Category C and complex D technical standards
Date: 5 August
The Gambling Commission (the Commission) recently consulted
on amendments to the
technical standards applicable to category C gaming
machines. The amendments relate to speed of play, live
jackpots and game links.
The results of the consultation are detailed in
Category C and complex D technical standards - responses
- November 2011. The amendments
are subject to EC notification, for which a period of at least 12
weeks is required before the amendments can become
effective. A further announcement will be made, and a final
version of the response document published, once the notification
process has been satisfied and the amendments become
It is expected that the amendments will increase the
attractiveness of category C gaming machines without compromising
the licensing objectives. The Commission expects that these
amendments will hasten the removal of legacy machines and to this
end will be monitoring the number of legacy machines remaining in
use via the regulatory returns process.
We will consider the necessity of splitting the combined
standards for categories C and complex D into separate standards
documents at a future date.
Notes to editors
The Gambling Commission
- 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by
ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or
exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent
advice to government on gambling in Britain.
- 2. The Commission and local licensing authorities are
responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great
Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting, which
are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and the
Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
- 3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our
website for information on legal
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: John Travers on (0121) 230 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.