Play equipment with profit option permission Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

For the installation and operation of play equipment, which

  • are equipped with a technical device influencing the outcome of the game and the
  • offer the possibility of a profit (goods gain, money gain),

traders need a permit from the competent body.

The competent authority may at any time impose conditions on both the person setting up and the trader in whose operation a play equipment is installed.

Related Links

  • Section 13a Trade Code (GewO)
  • Extract from the debtor register and certificate of the insolvency court
  • Certificate of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) on the information on the necessary knowledge for the protection of players and minors
  • Proof of a social concept of a publicly recognised institution

In the event of prior written notification of a temporary activity in accordance with Paragraph 13a of the German Commercial Code (GewO) within the scope of the GewO by nationals of a Member State of the EU or of a State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, if they are lawfully established in one of those States for the performance of the activity, participation in information is not required if the following documents are provided:

  • Proof of nationality (e.B. by identity card or passport)
  • Proof of lawful establishment to carry out the activity in a Member State of the EU or of a State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area
  • Proof that the exercise of these activities is not prohibited, even temporarily
  • Proof that there are no criminal records
  • Documents from the State of establishment proving personal reliability for carrying out the activity,
  • Proof of professional qualification if your activity is also linked to the possession of certain professional qualifications in the State of establishment
  • otherwise, proof that the activity has been carried out in the State of establishment for at least two years in the preceding 10 years.

For traders from another EU member state or an EEA Member State, documents issued in the country of origin may be used to demonstrate that the reliability and orderly financial situation of the trader are met.

Related Links

  • Section 13a Trade Code (GewO)


  • required personal reliability of the applicant
  • Approval of the design of play equipment
  • The place of assembly complies with the implementing regulations of the Trade Code (GewO).
  • necessary knowledge of player and youth protection
  • Existence of a social concept
  • Trade Regulations (GewO)

Related Links

  • Section 1, 2 Game Ordinance (SpielV)
  • Section 33c Commercial Code (GewO)

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