Gambling sectors

Gaming machine (fruit machine, slot machine) categories


 

Gaming machines (fruit machines, slot machines) fall into categories depending on the maximum stake and prize available:

Machine category Maximum stake (from January 2014) Maximum prize (from January 2014) Allowed premises
A Unlimited Unlimited Regional Casino
B1 £5 £10,000 (with the option of a maximum £20,000 linked progressive jackpot on a premises basis only) Large Casino, Small Casino, Pre-2005 Act casino and Regional Casinos
B2 £100 £500 Betting premises and tracks occupied by pool betting and all of the above
B3 £2 £500 Bingo premises, Adult gaming centre and all of the above 
B3A £2 £500 Members’ club or Miners’ welfare institute only
B4 £2 £400 Members' club or Miners’ welfare club, commercial club and all of the above.
C £1 £100 Family entertainment centre (with Commission operating licence), Qualifying alcohol licensed premises (without additional gaming machine permit), Qualifying alcohol licensed premises (with additional LA gaming machine permit) and all of the above.
D money prize 10p £5 Travelling fairs, unlicensed (permit) Family entertainment centre and all of the above
D non-money prize (other than crane grab machine) 30p £8 All of the above.
D non-money prize (crane grab machine) £1 £50 All of the above.
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) All of the above.
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) All of the above.

 

Further information about gaming machine regulation, and gaming machine categories can be found here:  Gambling related legislation.

Page last reviewed: January 2014

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