Gaming licences

Licence name

  • Gaming machine licence
  • Gaming machine dealer's licence
  • Gaming machine supplier's licence
  • Gaming machine service licence


Gaming application fees are set out in the fees and charges schedule on the website of Consumer and Business Services (CBS).




Gaming machine licence

A gaming machine licence authorises the holder to possess and operate gaming machines. Each licence receives authorisation for an approved number of gaming machines.

Gaming machine dealer's licence

A gaming machine dealer's licence authorises the holder to manufacture gaming machines and prescribed gaming components and to sell or supply these to the State Procurement Board or to another gaming machine dealer.

Gaming machine service licence

A gaming machine service licence authorises the licensee to install, service and repair approved gaming machines, prescribed gaming machine components and gaming equipment.

Gaming machine entitlements

Gaming machines cannot be operated unless the licensee holds one or more gaming machine entitlements. One gaming machine entitlement allows a licensee to operate one gaming machine. Entitlements may only be purchased through the trade system.

To be eligible to apply for a gaming machine licence a venue must hold either a hotel licence, club licence or a special circumstances licence (where that licence was granted on surrender of a hotel or club licence or is a major sporting venue or headquarters for a sporting code) under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.

In South Australia, gaming machine licensees may acquire their own machines by purchase, lease, hire purchase or rental.

Apply for a licence

View the application process for each type of gaming licence on the CBS website.

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Page last updated 12 May 2017

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