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Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres

Make changes to a permit

Use this service if you’ve already got a family entertainment centre gaming machine permit and you want to request a change, including changing your name.

You can’t change your permit so it relates to another premises.

To make a change to a family entertainment centre gaming machine permit, you’ll need to:

Once you’ve completed your form, email it to our Licensing team at You should include:

  • your existing permit, or a statement explaining why you can’t provide it
  • an application for a copy of the permit

What happens next

Once we’ve received your application to change your family entertainment centre gaming machine permit, we’ll run a public consultation.

You may need to publish a notice, stating your intention to change your permit.

If your application is:

  • successful, we’ll send you your permit, together with any conditions we set
  • unsuccessful, we’ll write to you to let you know

You may need to pay more for your permit, including where you’ve added an activity.