Gambling sectors

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 here.

Page last reviewed: July 2013

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