Arcades Permission

Anyone who wants to operate an arcade or a company that deals exclusively or predominantly with the installation of gaming equipment or the organization of other games on the one hand requires a trade law permit according to § 33i Gewerbeordnung (GewO) and on the other hand since 01.07.2012 a gambling permit according to § 24 Glücksspielstaatsvertrag (GlüStV).

Related Links

  • § 33i Industrial Code (GewO)
  • § 24 State Treaty on Gambling (GlüStV)
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Information from the Central Trade Register
  • Clearance certificate from the tax office
  • Information from the List of debtors
  • Floor plan for the operating rooms for the commercial operation of an arcade (in 3- to 5-fold version)
  • Usable area calculation
  • for new furnishings:
    • Usage permit or building permit
  • Social concept to explain with which measures the socially harmful effects of gambling on gambling machines are to be prevented or how these are to be remedied (cf. § 6 State Treaty on Gambling (GlüStV) as amended.m.dem Annex "Guidelines for the Prevention and Combating of Gambling Addiction" to the GlüStV")

The competent authority may request further documents in individual cases. In the case of traders from another Member State of the EU or an EEA Member State, documents issued in the country of origin may be used to prove that the requirements for the reliability and orderly financial circumstances of the trader are met.

Related Links

  • Annex "Guidelines for the prevention and combating of gambling addiction"
  • § 6 State Treaty on Gambling (GlüStV)

Related Links

  • § 24 State Treaty on Gambling (GlüStV)
  • § 33 i Industrial Code (GewO)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018