Gaming Machines Licence
A gaming machine licence is required in respect of premises providing amusements with prizes by way of machines.
The most common applications of gaming machines are those commonly referred to as 'fruit machines' and 'one-armed bandits' which make small payments. Typically these machines would be found in amusement arcades, as well as pubs and clubs. The Gambling Act 2005 changed the way that such machines are licensed. Only premises selling alcohol, or entertainment centres, will be permitted to have machines. Permits under the Gaming Act 1968 for machines which are provided in fast food takeaways will not be renewed when they expire.