Casinos admission

If you want to operate a casino, you need a permit.

In order to be able to operate a casino in the state of Brandenburg, a permit is necessary.

The application for permission must be submitted to the Ministry of the Interior and for Municipal Affairs.

Eligible to apply pursuant to § 3 of the Casino Act is a legal entity under public law or a private law company in which the State of Brandenburg has a direct or indirect stake Brandenburgische Spielbanken GmbH & Co. KG.

In accordance with § 2 of the Casino Act, the locations potsdam, Frankfurt (Oder) and Cottbus or a municipality adjacent to these cities or a municipality that belongs to the territory of an office adjacent to the mentioned cities are eligible.

The requirements and permit content are regulated in § 4 of the Casino Act.

A casino permit is issued for 10 years. It can be extended by 5 years on request. The application shall be submitted at the latest before the end of the penultimate year of validity of the permit.

Reasoned application with proof of the requirements according to § 4 Casino Act (e.B. social concept, certificates of good conduct)

  • no forms available
  • Online procedure not possible
  • Written request is required
  • Personal appearance is not required


  • Applicant must be entitled to apply in the manner of § 3 of the Casino Act
  • Timely application
  • Complete application with proof of compliance with the requirements according to § 4 Casino Act

Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Casino Act

Submit your complete application to the Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs of the State of Brandenburg.

The application will be examined, processed and approved. The notification will be sent by post.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs
Unit 22

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