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Gaming machines on arcade premises



Gaming machines fall into categories| depending on the maximum stake and prize available. Arcades are allowed to offer a certain number of gaming machines from each category:

 

Machine category

 

B3|

B4|

C|

D|

Adult gaming centre (AGC)

Maximum of 20% of the total number of gaming machines which are available for use on the premises categories B3 or B4*

No limit on category

C or D machines

Family entertainment centre (FEC)(with premises licence)

 

 

No limit on category

C or D machines

Family entertainment centre (FEC)(with permit)

 

No limit on

category D

machines

* AGC premises are entitled to make available a number of category B3/B4 gaming machines not exceeding 20% of the total number of gaming machines which are available for use on the premises. 

Premises in existence before 13 July 2011 are entitled to make available four category B3/B4 gaming machines, or 20% of the total number of gaming machines, whichever is the greater. 

AGC premises licences granted on or after 13 July 2011 but before 1 April 2014 are entitled to a maximum of four category B3/B4 gaming machines or 20% of the total number of gaming machines, whichever is the greater; from 1 April 2014 these premises will be entitled to 20% of the total number of gaming machines only. 

All gaming machines sited in AGC or FEC premises must comply with the relevant gaming machines technical standards|.

Detailed information about gaming machines |is available on our site.

Page last reviewed: July 2013

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