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Pubs (public houses), clubs, and other qualifying alcohol licensed premises

Clubs or miners' welfare institutes

Gaming machines fall into categories| depending on the maximum stake and prize available.


Machine category




Clubs or miners’ welfare institute (with permits)|

Maximum of 3 machines in categories B3A or B4 to D.
Only one of which may be a B3A machine

Qualifying alcohol-licensed premises |


1 or 2 machines of category C or D automatic upon notification

Qualifying alcohol-licensed premises (with gaming machine permit)|

Number as specified on permit

Permits for additional gaming machines

In addition to their automatic entitlement, pubs and other alcohol licensed premises may apply to their local licensing authority for a gaming machine permit which allows the provision of additional machines. The number of machines allowed will be specified on the permit.

More information about the types of club permit| available can be found on our website.

Page last reviewed: February 2015