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Gaming machines

Information about gaming machine categories

Gaming machine categories

There are a number of gaming machine categories. The category defines how much the maximum stake and prize is for a machine. The categories are outlined below. 

To find out about having gaming machines at your pub or alcohol licensed premises, and how to apply for a licence, please see our pubs and alcohol licensed premises page.

Category of machine: A

Maximum stake: Unlimited
Maximum prize: Unlimited

Category of machine: B1

Maximum stake: £5
Maximum prize: £10,000

Category of machine: B2

Maximum stake: £100
Maximum prize: £500

Category of machine: B3

Maximum stake: £2
Maximum prize: £500

Category of machine: B3A

Maximum stake: £2
Maximum prize: £500

Category of machine: B4

Maximum stake: £2
Maximum prize: £400

Category of machine: C

Maximum stake: £1
Maximum prize: £100

Category of machine: D 

The following are category D machines.

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

Maximum stake: 30p
Maximum prize:  £8

Non-money prize (crane grab machine)

Maximum stake: £1
Maximum prize:  £50

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

Maximum stake: 10p
Maximum prize:  £5

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

Maximum stake: 10p
Maximum prize:  £8 (of which no more than £5 may be a money prize)

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

Maximum stake: 20p
Maximum prize:  £20 (of which no more than £10 may be a money prize)