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SCHEDULE 4E+W+S Rules for Licensed Betting Offices

1The licensed premises shall be closed throughout [F1Good Friday and Christmas Day], and at such other times, if any, as may be prescribed, and [F2, subject to paragraphs 10A to 10C of this Schedule,]shall not be used for any purpose other than the effecting of betting transactions.E+W+S

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F1Words in Sch. 4 para. 1 substituted (3.1.1995) by 1994 c. 40, ss. 20(4), 40(6), 82(2)

F2Words in Sch. 4 para. 1 inserted (20.6.1996) by S.I. 1996/1359, art. 4(2)

2No person who is apparently under the age of eighteen years, or who is known to any person connected with the licensee’s business and present on the licensed premises to be under that age, shall be admitted to or allowed to remain on those permises, so, however, that in any proceedings for a contravention of this rule in respect of a person apparently under the said age it shall be a defence to prove that at the time of the alleged contravention he had in fact attained that age.E+W+S

3The licensee—E+W+S

(a)shall display his betting office licence on the licensed premises;

(b)shall exhibit on those premises such notices in such form and in such positions as may be prescribed; and

(c)shall comply with any prescribed restrictions with respect to the exhibiting of other written matter or of signs of any description on the licensed premises.

F34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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F3Sch. 4 para. 4 repealed (19.4.1997) by S.I. 1997/1074, art. 6

5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4E+W+S

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6Except for the licensee and any servant or agent of his, no person resorting to the licensed premises shall be allowed to use any means of direct access between the licensed premises and other premises used for the effecting with persons resorting to those other premises of transactions other than betting transactions.E+W+S

[F57(1)Except as permitted by sub-paragraph (2) or (3) below, no apparatus for making information or other material available in the form of sounds or visual images or both shall be used on the licensed premises.E+W+S

(2)Subject to paragraph 8 below, such apparatus may be used on the licensed premises provided that the matter seen or heard comprises only information about, and the coverage of, a sporting event including—

(a)information relating to any betting on such an event; and

(b)any other matter, including an advertisement, which is incidental to such an event or such coverage.

(3)Subject to paragraph 8 below, such apparatus may be used on the licensed premises provided that the matter seen or heard comprises only—

(a)information relating to betting on any event in connection with which betting transactions may be or have been effected on those premises; and

(b)the result of such an event.]

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(2)No apparatus for showing visual images of a sporting event shall be used on the licensed premises if—

(a)the service by means of which such images appear is not intended to be received by the general public or other licensees generally; or

(b)in the case of images that appear by means of the use of video recordings, identical recordings of the same event are not available to other licensees generally.

In this sub-paragraph “video recording” has the same meaning as in section 1(3) of the Video Recordings Act 1984.]

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F7Sch. 4 para. 8(1) repealed (6.4.1995) by S.I. 1995/579, art.3

[F89No music, dancing or other entertainment shall be provided or allowed on the licensed premises, except any entertainment which complies with the provisions of paragraph 7 above.]E+W+S

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  • Refreshments may be provided on the licensed premises except -

    (a)

    where those premises are in England and Wales, intoxicating liquor within the meaning of section 201(1) of the Licensing Act 1964; or

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    where those premises are in Scotland, alcoholic liquor within the meaning of section 139(1) of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976.]

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F9Sch. 4 para. 10 substituted (19.8.2002) by virtue of S.I. 2002/1930, art. 2(2)

[F1010AMachines to which Part III of the Gaming Act 1968 (gaming machines) applies may be used on the licensed premises, but only if—E+W+S

(a)they are machines in respect of which the conditions mentioned in section 34(5A) of the Gaming Act 1968 are observed (cash prizes only), and

(b)they do not exceed two in number.]

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F1110BPublications may be sold on the licensed premises, but only if they are racing periodicals or specialist betting publications.E+W+S

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F1210CThe licensed premises may be used for—E+W+S

(a)the sale of tickets in any lottery other than—

(i)a private lottery within the meaning of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976, or

(ii)a lottery the sale of tickets in which on the licensed premises is otherwise prohibited,

(b)the collection of amounts payable by way of winnings in any lottery for the sale of whose tickets the premises may be used,

(c)the delivery of entry forms and stakes relating to competitions in which success depends to a substantial degree on the exercise of skill, and

(d)the collection of amounts payable by way of winnings in any such competition as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (c) of this paragraph.

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[F1311[F14Paragraph 1] above shall be construed, subject to the restrictions in paragraphs 7 to 10 above, as not prohibiting the provision of the facilities permitted by paragraphs 7, 9 and [F1510] above.]E+W+S

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F14Words in Sch. 4 para. 11 substituted (19.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1930, art. 2(3)(a)

F15Words in Sch. 4 para. 11 substituted (19.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1930, art. 2(3)(b)

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