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Gaming Machine Permits

Gaming machines have varying categories depending on the limit of stakes and prizes.

Most clubs and alcohol licensed premises have an automatic entitlement to a permit for a limited number of lower category machines; however they will need to apply separately for higher prize winning games. For clarity on the licence required for the type of machine your businesses offers and to ensure you are protected legally, our expert commercial team can offer you a free initial no obligation discussion, a great offer giving you a first point of call to a highly experienced solicitor from one of North Somerset’s leading law firms.

We would recommend getting one of our solicitors on board from an early stage. So book your discussion, please get in contact today.

Legal Facts…

  • The Gambling Act 2005 introduced various categories of machines depending on the limit of the stakes and prizes.
  • Clubs and alcohol licensed premises have an automatic entitlement to a permit for a limited number of lower category machines.
  • If an alcohol licensed premises requires a higher category or greater number of machines then an application must be made to the Licensing Authority to vary the permit.
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