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Finance Act 1970

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3Gaming machines

(1)No more than one gaming machine licence shall be in force at any time as respects the gaming machines on any premises, except that there may be one ordinary gaming machine licence as respects the gaming machines chargeable at the lower rate, and one ordinary gaming machine licence as respects the gaming machines chargeable at the higher rate.

(2)In accordance with subsection (1) above, in ascertaining whether there has been a contravention of section 5(11) of the Finance Act 1969 (failure to take out appropriate licence) in respect of any premises, two (but not more than two) ordinary gaming machine licences may be taken into account if one relates only to machines chargeable at the lower rate, and the other to machines chargeable at the higher rate, and in other cases only one licence may be taken into account.

(3)The proper officer may, in such manner as the Commissioners may direct, and without any additional payment, amend a gaming machine licence by substituting different premises for those in respect of which it is for the time being in force, but—

(a)this subsection shall not be taken as authorising any amendment affecting the number or descriptions of gaming machines authorised by the licence, and

(b)in the case of an ordinary licence, the proper officer must be satisfied that there is no other licence in force as respects the new premises, except where the transfer is of a licence relating only to machines chargeable at the lower rate, or the higher rate, and the licence already in force relates only to machines chargeable at the other rate.

(4)Section 5(2) of the Finance Act 1969 shall be amended as follows. For the words from ' a " penny machine "' to the end of the subsection substitute ' a

penny machineis a gaming machine which, in order to be played once, requires the insertion of—

(a)a single new penny, or

(b)a single new halfpenny, or

(c)a single penny,

and which cannot be played in any other way.'

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