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What is a Category D gaming machine?

Only Category D machines can be made available at travelling fairs. Other category gaming machines must be located in premises that are licensed by a licensing authority.

The following Category D gaming machines can be made available at travelling fairs.

Fruit machine style

  • maximum stake is 30p if the prize is non-cash
  • maximum stake is 10p if the prize is cash
  • maximum cash prize is £5.00
  • maximum non-cash prize is £8.00.

You must make sure the machine you have does not exceed these stakes.

Coin pusher style

  • maximum cash prize is £10, so the maximum note you can place inside the machine is a £10 note and the maximum prize is £20, of which only up to £10 can be cash, the remainder must be non-cash
  • maximum stake is 20p.

You must make sure the machine you have does not exceed these stakes.

Crane grab style

  • maximum non-cash prize is £5
  • maximum stake is £1.

Crane grab machines are normally defined as category D machines. Further details are available in gaming machine technical standards for non-complex category D gaming machines.

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