Gaming machines (fruit machines, slot machines) sited on premises
The rules for the positioning of gaming machines, in relation to
other activities on a premises, are set out in 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 premises must comply with the
Gambling Commission’s Gaming machine technical standards
machine testing strategy - August 2007.
For information about the number and category of gaming machines
allowed on premises providing gambling facilities, click on the
relevant link below:
Non-arcade businesses and unlicensed premises
In the past, some businesses had a section 34
permit (issued under the Gaming Act 1968) allowing them to provide
gaming machines (fruit machines, slot machines) on their premises.
Such business included take-away food shops, taxi offices, or
It has been illegal to provide gaming
machines on section 34 permits since 31 July 2009.
Letter to machine suppliers regarding section 34 permits - July
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