temple Street), Bristol City Council, PO Box 3399, Bristol BS1 9NE
You can also hand in the documents to the Citizen Service Point, 100 Temple Street, Bristol BS1 6AG.

You must also notify responsible authorities by sending a copy of a notice of the application to all these document listed groups (37 KB) .

Application for a reinstatement of a licence of a gambling premises licence

Notice of application for a variation

There are two versions of notices for a variation of a gambling licence.  

Complete and return the one that applies to you.

What happens next

There is a 28 day representation period from the date you apply.  After this has ended if there haven't been any representations from responsible authorities or relevant persons, then we'll grant the licence. We'll issue the licence shortly after.

If there is representation from a responsible authority or interested parties then the licensing committee will need to look at your application.  

We'll arrange a hearing with the licensing committee within 20 working days from the representation period end date. If a hearing is held a licence will be granted, granted with some extra conditions or refused.