Prize gaming permit

Gaming can be classed as Prize Gaming if the nature and size of the prize is not determined by the number of people playing or the amount paid for or raised by the gaming.  Normally the prizes are determined by the operator before play commences.

Casinos operators are able to offer any form of prize gaming, other than bingo.

Bingo, Adult Gaming Centre and licensed Family Entertainment Centre operators can provide any form of Prize Gaming.

Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres may only offer equal chance Prize Gaming under terms of their gaming machine permit.

Travelling fairs are able to offer equal chance prize gaming without a permit, provided that, taken together, the facilities for gambling are an ancillary amusement at the fair.

Children and young persons may participate in equal chance prize gaming only.

Section 293 of the Gambling Act 2005 sets out conditions that permit holders, Adult Gaming Centres, Family Entertainment Centres and travelling fairs must comply with to lawfully offer prize gaming.

A Prize Gaming permit will have effect for a period of 10 years.

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