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6 General provisions as to gaming on premises licensed for retail sale of liquor.E+W+S

(1)The restriction imposed by section 5(1) of this Act does not apply—

(a)to the playing of dominoes or cribbage on any premises to which this section applies, or

(b)in the case of any particular premises to which this section applies, to the playing of any other game which is authorised to be played on those premises by an order under subsection (3) of this section which is for the time being in force.

(2)This section applies to—

(a)any premises in respect of which a justices’ on-licence (other than a Part IV licence) or a hotel [F1licence] or public house [F1licence] is for the time being in force;

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(3)On the application—

(a)of the holder of the licence . . . F3, in the case of any such premises as are mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of this section, . . . F4

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4

the licensing justices for the licensing district, or, in Scotland, the licensing [F5board] for the licensing area, in which the premises are situated may by order authorise the playing on those premises of a game specified in the order, other than dominoes and cribbage.

(4)In respect of any premises to which this section applies the licensing justices for the licensing district, or, in Scotland, the licensing [F5board] for the licensing area, in which the premises are situated may by order impose such requirements or restrictions with respect to gaming by the playing of dominoes or cribbage, or of any game authorised by virtue of subsection (3) of this section, in a part of those premises to which the public have access as the justices or [F5board] may consider necessary to secure that any such gaming in that part of the premises does not take place—

(a)for high stakes, or

(b)in such circumstances as to constitute an inducement to persons to resort to the premises primarily for the purpose of taking part in any such gaming.

(5)Where an order under subsection (3) or subsection (4) of this section has been made by licensing justices or a licensing [F5board], the justices or [F5board] may at any time revoke or vary the order by a subsequent order.

(6)On making any order under this section the licensing justices or licensing [F5board] shall give notice of the making of the order—

(a)to the holder of the licence . . . F3, in the case of any such premises as are mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of this section, . . . F6

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F6

and shall send a copy of the notice to the chief officer of police, or, in Scotland, the chief constable, for the police area in which the premises are situated; and any such order shall come into force on the giving of the notice to the holder of the licence . . . F3, . . . F7, and, subject to any subsequent order revoking or varying it, shall continue in force so long as the premises continue to be premises to which this section applies.

(7)Nothing in this section, or in any order made under this section, shall be construed as affecting the operation of sections 2 to 4 of this Act in relation to gaming on any premises to which this section applies.

(8)In this section “justices’ on-licence”, “Part IV licence” and “licensing district” have the same meanings as in the M1Licensing Act 1964, [F8and “hotel licence”, “public house licence” and “licensing area” have the same meanings as in the M2Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976.]

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F4S. 6(3)(b) and the preceding “or” repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1986 (c. 12), s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. XIII

F5Word substituted (S.) by Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 (c. 66) Sch. 7 para. 9(b)-(e)

F6Paragraph(b) and the preceding “or” repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1986 (c. 12), s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. XIII

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