Playground equipment with the possibility of winning permission

For the installation and operation of playground equipment that

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

traders need a permit from the competent authority.

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

Related Links

  • § 13a Industrial Code (GewO)
  • Extract from the debtor register and certificate from the insolvency court
  • Certificate from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) on the information on the necessary knowledge for player and youth protection
  • Proof of a social concept of a publicly recognized institution

In the case of prior written notification of a temporary activity pursuant to § 13a Gewerbeordnung (GewO) within the scope of the GewO by nationals of a member state of the EU or a state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, if they are legally established in one of these states for the exercise of the activity, participation in a briefing is not required if the following documents are provided:

  • Proof of nationality (e.B. by identity card or passport )
  • Proof of lawful establishment for the purpose of carrying out the activity in a Member State of the EU or 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 is no criminal record
  • documents from the State of establishment proving good repute in 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 during the previous ten years.

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

  • § 13a Industrial Code (GewO)


  • Required personal reliability of the applicant
  • Approval of the design of playground equipment
  • The installation site complies with the implementing regulations of the Industrial Code (GewO).
  • Necessary knowledge for player and youth protection
  • Existence of a social concept
  • Industrial Code (GewO)

Related Links

  • § 33c Gewerbeordnung (GewO)
  • §§ 1, 2 Gaming Ordinance (SpielV)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

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