Club Machine Permit | Club permits | Medway Council

Club Machine Permit

This permit will entitle you to have no more than three gaming machines (clubs to decide between machines):

  • Category B3A (only one allowed except in commercial clubs where none are allowed) - maximum stake of £2 and maximum prize of £500
  • Category B4 - maximum stake of £2 and maximum prize of £400
  • Category C - maximum stake of £1 and maximum prize of £100
  • Category D - non-money prize (other than crane grab machines) - maximum stake of 30p and maximum prize of £8
  • Category D - non-money prize (crane grab machine) - maximum stake of £1 and maximum prize of £50
  • Category D - money prize - maximum state = 10p and maximum prize £5
  • Category D - combined money and non-money prize (other than coin pusher or penny falls machines) - maximum stake of 10p and maximum prize of £8 (no more than £5 may be a money prize)
  • Category D - combined money and non-money prize (coin pusher or penny falls machine) - maximum stake of 20p and maximum prize of £20 (no more than £10 may be a money prize).

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Conditions

Club Machine Permits have the following conditions:

  • no child or young person uses a category B or C machine on the premises
  • the holder complies with any relevant provision of a code of practice about the location and operation of gaming machines (issued by the Gambling Commission)

A permit will last for 10 years, unless issued under the Fast Track procedure in which case the permit lasts for as long as the Club Premises Certificate (issued under the Licensing Act 2003) is in force.

There is an annual fee for this type of permit, the first of which must be paid within 30 days of the permit becoming effective. A permit can be cancelled if the holder fails to pay the annual fee (unless the failure is as the result of an administrative error).