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Gaming (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Northern Ireland Statutory Rule: Gaming (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 No. 414

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order—

(a)increases the maximum permitted aggregate amount of winnings in respect of games of bingo played in 1 week simultaneously on different bingo club premises from £30,000 to £55,000;

(b)increases the maximum amount by which weekly winnings on bingo club premises may exceed the stakes hazarded from £5,500 to £10,000;

(c)increases, in gaming for prizes on bingo club premises:

(i)the maximum amount paid by any 1 person for any 1 chance to win a prize from £0·30 to £0·50;

(ii)in any 1 determination of winners, the maximum permitted aggregate amount taken by way of the sale of chances from £50 to £120 and the maximum permitted aggregate amount or value of prizes from £50 to £120;

(iii)the maximum money prize which can be distributed or offered from £5 to £15;

(d)increases, in gaming at entertainments not held for private gain:

(i)the maximum payment to be made by each player in respect of all the games at 1 entertainment from £3 to £4 and the total value of prizes and awards in respect of those games from £300 to £400;

(ii)the maximum payment to be made by each player in respect of all the games at 2 or more entertainments promoted on the same premises by the same persons on the same day from £3 to £4 and the total value of all the prizes and awards in respect of those games from £300 to £400;

(iii)the total value of prizes and awards in the final entertainment of a series of entertainments from £600 to £700;

(e)increases:

(i)the maximum daily charge for gaming in certain clubs from £0·50 to £0·60;

(ii)the maximum daily charge for gaming in such clubs from £6 to £15 when only bridge and/or whist are/is played.

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