Family entertainment centre licence

The operator of a licensed Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) may make available for use any number of category C and D machines.

Children and young persons will be permitted to enter a licensed FEC and may play on the category D machines.  They are not permitted to play on category C machines, and it is a requirement that there must be clear segregation between the two types of machine, so that children do not have access to category C machines.

To operate a licensed family entertainment centre premises you must hold

  • an operating licence, issued by the Gambling Commission, and
  • a premises licence issued by Fife Licensing Board

To apply to Fife Licensing Board for a licensed family entertainment centre premises licence you must

  • complete the application form and submit it with a scale plan of the premises and the appropriate fee
  • provide us with details of your operators licence (issued by the Gambling Commission)
  • inform the Responsible Authorities (using the prescribed form) within 7 days of the date on which the application was made
  • publish, in a local newspaper, an advertisement (using the prescribed form) within 10 working days starting with the day after the date on which the application was made
  • display a notice on your premises (using the prescribed form) for a period of not less than 28 consecutive days, starting on the date on which the application was made.  The notice must be clearly visible to members of the public passing by the premises.

The period for representations is as follows:

  • within 28 days of the date on which the application was made

A FEC premises licence is of unlimited duration.  The first annual fee is due within 30 days of the issue of the licence and thereafter before each anniversary of the issue of the licence. 

Please see the attached publications below for more details.


Regulation Team
Tel: 03451 55 11 77 Contact Regulation Team online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT
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