Gaming Machines

 

Application for Licence to operate Gaming Machine(s) on Prescribed Premises

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Gaming Machine Operators must apply to the Commission for licences to operate any such machines using the Application Forms provided by the Commission. Completed Applications Forms must be submitted to the Commission along with receipts evidencing payments of the Annual Levy required by the Act.

COMPANY APPLICATIONS

i. ORIGINAL RECEIPT(S) FROM THE COLLECTOR OF TAXES IN RESPECT OF LEVY PAID FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.

ii. CERTIFIED COPY OF COMPANY’S INCORPORATION CERTIFICATE.

iii. CERTIFIED COPY OF ANNUAL RETURNS.

v.  HOTEL, BAR, CLUB LICENCE (IF APPLICABLE)

vi. LEASE AGREEMENT (IF APPLICABLE)

vii. TRADE LICENCE (IF APPLICABLE)

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS

i. ORIGINAL RECEIPT(S) FROM THE COLLECTOR OF TAXES IN RESPECT OF LEVY PAID FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.

ii. CERTIFIED COPY OF COMPANY’S INCORPORATION CERTIFICATE.

iii. CERTIFIED COPY OF ANNUAL RETURNS.

v.  HOTEL, BAR, CLUB LICENCE (IF APPLICABLE)

vi. LEASE AGREEMENT (IF APPLICABLE)

vii. TRADE LICENCE (IF APPLICABLE)

viii. VALID NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION (DRIVERS LICENCE, PASSPORT, VOTERS ID)

All owners of internationally manufactured slot machines will now be subject to the Gross Profits Tax  regime due and payable by each operator to the Collector of Taxes by the 7th day of each month.

For owners of locally made Gaming machines (also referred to as ‘ten cent’ machines) licensees pay an annual levy of Five Thousand dollars ($5,000) in respect of each machine.
Each owner or operator of prescribed premises shall pay an annual levy of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500).
Additionally, the payment of the following fees by the licencees must be made to the Commission: -

  • A licence fee of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) in respect of each gaming machine specified on the application.
  • A fee of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) to cover the provision by the Commission of an identification disc in respect of each gaming machine specified on the application.
  • A premises fee of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).

Every Gaming Machine Licence granted by the Commission shall be valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issue and may be renewed not less than forty-five (45) days before expiration.
Owners or Operators of premises on which gaming machines are operated without licence, in default of the provisions of the Act will be liable to punishment by fine and/or imprisonment upon conviction.

Cost: Personal Declaration Fee (PDF) $5,000 (Individual)
          Multi Jurisdictional - $JA50,000 ; $US10,000

Notice
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Betting Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act, 2000 which came into effect 19th July, 2000, the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (the Commission) is the only Authority empowered to grant licences for and to regulate the operations of gaming machines in any prescribed premises in Jamaica.