Simplified technical standards documents available online
Date: 12 June
The Gambling Commission has published five consolidated
gaming machine technical standards documents at
There have been no recent changes to the standards but the new
publications are simpler to use than in the past.
The consolidated publications include single documents for
Category C and Category D machines along with easier to use
documents for Categories A, B1, B2, B3 and B4. Each of the
publications contains the most up to date version of the relevant
technical standard for the relevant gaming machines and incorporate
all changes made since the standards were introduced in September
The Commission’s National Compliance Manager for Gaming
Machines, Stuart McPhee said:
“These publications will make life easier for anyone in gaming
machine design and manufacture using the Commission’s gaming
machine technical standards.”
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. The gaming machine technical standards can be
found on the Commission’s website.
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: John Travers on (0121) 230 6700 or email@example.com.