Gambling sectors

Gaming machines on casino premises


 

Gaming machines can be sited on casino premises.

The rules for the positioning of gaming machines, in relation to other activities on premises, are listed under the Gambling Act 2005 (Mandatory and Default Conditions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 and the (Mandatory and Default Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007.

All gaming machines sited on casino premises must comply with the Gambling Commission's gaming machines technical standards. Category B1, B2 and B3 gaming machines can be tested to the appropriate standard by an approved test house. Categories B4, C and D gaming machines can be tested by the original manufacturer.

What gaming machines can casino premises offer?

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

Land-based casinos are entitled to provide a certain number of gaming machines from each category depending on the type of operating licence they hold.

 

Machine category

B1

B2

B3

B4

C

D

Large casino

(machine/table ratio of

5-1 up to maximum)

Maximum of 150 machines

Any combination of machines in categories B to D, within the total limit of 150 (subject to machine/table ratio)

Small casino

(machine/table ratio of

2-1 up to maximum)

Maximum of 80 machines

Any combination of machines in categories B to D, within the total limit of 80 (subject to machine/table ratio)

Casinos established under the Gambling Act 1968

(no machine/table ratio)

Maximum of 20 machines categories B to D  or any number of C or D machines instead

 

Detailed information about gaming machines is available on our website.

Page last reviewed: July 2013

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