Date: 23 August
Legacy machines are machines manufactured up to 31 August 2007
which meet the legacy standards. The Gambling Commission has
extended the deadline by which gaming machine owners must register
any legacy machines to 1 December 2007.
The three-month extension for registration is intended to give
owners a reasonable time in which they can provide the serial or
asset number, the manufacturer's name and the game title of each
existing machine. A machine will not have legacy status unless this
information is submitted to the Commission prior to 1 December.
More detail about information that is required, how it can be
submitted, and a spreadsheet on which the information can be
provided is available on the Commission's website - including
an easy to use electronic form for owners wishing to register their
Each legacy gaming machine is required to display its category
and that it is a legacy machine. The appropriate legacy labels must
be affixed by 1 November 2007 to comply with the Section 240
The legacy register will provide a cross-reference against which
the legal status of the machine can be checked and will help the
Commission to enforce its new powers against illegal operators.
Each legacy machine must have two labels, one being the serial
or asset number and the second being the legacy label. If the
machine does not have a serial number or an asset number already
attached then it requires a separate identification label. This
label must show the post code of the owner, address number or name
and a unique five digit number.
Non complex category D machines need not be listed on the legacy
register but the machines must still display the legacy/category
When the technical standards for legacy machines were published
on 1 June 2007 they stated that details of legacy machines should
be registered with the Commission by 31 August 2007. The
Commission has moved this deadline to the 1 December 2007 in
recognition of the work required to collate and submit the
Although the registration deadline has moved to 1 December 2007,
legacy machine owners are required to report the details of their
legacy machines as at 31 August 2007.
This means for example that if a machine owned by a person on 31
August 2007 is sold after that date but prior to 1 December 2007,
it should be included in the submission of the person who owned it
on 31 August 2007.