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Public responses to the consultation on Gambling Act 2005 Category B3 Gaming Machines Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation on the Gambling Act 2005: Category B3 Gaming Machines - Proposals for changes to maximum stake limits and premises’ entitlements. The consultation period was 2 November 2010 - 25 January 2011.
Since 2007 a range of factors, including difficult trading conditions arising from the economic downturn have put the amusement and bingo industries in Britain under increasing pressure. We are persuaded that the situation facing these industries is sufficiently grave to justify considering whether a small increase in the maximum stake for category B3 gaming machines, that is machines with a maximum stake limit of £1 and a maximum prize limit of £500, and a recalibration of B3 gaming machine entitlements for adult gaming centres (AGCs) and bingo clubs might be appropriate.
You can view responses to the consultation on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s archived website.