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For the operation of an arcade or a similar company, you need a permit for the respective location.

If you want to operate an arcade or similar business in the travel industry, you need a permit for the respective location.

Submit an informal application for a permit from an arcade in the travel industry

  • Copy of identity card or passport with registration certificate, or presentation on site
  • Proof of orderly financial circumstances

if you are resident in Germany:

  • Extract from the debtor register
  • Certificate from the insolvency court
  • Certificate in tax matters (from the tax office)

for residents abroad:

  • Documents from your home country that prove your orderly financial circumstances

Proof of entrepreneurial legal form

  • At the company's registered office in Germany, if the company is entered in a register:
    Excerpt from the commercial register, or.dem partnership register, or.dem cooperative register
  • In the case of company headquarters abroad: documents from the country of residence proving the legal form

Proof of personal reliability

if you are resident 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

for residents abroad:

  • Documents from your country of residence proving your personal reliability

Further documents can be requested to check personal reliability.

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

In the case of legal entities (e.B. GmbH, corporate companies, AG, registered cooperatives), you must submit or apply for the personal documents for all natural persons entitled to the management (e.B. personal documents) (e.B. extract from the Central Trade Register for submission to an authority in accordance with § 150 paragraph 5 of the Trade Code). For the legal entity, you also need an extract from the Central Trade Register for submission to an authority in accordance with § 150 paragraph 5 of the Trade Code.



Partnerships (GbR, KG, OHG, PartG, GmbH & Co. KG) are not eligible for permission as such. Therefore, every managing partner needs permission. For each of these people, submit a completed application form and all personal documents.

Informal application for a permit for an arcade in the travel industry

  • Copy of the identity card or passport with registration certificate, or presentation on site.
  • Proof of orderly financial circumstances


if you reside in Germany

  • Extract from the debtor register
  • Certificate from the insolvency court
  • Certificate in tax matters (from the tax office)


if you are resident abroad

  • Documents from your home country that prove your orderly financial circumstances


Proof of entrepreneurial legal form

Proof of personal reliability


Das Antragsverfahren ist formlos. Schriftliche Antragstellung wird empfohlen. Eine Verwendung der von den Behörden bereit gehaltenen Vordrucke ist zweckmäßig, aber nicht verpflichtend vorgegeben.

Preconditions

  • To operate an arcade, you must have the required reliability. As a rule, you do not have these if you have been convicted within the last three years before the application for a crime, theft, embezzlement, extortion, theft, money laundering, concealment of unlawfully obtained assets, fraud, embezzlement, unauthorized organization of a game of chance, participation in unauthorized gambling or for an offence pursuant to § 27 of the Youth Protection Act.
  • You must live in orderly financial circumstances: no insolvency proceedings have been opened against your assets or rejected for lack of assets.
  • The rooms intended for the operation of the trade meet the police requirements with regard to their nature and location and must be suitable for the operation of an arcade.
  • By operating your business, there is no danger to the youth and no excessive exploitation of the play instinct to be feared. Harmful environmental impacts within the meaning of the Federal Immission Control Act or a nuisance to the general public, the neighbors or an institution existing in the public interest are also not to be expected.

Hints

Soll in der Spielhalle nach § 60a Absatz 3 Gewerbeordnung (GewO) ein anderes Spiel mit Gewinnmöglichkeit im Sinne von § 33d Absatz 1 Satz 1 Gewerbeordnung (GewO) veranstaltet werden, ist zusätzlich eine Erlaubnis nach § 60a Absatz 2 Gewerbeordnung (GewO) erforderlich.

Related Links

  • § 60a Abs. 3 Gewerbeordnung (GewO)
  • § 33c Gewerbeordnung (GewO)
  • Submit your informal application with all the necessary documents.
  • The competent authority checks whether you meet all the requirements.
  • If you meet all the requirements, you will receive permission.
  • You may not start the activity until you have received permission.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation

Last update or date of publication
19.08.2021