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Machine Games Duty

Machine Games Duty (MGD) was introduced on 1 February 2013. It replaced Amusement Machine Licence Duty (AMLD) and VAT.

MGD will apply to any machine where a cash prize greater than the stake can be won. For most of Regal Gaming Technologies customers this will be AWPs (fruit machines) and SWPs (quiz machines).

You can download our MGD Information Leaflet below that provides a brief summary of MGD or you can email for more information.

Download PDF: MGD Information Leaflet


Bacta was formed in 1974. With foundations laid in the late 19th Century, it now forms the largest trade association in the gaming arena and is the only association to represent the amusement industry in Great Britain.

The Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission was setup under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain in partnership with licensing authorities.

Gaming Compliance

You can download the Regal Gaming Technologies Gaming Compliance in Pubs Information Leaflet below.

Download PDF: Gaming Compliance in Pubs


Pubs and other alcohol licensed premises have an automatic entitlement of up to two gaming machines, Category C or D, subject to a simple notification procedure. The holder of the Premises Licence must apply to the Local Authority and these are known as Licensed Premises Notifications (LPN) and last for an unlimited period while there is no change of Premises Licence Holder. There will be a fee of £50, but no annual fee payment thereafter. Under the new regime if you wish to upgrade the number of machines beyond two you will have to make a new application.

For pubs and other alcohol licensed premises that want to offer more than two gaming machines the holder of the Premises Licence must apply to the Local Authority for a Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit (LPGMP).

There is a fee of £150 for new applications, followed by an annual maintenance fee of £50, (payable within 30 days of the grant); then £50 a year thereafter.

Music Licensing Requirements

All licensed premises that play music in any form must have a licence from the Performing Rights Society. The cost of a PRS licence varies according to the type and method by which music is played to the public on your premises. Commonly this will apply to juke boxes, background music systems, TV’s, radios and of course live music.

You must apply in person to the regional branch of the Performing Rights Society. The machine supplier cannot make the application on your behalf. Please follow the link here for more information.

For jukeboxes and background music systems, a PPL licence (Phonographic Performance Ltd) is also required. Your machine supplier will normally apply for this licence and recover it from you either in a lump sum or on a weekly basis. For more information please click here to follow the link.

Gender Pay Gap Analysis

In line with our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2018, Regal Amusement Machine Sales Limited has undertaken a review of the average hourly earnings of men and women in the business. Please click the button to see the full document. Please click the button to see the analysis of Regal Gaming Technologies.

Download PDF: Gender Pay Gap Analysis 2023  |  Gender Pay Gap Analysis 2022   |   Gender Pay Gap Analysis 2021

Group Tax Strategy Statement For Fiscal Year 2023

Merkur Gaming UK Limited and its subsidiaries is publishing this UK tax strategy statement pursuant to the requirements of paragraph 16 (2) of Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016. This statement is applicable to the tax strategy in the United Kingdom and it is publicly available to all stakeholders.

Download PDF: Group Tax Strategy Statement For Fiscal Year 2023  |  Group Tax Strategy Statement For Fiscal Year 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Risk Assessment Method Statements

Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

Regal operates in a highly regulated industry and therefore puts legal and regulatory compliance at the centre of its business operations and adopts a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery or human trafficking.

Download PDF: Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement 2023  |  Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement 2022

Merkur Group 2024 Sustainability Report

At the heart of the Merkur Group business in the UK is an absolute commitment to deliver a safe and enjoyable gambling experience to every customer across every one of our venues. This sustainability report brings that commitment to life and shines a light on how we are doing this and the social impact we are creating in communities across the United Kingdom.

Download PDF: Merkur Group 2024 Sustainability Report

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