Apply for gambling hall permission in the travel trade
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Für den Betrieb einer Spielhalle oder einem ähnlichen Unternehmen brauchen Sie für den jeweiligen Ort eine Erlaubnis
If you want to operate an amusement arcade or a similar business in the travel industry, you need a permit for the respective location.

Make an informal application for a travel arcade permit
  • Copy of identity card or passport with registration certificate, or presentation on site.
  • Proof of orderly financial circumstances
  • if you live in Germany:
  • Extract from the list of debtors
  • Certificate from the bankruptcy court
  • Certificate in tax matters (from the tax office)
  • If you reside abroad: documents from your home country that prove that you are in an orderly manner

Proof of corporate legal form:
  • If the company is based in Germany If the company is entered in a register: Extract from the commercial register or the partnership register or the cooperative register
  • If the company is domiciled abroad: documents from the country of domicile proving the legal form

Proof of personal reliability: If you live in Germany:
Application for a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority
  • Application for an extract from the central trade register for submission to an authority
  • If you live abroad: documents from your country of residence that prove your personal reliability

Additional documents can be requested to check personal reliability.

Lease, purchase or rental agreement as well as the floor plan of the commercially used rooms.

In the case of legal entities (e.g. GmbH, company companies, AG, registered cooperatives) you must submit the personal documents for all natural persons authorized to manage the company (e.g. personal papers) or apply for them (e.g. extract from the central trade register for submission to an authority according to § 150 paragraph 5 Trade regulations). For the legal person, you also need an extract from the central trade register for submission to an authority in accordance with Section 150 (5) of the trade regulations.

Partnerships (GbR, KG, OHG, PartG, GmbH & Co. KG) are not permitted as such. Therefore every managing partner needs permission. Submit a completed application form and all personal documents for each of these persons.
Informal application for a permit for a gambling hall in the travel trade
  • Copy of identity card or passport with registration certificate, or presentation on site.
  • Proof of orderly financial circumstances
  • if you live in Germany
  • Extract from the list of debtors
  • Certificate from the bankruptcy court
  • Certificate in tax matters (from the tax office)
  • If you reside abroad: documents from your home country that prove that you are in an orderly manner
  • Proof of corporate legal form
  • Proof of personal reliability

Preconditions

  • In order to operate an amusement arcade, you must have the necessary reliability. As a rule, you do not have this if you have been in possession of a crime, theft, embezzlement, extortion, stolen goods, money laundering, concealment of illegally obtained assets, fraud, embezzlement, unauthorized gambling or involvement in unauthorized gambling within the last three years prior to filing the application or have been convicted of an offense under Section 27 of the Youth Protection Act.
  • You have to live in orderly financial circumstances: No insolvency proceedings have been opened against your assets or have been rejected for lack of assets.
  • The rooms intended for the operation of the trade meet the police requirements in terms of their condition and location and must be suitable for the operation of an amusement arcade.
  • By running your business, there is no risk of endangering young people or excessive exploitation of the play instinct. Neither are harmful environmental impacts within the meaning of the Federal Immission Control Act or a nuisance to the general public, neighbors or an institution in the public interest to be expected.

Section 60a (3) Trade Regulations (GewO)
Section 33c Trade Regulations (GewO)

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  • Submit your informal application with all the necessary documents.
  • The responsible body will check whether you meet all the requirements
  • If you meet all the requirements, you will be given permission.
  • You are only allowed to start the activity once you have received permission.

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Verbraucherschutz (Altona)

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