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Non-money prize machine licence

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Non-money prize machines are game machines or gaming devices from which players can win non-monetary prizes. The prizes are held inside the machine and given to winners directly from the machine.

Do the following

Applications for non-money prize machine licences must be made in writing to the local police department.

Licence applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

- An annual report or other proof of the applicant having engaged in activities that promote their chosen cause.

- Proof of a decision concerning the making available of a non-money prize machine. This refers to an extract from the minutes of the meeting that decided on making a non-money prize machine available, or on continuing these operations.

- A copy of the most recent adopted financial statements. Financial statements must also include an auditor’s report.

- A copy of the rules of the association or foundation.

- An extract from the Register of Associations, the Register of Foundations or the Trade Register/an extract from a register maintained by a public organisation. The extract must not be more than three months old, calculated from the date of the licence application.

- A copy of the approval of the payment-monitoring device in the non-money prize machine, or a similar certificate.

You can apply for the non-money prize machine licence using a printable form from the police website. You can also make an application at a police station.

Visit the police website for more information on the non-money prize machine licence.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

Basic information

The service is provided byPoliisi
Responsible for the servicePoliisi
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesEnglish, Swedish, Finnish
Text edited by: Poliisi
Updated: 5/29/2020