Prize gaming is intended to allow low level gaming for small fees and small prizes which can include cash.
Playing bingo at a seaside resort is a good example of prize gaming. Prize gaming can consist of a number of games as long as the fees and prizes do not exceed set limits.
The current regulations are:
- the maximum participation fee for a chance to win a prize in a single game is 50p (even if paying for that chance offers the opportunity of more than one prize). The total amount you can bet in one game is £500.
- a money prize cannot exceed £35 (except in an Adult Gaming Centre where the limit is £50). The total amount of prizes cannot exceed £500.
Who can apply
Anyone who intends to run prize gaming needs to apply for a permit.
Fees and charges
The fee for a new application for grant is £300. The fee for the conversion of an existing Section 16 Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 permit is £100. The fee for a change of name is £25.
Apply for a permit
Please return your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org