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Finance Act 1966

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22(1)If any gaming machine is brought onto or kept on any premises in contravention of section 14(1) of this Act, each of the following persons, namely—

(a)any person who controls the use of such machines while on those premises ;

(b)any other person responsible for the management of those premises ;

(c)in the case of such a contravention by reason of the absence of a gaming machine licence which would fall to be granted to the supplier of such a machine on the premises, that supplier,

shall be liable to a penalty of five hundred pounds.

(2)In the case of any such contravention of the said section 14(1) as is referred to in sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, if any of the persons so referred to was knowingly or recklessly concerned in that contravention, or if any other person was knowingly concerned in, or in the taking of steps with a view to, that contravention, he shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a penalty of one thousand pounds, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or to both ;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to the like penalty, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.

(3)If any gaming machine licence which is or ought to be in force in respect of any premises is not produced on those premises to an officer on demand by him—

(a)the officer may detain all gaming machines found on those premises pending the production of that licence ; and

(b)if the appropriate licence valid at the date of the demand for its production is not produced to the officer within seven days, all those machines shall be liable to forfeiture;

and section 10 of the Customs and Excise Act 1952 (which relates to the obstruction of officers and interference with things liable to forfeiture) shall apply in relation to any gaming machine while it is detained by virtue of paragraph (a) of this sub-paragraph as it applies in relation to any thing liable to forfeiture.

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