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Projects of the casino operator subject to approval

If you have a casino licence from Lower Saxony, various projects on the basis of the Lower Saxony Casino Act (NSpielbG), the Lower Saxony Gaming Regulations (NSpielO) and the applicable ancillary provisions for authorisation (NB) require prior approval or approval by the competent authority. To do this, you must submit an application.

Insofar as the ancillary provisions for the authorisation to operate public casinos in Lower Saxony (NB) result in an obligation to notify or report certain transactions or incidents, these must be reported or reported to the competent authority.

Process flow

  • As the holder of a casino licence in Lower Saxony, you must submit an application for approval or approval for a project requiring approval or approval concerning casino operation to the competent authority.
  • If the NSpielbG imposes an obligation to submit documents or if you have been specifically requested to do so by the competent authority, you must submit the documents to the casino supervisory authority.

If, according to the ancillary provisions for admission, you are obliged to report or report events or incidents, you must report or report them to the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the casino supervision of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Finance.


  • Proof of legitimate interest in the respective request
  • Proof of the legal requirements required for this
  • Proof of compatibility with the objectives of the State Treaty on Gambling (GlüStV)

Which documents are required?

  • written request for approval or consent
  • Evidence and/or documents to be submitted in accordance with legal requirements
  • documents requiring submission, e.g. annual financial statements and management report, incl. auditors' report; (for further examples, see separate list)
  • Display or notification for reportable processes, e.g. dismantling of playground equipment, malfunction of the security system; (for further examples, see separate list)

The law or the ancillary provisions contain requirements for the submission of various documents or evidence. These shall be forwarded to the competent authority. The same applies to specially requested documents.

What are the fees?

Any fees or costs incurred result from the Ordinance on Fees and Expenses for Official Acts and Services (General Rules of Fees).

These vary depending on the official act and workload.

General Rules of Fees (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Application deadline usually 6 weeks

Processing duration

about 3 weeks


Action before the Administrative Court of Lower Saxony

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Finance

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Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)