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

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Gaming for prizes on bingo club premisesN.I.

77.  (1)  This Article applies to gaming, other than gaming by means of a gaming machine, which takes place on bingo club premises which is gaming for prizes in respect of which the following conditions are fulfilled, that is to say—

(a)the amount paid by any 1 person for any 1 chance to win a prize does not exceed[F1 £0.50];

(b)the aggregate amount taken by way of the sale of chances in any 1 determination of winners (if any) of prizes does not exceed[F1 £120], and the sale of those chances and the declaration of the result take place on the same day and on the premises on which and at the time when, the game is played;

(c)no money prize exceeding[F2 £25] is distributed or offered;

(d)the winning of, or the purchase of a chance to win, a prize does not entitle any person (whether subject to a further payment by him or not) to any further opportunity to win money or money's worth by taking part in any other gaming or in any lottery;

(e)the aggregate amount or value of the prizes on any 1 determination of winners does not exceed[F1 £120]; and

(f)in relation to a game of bingo played for prizes, the amount of money staked in the game is prominently displayed in the bingo club premises before the game has ended.

(2) Article 75, other than paragraphs (2) and (5), and Article 76, other than paragraph (1) in so far as it relates to Article 55(1) and paragraph (4), shall have effect in relation to gaming to which this Article applies as they have effect in relation to bingo, and, in relation to such gaming—

(a)for the purpose of Article 75 as applied by this paragraph, a person participates in the gaming if, where the game involves playing or staking against a bank, he holds the bank or has a share or interest in it; and

(b)in a game which involves playing or staking against a bank, nothing in Article 75(1) or (3) shall prevent the holder of the bingo club licence or a person acting on his behalf from holding the bank or having a share or interest in it; and

(c)Article 56 as applied by Article 76 shall not be taken to be contravened by reason only that a person pays for a chance to win a prize.

(3) Where a game of bingo is played for prizes on any bingo club premises and constitutes gaming to which this Article applies, the prizes won in that game shall be disregarded for the purposes of Article 76(5).

(4) The Department may, by order subject to affirmative resolution, substitute for any amount in paragraph (1) such other amount as may be specified in the order.

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F1SR 2001/414

F2SR 2003/15

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