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Article 181.

SCHEDULE 18N.I.TABLE OF OFFENCES WITH MODE OF PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENTS

Article of OrderGeneral nature of offenceMode of prosecutionPunishment
3(4)Using premises for betting.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

4(1)Resorting to premises used for betting.SummaryLevel 3.
4(2)Failure to give name and address to constable, etc.SummaryLevel 1.
5(1)Betting in streets and public places.SummaryLevel 4 or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
6Carrying on business, etc., as a bookmaker without a bookmaker's licence.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

9Licensed bookmaker carrying on business, etc., in premises without a bookmaking office licence.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

31(2)Opening licensed office for business on prohibited days.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

32(9)Contravention of provisions for conduct of licensed office.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

32(11)Advertising licensed office.SummaryLevel 5 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
33Employment of agents.SummaryLevel 5 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
34(1)Employment of disqualified persons.SummaryLevel 5 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
35(2)Failure to leave licensed office when so requested.SummaryLevel 3.
36(4)Bookmaking on tracks without a track betting licence or in contravention of regulations, betting on different sport from that taking place on the track.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

41(3)Failure to surrender track betting licence after cancellation.SummaryLevel 4 or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
42(5)Failure to surrender track betting licence after revocation.SummaryLevel 4 or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
43(2)Contravention of regulations relating to licensed tracks.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

44(4)Carrying on pool betting business otherwise than by totalisator or on licensed track.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

46(2)Excessive charge for admission to licensed track.SummaryLevel 5 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
48(2)Betting on tracks on prohibited days.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

49(2)Occupiers of tracks having interest in bookmaking on the track.SummaryLevel 5 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
50(3)Admitting a person under 18 into, or allowing such a person to be in, a licensed office.SummaryLevel 3.
50(6)Failure to produce a contract of apprenticeship to a constable.SummaryLevel 2.
51(1)Betting with persons under 18[F1 or, as the case may be, 16].SummaryLevel 5 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
51(2)Person under 18[F1 or, as the case may be, 16] not allowed to bet.SummaryLevel 3.
51(5)Application of offence under Article 50(6).As for offence under Article 50(6)As for offence under Article 50(6).
52(1)Sending betting circulars to persons under 18[F1 or, as the case may be, 16].SummaryLevel 5 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
58(1)Gaming in streets and public places.SummaryLevel 4 or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
59(1)Organising or managing prohibited gaming, charging for gaming or levying stakes on winnings.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

59(3)Allowing or letting premises, etc., for prohibited gaming, etc.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

78(1)Failure to comply with Article 75 or 76 in relation to bingo club premises.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

78(2)Failure to comply with Article 75 or 76 in relation to gaming on bingo club premises.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

81(1)Supplying gaming machine without a gaming machine certificate or permit.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

81(4)Maintaining the mechanism of a gaming machine without a gaming machine certificate or permit.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

82(5)Supplying, etc., gaming machine in contravention of regulations.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

95(2)Allowing gaming machine on prohibited premises.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

95(3)Allowing gaming machine supplied by unauthorised supplier to be used for gaming.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

95(5)Supplying gaming machine for use on prohibited premises.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

106(8)Contravention of provisions regulating gaming machines in registered clubs.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

106(10)Supplying gaming machine for use in contravention of Article 106.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

108(11)Contravention of provisions regulating gaming machines in certain premises.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

108(12)Contravention of provisions regulating gaming machines in bingo clubs.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

108(14)Supplying gaming machine for use in contravention of Article 108.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

120(1)Breach of conditions of amusement permit.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

122(6)Contravention of provisions regulating gaming machines at exempt entertainments.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

122(8)Supplying gaming machine for use in contravention of Article 122.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

123(3)Unauthorised person removing money from a gaming machine.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

124(2)Supplying or maintaining gaming machine in contravention of regulations.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

124(3)Using gaming machine in contravention of regulations.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

124(4)Contravening regulations relating to use of gaming machines.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

126(12)Organising or managing gaming at entertainment in contravention of Article 126.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

126(14)Allowing or letting premises, etc., for gaming in contravention of Article 126.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

130(1)Advertising gaming.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

132(1)General lottery offences.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

133(6)Contravention of conditions relating to small lotteries.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

134(2)Contravention of conditions relating to private lotteries.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

137(20)Obstructing officers of a district council.SummaryLevel 3.
139(1)Contravention of requirements relating to societies' lotteries.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

139(2)Making a false return.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

140Acting as lottery consultant without a lottery certificate.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

153(7)Contravention of conditions relating to amusements with prizes at exempt entertainments.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

154(5)Contravention of conditions relating to amusements with prizes at certain other places.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

166(1)Breach of conditions of pleasure permit.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

168(3)Conducting prize competitions.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

169Cheating.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

180(2)Failure to admit constable to premises for inspection, etc., failing to answer questions or giving false answers.SummaryLevel 4.
185(1)Failure to comply with court order to deliver licence, certificate or permit to court.SummaryLevel 4 or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
Schedule 5 para. 6(2)Failure to comply with court order to deposit bookmaking office licence with court.SummaryLevel 4 or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
Schedule 8 para. 11(2)Obstructing officers of Department, failing to give information or giving false information.SummaryLevel 3.
Schedule 8 para. 16Contravening provisions relating to totalisators.

(a)Indictment

(b)Summary

(a)A fine or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

(b)The statutory maximum or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

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