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Licences pertaining to certain kinds of game machines and gaming devices

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Natural persons, associations and foundations that carry on a trade can apply for a licence to keep hand-operated wheels of fortune as well as game machines and gaming devices bought before 1 June 1970. The prizes available from these wheels of fortune and game machines and gaming devices can be items or other benefits of monetary value, or tokens that can be exchanged for items or benefits of mon ...

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Licence applications are processed by the police department in whose area the machine or device is located.

A printable application form is available on the police website. The application can also be made in at a police station or at a police service point.

Visit the police website for more information on how to apply for a licence.

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To whom and on what terms

You can apply for a licence for these game machines, gaming devices and hand-operated wheels of fortune from the local police department. The licence can be granted for a maximum of one year. If you wish to continue keeping the machine, you must submit a new licence application.

If the machine works with a money lock, it must contain a payment-monitoring device that has been inspected and approved by an inspection body appointed by the National Police Board.

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Text edited by: Poliisi
Updated: 28/3/2024