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Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963

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Schedule 4Rules for Licensed Betting Offices

1The licensed premises shall be closed throughout Good Friday, Christmas Day and every Sunday, and at such other times, if any, as may be prescribed, and shall not be used for any purpose other than the effecting of betting transactions.

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 premises, 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.

3The licensee—

(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 respectto the exhibiting of other written matter or of signs of any description on the licensed premises.

4Neither the licensee nor any servant or agent of his shall, while any other person is on the licensed premises, encourage him to bet.

5No facilities for—

(a)seeing any television broadcast; or

(b)hearing any sound broadcast which—

(i)is transmitted by wireless telegraphy within the meaning of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 and is intended to be received by the general public: or

(ii)comprises matter other than information relating to events in connection with which betting transactions may be or have been effected on the licensed premises. shall be provided or allowed to be used on the licensed premises, and neither the licensee nor any servant or agent of his shall cause or permit any such facilities to be provided at any place under his control in such a manner that they can be enjoyed by persons resorting to the licensed premises; and no music, dancing or other entertainment shall be provided or allowed, and no refreshment of any kind shall be served, on those premises.

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.

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