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The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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Special charges for play at certain clubsN.I.

128.—(1) This Article applies to gaming which—

(a)is carried on as one of the activities of a club whether or not there is in force in respect of the club a bingo club licence or the club is a registered club; and

(b)is gaming in respect of which none of the conditions specified in Article 55 is fulfilled.

(2 )F1 Subject to the following provisions of this Article, nothing in Article 56 or 76 shall have effect so as to prevent a charge from being made in respect of any person for the right to take part in gaming to which this Article applies, if the charge or (if more than 1) the aggregate amount of the charges made in respect of that person for the right to take part in such gaming on any 1 day does not exceed[F2 £0.60].

(3) The Department may, by order subject to affirmative resolution,—

(a)substitute for the sum in paragraph (2) such other sum as may be specified in the order;

(b)in the case of gaming which consists exclusively of such game or games as the order may specify, and which takes place on a day on which the premises used therefor are not used for any other gaming, or for any other gaming except gaming by means of a gaming machine, specify a sum greater than that applicable in all other cases.

(4) Any such charge as is mentioned in paragraph (2) may be made in addition to any stakes hazarded in the gaming.

(5) In this Article “club” means a club which—

(a)has not less than 25 members; and

(b)is so constituted and conducted, in respect of membership and otherwise, as not to be of a temporary character.

F1mod. by SR 1987/186

F2SR 2001/414

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