Gaming machines and ATMS – can they be located near each other?
There is a code of practice for gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises which can be found on the Gambling Commission website.
There is a specific code provision that requires gaming machines to be located in a position where someone who wishes to take cash from an ATM must cease gambling in order to so. There is no specific rule regarding the distance that must be between the ATM and the gaming machine, but the further apart you can position them the better.
You will also need to be aware that it is also a requirement for gaming machines to be located in a place within the premises so that their use can be supervised, either by staff whose duties include such supervision – including bar or floor staff or by other means such as CCTV.
On another point and just as a reminder – once you have obtained a permit, check how long it lasts for because you are usually required to renew a permit and the renewal can vary between councils. This is for when you have more than two machines, otherwise pubs have a right to two gaming machines on their premises.
If you would like more information about fruit machines and the permits/license’s required please contact Comrie on 02476 249070