Gaming machines

Legal gaming machines pursuant to article 110, subsection 6 and 7, T.U.L.P.S. (Public Safety Consolidation Act) are commonly referred to with the acronyms AWP (Amusement with Prizes) and VLT (Video Lottery Terminal).

Gaming machines are regulated by the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency.

The other parties involved in this sector are licensees, operators (machine owners and/or collection operators), business establishments, producers and importers of gaming machines, municipal administrations and police forces. 

Over the years, the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency has regulated all aspects of the sector, with a special focus on technical issues, methods of operation, and applicable parameters and requirements for the installation of AWP and VLT machines in business establishments. 

The main differences between AWPs and VLTs





An internal gaming card interacts with the licensee’s system through an access point.

They are connected to a central gaming system which oversees their operation.


At least 74%, calculated over 140,000 games; calculated for each individual machine.

At least 85%, calculated over a cycle of about 5,000,000 bets.

Minimum play

No minimum play.


Maximum play

€1 (maximum cost of a game).


How much you win

The maximum win is €100.

The maximum win is €5,000.


There is no jackpot.

National jackpot up to €500,000; local jackpot up to €100,000.

Licence agreement

Licence Agreement Template covering the implementation and operation of the online management network for legal gaming machines pursuant to article 110, subsection 6a) and b), TULPS. Download PDF file

Probability of winning

Rules and regulations

Supply chain


The Responsible Gaming Programme

The programme has been introduced with the aim of building a shared model of secure and reliable gaming that revolves around the prevention of problem gaming.

Play safe

The fight against illegal gaming represents a fundamental commitment in Sisal’s sustainability strategy.

Our Offering

Sisal was the first Italian company to operate in the gaming sector as a state concessionaire and is now present in Italy in lotteries, retail gaming and online games.