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Finance Act 1970

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2(1)For the purpose of determining the appropriate licence under Part I of this Schedule, account shall be taken not only of all gaming tables in use when any game to which the principal section applies is played, but also—

(a)of all other gaming tables on the premises, whether or not available for use, or prepared for use, and whether for the game played, or for any other game to which the principal section applies, and

(b)of any other tables or other equipment on the premises which can readily be converted into gaming tables.

(2)For the said purposes " table " includes any surface provided or used for playing any game to which the principal section applies, or for hazarding any money or token in connection with any game to which the principal section applies.

(3)In arriving at the number of tables on any premises, any table exceeding the prescribed size shall count as two tables, or such greater number of tables as may be prescribed.

(4)In this paragraph "prescribed" means prescribed by regulations made by the Commissioners, and—

(a)the regulations prescribing the size of a table may take account not only of its area but also of any other measurements or characteristics,

(b)the regulations may make different provision in relation to different games, or in any other different circumstances.

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