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The Betting and Lotteries (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Reduction of age limit in relation to football pool betting

5.—(1) After Article 51(4) of the principal Order (betting with young persons) there shall be added—

(4A) In any case concerning—

(a)a bet which is an entry in a qualifying competition (as defined in Article 3(1D)), or

(b)a betting transaction relating to such a bet,

this Article shall have effect with the substitution in paragraphs (1) to (4) of “16” for “18”..

(2) After Article 52(3) of the principal Order (betting circulars not to be sent to young persons) there shall be added—

(4) In any case concerning—

(a)a bet which is an entry in a qualifying competition (as defined in Article 3(1D)),

(b)a betting transaction relating to such a bet, or

(c)information as to any game of association football upon which such betting is carried on,

this Article shall have effect with the substitution in paragraphs (1) and (3) of “16” for “18”..

(3) In column 2 of Schedule 18 to the principal Order, in the entries relating to Articles 51(1) and (2) and 52(1), after the word “18” where it appears there shall be inserted the words “or, as the case may be, 16”.

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