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Appendix B: Summary of gaming machine categories and entitlements

Category of machineMaximum stake (from April 2019)Maximum prize (from Jan 2014)
AUnlimited – No category A gaming machines are currently permittedUnlimited – No category A gaming machines are currently permitted
D – non-money prize30p£8
D – non-money prize (crane grab machines only)£1£50
D – money prize10p£5
D – combined money and non-money prize10p£8 (of which no more than £5 may be a money prize)
D – combined money and non-money prize (coin pusher or penny falls machines only)20p£20 (of which no more than £10 may be a money prize)


With option of max £20,000 linked progressive jackpot on premises basis only

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