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Changes to gaming machine stake and prize limits

15 January 2014

Following a three month government consultation that ended last October, the maximum stake and prize limits of some gaming machines in Great Britain have changed.

This information is no longer up to date - it represents information that was correct at time of publishing. Please view the most up-to-date information about machine category stakes and prizes (opens in new tab).

Following a three month government consultation that ended last October, the maximum stake and prize limits of some gaming machines in Great Britain have changed.

No objections were received from European Member States to the Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2014 within the Department for Culture Media and Sport Triennial Review of Gaming Machine Stake and Prize Limits.

The new stake and prize limits by category of machine as of today are as follows:

CategoryOld maximum stakeOld maximum prizeNew maximum stakeNew maximum prize
B1£2£4,000£5£10,000
B2††£100£500£100£500
B3£2£500£2£500
B3A£1£500£2£500
B4£1£500£2£400
C£1£500£1£100
D non-money prize (not crane grab)30p£830p£8
D non-money prize (crane grab)£1£50£1£50
D money prize10p£510p£5
D combined money and non-money prize (coin pusher/penny falls)10p£15 (of which no more than £8 may be money prize)20p£20 (of which no more than £10 may be a money prize)
D combined money and non-money prize (other than coin pusher or penny falls)10p£8 (of which no more than £5 may be a money prize)10p£8 (of which no more than £5 may be a money prize)

with option of maximum £20,000 linked progressive jackpot on premises basis only

†† Government considers the future of these machines to be unresolved pending further work which is already underway.

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