Games with the possibility of winning, safety certificate Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
If you want to organise games with the possibility of winning (e.g. skill games), you need permission from the competent authority. In order to obtain this permit, you must present a certificate of safety from the Federal Criminal Police Office. You must apply for this. The certificate of safety shall be issued to the manufacturer of a game if it is a game equipment which is produced as standard. He will then receive an imprint of the safety certificate for each replica of the play equipment. In all other cases, it will be given to the organizer of the game. The safety certificate shall contain the following information: Name of the game Company name and registered office of the manufacturer or name, date of birth, place of birth and place of residence of the organizer Description of the game and gameplay, if applicable with illustrations and overview drawings Game rules and winning schedule List of places where you can host the game Period of validity of the safety certificate possibly ancillary provisions
You must submit the application for a safety certificate in writing to the competent authority. It must be signed by hand or with a qualified electronic signature. Required documents Game description Rules if required by type of game: calculation of payout and hit expectations Note: You may need to provide further documentation upon request. If it is a play facility, the Federal Criminal Police Office may require that you also submit a ready-to-use facility or leave a sample of the play equipment or individual parts of it to the Federal Criminal Police Office.
The Federal Criminal Police Office can only issue a certificate of safety if the game under examination is a game of skill and not a gamble. A skill game occurs when the player can most likely determine the outcome of the game by skill after the game setup and the rules of the game. If the play equipment is to be produced as standard, it must be ensured that the replicas correspond to the model tested by the Federal Criminal Police Office. The safety certificate shall be refused if: there is a risk that the player will suffer unreasonably high losses in a short period of time, or the game can be organized by a change of the playing conditions or by modification of the playing equipment by simple means as an illegal gambling within the meaning of Section 284 of the Criminal Code (StGB). This is particularly the case when: - these are card, dice or ball games derived from a gamble within the meaning of Section 284 of the German Civil Code (StGB), or - the game cannot be operated economically according to the conditions submitted for examination.
The Federal Criminal Police Office decides on the application together with the Federal Institute of Physics and Technology and a committee of 4 criminal officers of the Länder experienced in the field of gaming. The safety certificate may be withdrawn or revoked if: subsequently, reasons which would have precluded the exhibition, the applicant changes the characteristics of approved play facilities, or it organises a game declared safe under unauthorised conditions.
Section 33d Trade Code (GewO) (Other games with possibility of winning) Section 60a Trade Code (GewO) (event of games) Section 33e Trade Code (GewO) (type approval and safety certificate ) Ordinance on the issue of safety certificates (UnbBeschErtV)