I understand the need for control of the big money machines, but fail to comprehend the issues behind selling old coinage machines.
Has anyone had any approaches from the Gambling Commision regarding sales of machines at all?
Yes, many of us have. That's why Jerry and I run the Coventry Auction so strictly.
This question does surface on this board regularly I've put on a link below. In the meantime it's sufficient to say ......
+ It's not illegal to own or buy one
+ It is illegal to sell one without the necessary expensive approval from the Gambling Commission, and it's not just bandits.
+ They do not differentiate between contemporary micro chipped AWP and 100 year old Wooden boxes with brass fittings and ball bearings.
+ The law is an ass
+ The Commission and Police will raid an illegal sale of machines and prosecute as well as confiscate if they so feel
+ The statements vendors put in their ebay auctions about payments disconnected in order to comply are meaningless and of no value so far as The Gambling Commission would be concerned.
+ The Coventry auction is operated legally.
Now if you want to wade your way through the lengthy tome that was generated the last time we discussed this ...........
When is it illegal to sell a slot machine?
Drink deeply and enjoy.