Increase the number of approved gaming machines

Each gaming machine licence states the maximum number of gaming machines approved for a venue. The most any venue can have is 40 machines.

If less than 40 machines have been approved for your venue, you can apply to the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner to increase the maximum number of approved machines.

The commissioner will also consider whether you will need to complete a Social Effect Inquiry (SEI) to make people who live, own property, or work in the local community area, aware of the proposed increase in the number of gaming machines at your venue.

If you increase the number of gaming machines installed at your premises, you may need to redefine the gaming area if you intend to relocate the gaming area or make alterations to the existing gaming area to allow for the installation of additional gaming machines.

There is no fee for this application.

How to apply

1. Complete the form

Print, complete and sign the application form and attach your supporting evidence.

Apply to increase the number of approved gaming machines (PDF 98KB)

2. Submit the application

Email the scanned documents to

Post to:

Licensing Branch
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

What happens next

Once we receive your application the commissioner will decide if it can determined on the information provided or you will need to complete a Social Effect Inquiry.

If your application is granted, you won't automatically be given additional gaming machine entitlements. To operate additional machines you will need to purchase entitlements either through the government’s approved trading system, or under a contractual agreement with Club One.

Where licences are held by a non-profit association (ie club or community hotel), entitlements can be transferred to another non-profit association under an agreement approved by the commissioner to facilitate the merger or amalgamation of gaming machine operations for the benefit of both non-profit associations.

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming


Phone: 131 882

GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

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