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Examples of Type 1 machines are: Any machine for the playing of music, kiddy rides, juke boxes, mechanical amusement devices, billiard or pocket billiard table, foosball table, bowling lane table, and skeeball. 12-21-2720(A)(1) and 12-21-2730
Examples of Type 2 machines are: Any machine for the playing of amusements or video games, without free play feature or machines of the crane type, any machine for the playing of games or amusements, which has a free play feature, and such machine is of the non-payout pin table type with levers or “flippers” operated by the player by which the course of the balls can be altered or changed. 12-21-2720(A) (2
Examples of Type 3 machines are: Any machine of the non-payout type, or in line pin game, operated by a slot in which is deposited a coin or thing of value except machines of the non-payout pin table type with levers or “flippers" operated by the player by which the course of the balls may be altered or changed. 12-21-2720(A) (3)
A free play feature allows a player to play a complete game free of charge. This typically occurs after a high score or number match. The free game is the same game the player would play if he or she had paid to play the game.
Yes. You must purchase a valid owner operator license, and purchase license decals for each machine. 12-21-2728 and 12-21-2734
No. A Class B owner operator license would permit you to operate both Type 1 and Type 2 machines.
The license decal must be placed visibly on the front of the machine on a permanent and nontransferable part of the machine.
Information identifying the owner or operator of the machine must be placed on an area of the machine which is visible for inspection purposes prior to operating at a location.
No. Please ensure that you purchase the correct license for your machines. Once the license is in your possession they are considered used.
The SCDOR now issues licenses on standard white paper. Previously issued licenses printed on yellow paper are still valid and do not need to be updated. Did you know you can use the license lookup tool on MyDORWAY to verify Retail Licenses and Tobacco Licenses?
No. It is unlawful for any person to keep on his premises or operate or permit to be kept on his premises or operated within this State any vending or slot machine, or any video game machine with a free play feature operated by a slot in which is deposited a coin or thing of value for the play of poker, blackjack, keno, lotto, bingo, or craps, or any machine or device licensed pursuant to
12-21-2720 and used for gambling.
No. Vending machines are not for amusement and are not required to be licensed under Coin Operated Device licensing.
No. The issuance of a license by the SCDOR does not make lawful the operation of any gambling machine or device.
No. The SCDOR presumes that the operation a machine or apparatus is lawful upon receipt of the application for a license. The sum paid for the license is nonrefundable even though the operation of the machine or apparatus is prohibited.
Records showing the manufacturers' serial number, model, or type of machine, and the location of the machine shall be maintained. The taxpayer shall maintain information relating to the payment of any monies or compensation made to any persons as part of a lease or contractual agreement to operate the machine on the premises of the person. This information must be available on demand for inspection by a representative of the SCDOR.