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Appendix A - Summary of machine provisions by premises

  1. Appendix A: Summary of machine provisions by premises

Back To TopAppendix A: Summary of machine provisions by premises

 

Machine category

Premises type AB1B2B3 B4CD
Large casino(machine/table ratio of 5-1 up to maximum)

 

Maximum of 150 machines

Any combination of machines in categories B to D (except B3A machines), within the total limit of 150 (subject to machine/table ratio)

Small casino (machine/table ratio of 2-1 up to maximum)

Maximum of 80 machines

Any combination of machines in categories B to D (except B3A machines), within the total limit of 80 (subject to machine/table ratio)

Pre-2005 Act casino(no machine/table ratio)

Maximum of 20 machines categories B to D (except B3A machines), or any number of C or D machines instead

Betting premises and tracks occupied by pool betting

 

Maximum of 4 machines categories B2 to D (except B3A machines)

Bingo premises1

 

Maximum of 20% of the total number of gaming machines which are available for use on the premises categories B3 or B4

No limit on category C or D machines

Adult gaming centre2

Maximum of 20% of the total number of gaming machines which are available for use on the premises categories B3 or B4

No limit on category

C or D machines

Licensed family entertainment centre3

 

 

No limit on category C or D machines

Family entertainment centre (with permit)3

 

No limit on category D machines

Clubs or miners’ welfare institute (with permits)4

Maximum of 3 machines in categories B3A or B4 to D

Qualifying alcohol-licensed premises

 

1 or 2 machines of category C or D automatic upon notification

Qualifying alcohol-licensed premises (with licensed premises gaming machine permit)

Number of category C-D machines as specified on permit

Travelling fair

 

No limit on category D machines

1 Bingo premises licence are entitled to make available for use a number of category B gaming machines not exceeding 20% of the total number of gaming machines on the premises. Where a premises licence was granted before 13 July 2011, they are entitled to make available eight (The Gambling Act 2005 (Gaming Machines in Bingo Premises) Order 2009) category B gaming machines, or 20% of the total number of gaming machines, whichever is the greater. Category B machines at bingo premises are restricted to sub-category B3 and B4 machines, but not B3A machines.

2 Adult gaming centres are entitled to make available for use a number of category B gaming machines not exceeding 20% of the total number of gaming machines which are available for use on the premises and any number of category C or D machines. Where a premises licence was granted before 13 July 2011, they are entitled to make available four category B gaming machines, or 20% of the total number of gaming machines, whichever is the greater. Category B machines at adult gaming centres are restricted to sub-category B3 and B4 machines, but not B3A machines.

3 Only premises that are wholly or mainly used for making gaming machines available may hold an unlicensed FEC gaming machine permit or an FEC premises licence. Category C machines may only be sited within licensed FECs and where an FEC permit is in force. They must be in a separate area to ensure the segregation and supervision of machines that may only be played by adults. There is no power for the licensing authority to set a limit on the number of machines under the FEC permit.

4 Members’ clubs and miners’ welfare institutes with a club gaming permit or with a club machine permit, are entitled to site a total of three machines in categories B3A to D but only one B3A machine can be sited as part of this entitlement.

5 Commercial clubs with club machine or gaming permits are entitled to a total of three machines in categories B4 to D.