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Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963

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47Restriction of certain prize competitions

(1)It shall be unlawful to conduct in or through any newspaper, or in connection with any trade or business or the sale of any article to the public—

(a)any competition in which prizes are offered for forecasts of the result either—

(i)of a future event; or

(ii)of a past event the result of which is not yet ascertained or not yet generally known;

(b)any other competition success in which does not depend to a substantial degree upon the exercise of skill:

Provided that nothing in this subsection with respect to the conducting of competitions in connection with a trade or business shall apply in relation to sponsored pool betting or in relation to pool betting operations carried on by a person whose only trade or business is that of a bookmaker.

(2)Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall, without prejudice to any liability to be proceeded against under section 42 of this Act, be guilty of an offence.

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