Licensed Premises Gaming Machines
If you have a business that has a licence for on-sales of alcohol and it has a bar, for example a pub, you are permitted to have category C and D gaming machines provided you have the relevant notification or permit.
Licensed premises gaming machine notification (For up to 2 gaming machines)
Licensed premises have an automatic entitlement of up to 2 gaming machines however you must submit a Notification and pay the fee of £50. The Notification is of unlimited duration unless the circumstances change. You cannot transfer a Notification, if the pub licence holder changes the new licence holder must submit a new Notification.
Licensed premises gaming machine permit (For more than 2 gaming machines)
If you want to have more than 2 gaming machines in your pub you must apply for a Licensed Premises Gaming Machine permit. A new application is £150 and there is an annual fee of £50. You can transfer a permit if the pub licence holder changes, the fee for transfer is £25.
What are the categories of machines available?
|Category of machine||Maximum stake
|D non-money prize (other than crane grab machine)||30p||£8|
|D non-money prize (crane grab machine)||£1||£50|
|D money prize||10p||£5|
|D combined money and non-money prize (other than coin pusher or penny falls machines)||10p||£8 (of which no more than £5 may be a money prize)|
|D combined money and non-money prize (coin pusher or penny falls machine)||20p||£20 (of which no more than £10 may be a money prize)|
Submitting a notification or applying for a permit
- Guidance notes
- Codes of practice for gaming machines
- Licensed premises gaming machine notification/permit application form