Department of Justice
Published on 3 December 2019
Last updated on 22 June 2021
Gaming is when you play a game – involving skill or chance – in which you pay a stake for a chance to win a prize of up to €3,000.
The types of gaming likely involved would include, for example:
Gaming permits are not granted:
The stake amount for each game promoted under a Gaming Permit may not cost more than €10.
The total prize amount for each game promoted under a Gaming Permit must not exceed €3,000.
The application for a Gaming Permit must be made to a Garda Superintendent for the district in which the premises where the gaming is to take place is situated. The application must be:
A decision on whether to grant or refuse the Permit application will be made by the Superintendent within 28 days from receipt of the application.
Read further details on how the applications are assessed and the conditions associated with the permit.
There is currently no fee to apply for a Gaming Permit.
Application form for a Gaming Permit.
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