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Occasional use notice

Occasional use notices (OUN) allow licensed bookmakers to provide betting facilities at genuine sporting events for a short period of time, without needing a full betting premises licence. For example, at point-to point racecourses or major golf tournaments.

An OUN cannot be used for more than eight days in a calendar year for any one venue.

The person administering the gambling under an OUN must hold a Gambling Commission operating licence. Search their Public Register to check if a bookmaker is licensed.

To apply

In order to apply for a permit or licence under the Gambling Act 2005 you will first need to download and complete the relevant application form and upload it and any supporting documents as part of your application below. You will be asked to provide a few details about the form you have uploaded in order for the relevant payment to be calculated.

For licences and permits that have annual fees due within the first 30 days of being issued you will have the option to also pay the first annual fee at the same time. If you choose not to pay the annual fee we will send you an invoice once the permit has been granted. All subsequent annual fees will be invoiced to the details provided.

Last updated 01 March 2023