Gaming arcade; application for a permit to operate

If you want to operate an amusement arcade or similar business on a commercial basis, you need a permit.



  • Reliability of the trader
  • Suitability of the premises
  • Safety of the operation
  • Compliance with the objectives of Section 1 GlüStV (e.g. prevention of the development of gambling addiction)
  • Ensuring the protection of minors and players
  • Ensuring the proper conduct of games of chance, etc.)
  • Compliance with youth protection requirements and advertising restrictions
  • Presentation of a social concept and an information concept (information on addiction risks)
  • Compliance with the ban on multiple gaming arcades
  • Compliance with the minimum distance to other gaming arcades

Processing time

approx. 3 - 5 weeks

Required documents

  • Extract from the Central Trade Register
  • Building permit

  • Floor plan of the total area

  • Certificate of good conduct for authorities
  • Social concept

  • Advertising concept

  • Information concept (education about addiction risks)

  • Cease-and-desist declaration with regard to the Internet ban pursuant to Section 4 (4) GlüStV

  • Description/explanation of whether there are any other gaming arcades in the building or building complex and whether any other gaming arcade is less than 500m/250m away as the crow flies.


  • The fee range for a gaming arcade license is between 150 and 3,000 euros (tariff no. 5.III.5/10).

    Certificate of good conduct and extract from the central trade register each 13 euros in accordance with the Code of Judicial Administration Costs


Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action


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