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The Gambling Act 2005 (Mandatory and Default Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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PART 3Mandatory conditions attaching to large casino premises licences

1.  A notice stating that no person under the age of 18 years is permitted to enter the premises shall be displayed in a prominent place at every entrance to the premises.

2.—(1) The premises shall contain a table gaming area, the floor area of which is no less than 1000m2.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), in determining the floor area of the table gaming area, any number of separate areas within the premises may be taken into account.

(3) Any separate area that comprises less than 12.5% of the minimum required table gaming area shall not be taken into account in determining the table gaming area.

3.  No gambling shall be permitted in the table gaming area of the premises other than gambling on–

(a)casino games that are played on an ordinary gaming table or on a partially or wholly automated gaming table; and

(b)real games of equal chance, other than bingo, played on a table.

4.—(1) The premises shall contain a non-gambling area which comprises no less than 500m2.

(2) Facilities for gambling shall not be provided in the non-gambling area.

(3) At any time during which facilities for gambling are being provided on the premises, the non-gambling area shall contain recreational facilities that are available for use by customers on the premises.

(4) Lobby areas and toilet facilities may be taken into account in calculating the non-gambling area; but the non-gambling area shall not consist exclusively of lobby areas and toilet facilities.

5.  A notice shall be displayed in a prominent place in any part of the premises used for providing facilities for betting, setting out the terms on which persons are invited to bet on the premises.

6.—(1) A notice setting out the information in sub-paragraph (2) shall be displayed in a prominent place at the main point on the premises where charges are made for a game card (or set of game cards) in respect of a game of bingo.

(2) The notice in sub-paragraph (1) shall include the following information–

(a)the cost (in money) of each game card (or set of game cards) payable by an individual in respect of a game of bingo;

(b)in respect of each game card (or set of game cards) referred to in sub-paragraph (a) the maximum amount that will be charged by way of a participation fee for entitlement to participate in that game; and

(c)a statement to the effect that all or part of the participation fee may be waived at the discretion of the person charging it.

(3) The notice may be displayed in electronic form.

(4) A reference in this paragraph to “game card” means a device which provides an individual with the opportunity to win one or more prizes in respect of a game of bingo.

(5) A reference in this paragraph to a charge in respect of gaming does not include an amount paid for an opportunity to win one or more prizes in gaming to which section 288 of the Act (meaning of “prize gaming”) applies.

(6) The rules of each type of bingo game that is available to be played in the premises shall be made available to customers in any part of the premises used for providing facilities for bingo and this requirement may be satisfied by–

(a)displaying a sign setting out the rules,

(b)making available leaflets or other written material containing the rules at each table; or

(c)running an audio-visual guide to the rules prior to any bingo game being commenced.

7.  No more than 40 separate betting positions may be made available for use in relation to a betting machine at any time.

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