Don’t miss games duty deadline

MGD covers cash prize machines.

OPERATORS with gaming machines in their outlets should register for the new Machine Games Duty (MGD) system now.

The BBPA said licensees who miss the January 1 deadline to register for the new regime, which replaces the Amusement Machine Licence Duty and VAT on machine income from February 1, 2013, could face a fine.
“Now is definitely the time to register for MGD, to get it done before the Christmas period – and it’s important to be aware that MGD covers not just AWPs but any machine that pays out a cash prize including skill machines,” said BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds.
The BBPA has published guidance for the new regime on its website ( as well as a step-by-step guide to online registration.

Image – MGD covers cash prize machines.