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Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres

Transfer a permit

Use this service to transfer an existing family entertainment centre gaming machine permit to yourself.

To transfer 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
  • a written statement from the existing permit holder, consenting to the transfer

What happens next

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

You may need to publish a notice, stating your intention to transfer 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