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22 Further power to regulate licensed club premises.E+W+S

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring the holder of a licence under this Act in respect of any premises—

(a)to display, in such manner and in such position on those premises as may be prescribed by the regulations, the rules in accordance with which any game is to be played on the premises, either generally or in any particular circumstances;

(b)to make, and to retain during such period as may be prescribed by the regulations, such records as may be so prescribed with respect to cheques [F1and debit card payments (within the meaning of section 16 of this Act)] given in exchange for cash or tokens to be used by players in gaming on those premises [F2and with respect to redeemed cheques [F3substitute cheques and substitute debit card payments] within the meaning of [F4that section]], and to provide such verification of those records as may be so prescribed.

[F5(c)during such period as may be so prescribed—

(i)to keep those records or (if the regulations so provide) copies of them on the premises; or

(ii)where those records are kept by means of a computer, to secure that the records are accessible from the premises and that the information comprised in those records can readily be produced in a form in which it can be taken away and in which it is visible and legible.]

(2)The Secretary of State may make regulations imposing such prohibitions, restrictions or other requirements (in addition to those imposed by or under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act) as may appear to the Secretary of State to be requisite—

(a)for securing that gaming on any premises in respect of which a licence under this Act is for the time being in force is fairly and properly conducted, or

(b)for preventing the use of any indirect means for doing anything which, if done directly, would be a contravention of this Part of this Act or of any regulations made thereunder.

(3)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that a licensing authority—

(a)shall refuse to grant or renew a licence under this Act in such circumstances as may be prescribed by the regulations, or

(b)may refuse to grant or renew such a licence in such circumstances as may be so prescribed, without prejudice to any other grounds on which the grant or renewal could be refused apart from the regulations, or

(c)shall, in such circumstances as may be so prescribed, impose such restrictions under paragraph 25 of Schedule 2 to this Act as the regulations may require.

(4)Without prejudice to section 18 of this Act or to any powers exercisable by virtue of the preceding provisions of this section or by virtue of Schedule 2 to this Act, the Secretary of State may by regulations impose restrictions with respect to the hours during which gaming will be permitted to take place on premises in respect of which a licence under this Act is for the time being in force.

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F1Words in s. 22(1)(b) inserted (19.4.1997) by S.I. 1997/1075, art. 4(a)

F3Words in s. 22(1)(b) substituted (19.4.1997) by S.I. 1997/1075, art. 4(b)

F4Words in s. 22(1)(b) substituted (19.4.1997) by S.I. 1997/1075, art. 4(c)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 22(3)(4): functions transferred (1.7.1999) to Scottish ministers so far as exercisable in or as regards Scotland by S.I. 1999/1750, arts. 1(1), 2, Sch. 1

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