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Gaming machines

The following is information on gaming machine categories and the provisions of machines by different premises

information on gaming machine categories and the provisions of machines by different premises

Premises Type

Machine Category

A

B1

B2

B3

B4

C

D

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 ration 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 Cor D machines instead.

Betting Premises and Tracks Occupied by Pool Betting

 

Maximum of 4 machines categories B2 to D

Bingo Premises

 

Maximum of 8 machines in category B3 or B4

No limit on category C or D machines

Adult Gaming Centre

 

Maximum of 8 machines in category B3 or B4

No limit on category C or D machines

Family Entertainment Centre
(with premises licence)

 

No limit on category C or D machines

Family Entertainment Centre
(with permit)

 

No limit on category D machines

Clubs or Miners’ Welfare Institute
(with permits)

 

Maximum of 3 machines in categories B3A or B4 to D*

Qualifying Alcohol-licenced Premises

 

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

Qualifying Alcohol-licenced Premises
(with gaming machine permit)

 

Number of category C-D machines as specified on permit

Travelling Fair

 

No limit on category D machines

 

A

B1

B2

B3

B4

C

D

Summary of licensable machine provisions by premises

*It should be noted that members’ clubs and miners’ welfare institutes are entitled to site a total of 3 machines in categories B3A to D but only 1 B3A machine can be sited as part of this entitlement. Commercial clubs are entitled to a total of 3 machines in categories B4 to D.

(Note: The Borough currently has no casinos or tracks)

Gaming machine categories prize and stakes

 

Machine Category

A

B1

B2

B3

B3A

B4

C

D

Maximum Stake

Unlimited

£5

£100

£2

£2

£2

£1

See category D table

Maximum Prize

Unlimited

£500

£500

£500

£500

£400

£100

See category D table

 

 

Category D Machines

Non-Money prize
(other than crane grab machine or a coin pusher or penny falls machine)

Non-money prize
(crane grab machine)

Money prize
(other than coin pusher or penny falls machine)

Combined money and non-money prize
(other than a cion pusher or penny fall machine)

Combined money and non-money prize
(coin pusher or penny falls machine)

Maximum Stake

30p

£1

10p

10p

20p

Maximum Prize

Worth £8

Worth £50

£5

Worth £8 (of which £5 may be a money prize)

Worth £20 (of which £10 may be a money prize