Rank operates in the highly regulated gambling sectors of Britain, Spain and Belgium. Our operating environment is defined in part by the series of laws and regulations laid down in each territory.

In this section we will list important information on gambling regulation, news on any regulatory changes and links to regulatory websites.

Who regulates?

Jurisdiction Regulatory body Government department
Great Britain Gambling Commission of Great Britain Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Spain Comision Nacional del Juego Ministerio del Interior
Belgium Commission de Jeux de Hasard Ministry of Justice


Great Britain – machine regulations

The table below describes the regulations governing the stakes, prizes and numbers of gaming machines permitted in licensed gaming establishments in Britain.

  Stakes and prizes
Machine category A* B1 B2 B3 B4 C D
Max stake Unlimited £5 £2 £2 £2 £1 10p
Max prize Unlimited £10,000 £500 £500 £400 £100 £5
  Maximum permitted per licensed establishment
Reginal casino Up to 1,250 in aggregate
Large casino - Up to 150 in aggregate
Small casino - Up to 80 in aggregate
1968 Act casino - Up to 20 in aggregate -
Bingo club - - - Up to 20% of total Unlimited

*Category A machines are permitted only in the Regional Casino provided for within the 2005 Act. At present the Government has no plans to permit the development of the Regional Casino.