Shropshire Council

Gaming machine permit

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Gaming machines fall into different categories depending on the maximum stake payable, and the value of prizes on offer.

The Gambling Act 2005 defines a gaming machine as a machine designed or adapted for use by individuals to gamble (whether or not it can also be used for other purposes). Most gaming machines are of the reel-based type, also known as fruit, slot, or jackpot machines.

More information is available on the Gambling Commission website.

Am I eligible to apply for a gaming machine permit?

Yes, if you operate a premises which is licensed to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises and wishes to provide gaming machine on the premises

What is it for?

To permit the installation and use of gaming machines in premises licensed to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises.

Who needs one?

Anyone wishing to provide gaming machines in their licensed premises.

How much will it cost?

There is a fee for issuing this document, which is taken when you apply.

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Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to

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Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:

The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

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