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Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 (repealed)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Legal and Illegal Lotteries

    1. General illegality of lotteries

      1. 1. Illegality of lotteries.

      2. 2. General lottery offences.

    2. Exceptions

      1. 3. Small lotteries incidental to exempt entertainments.

      2. 4. Private lotteries.

      3. 5. Societies’ lotteries.

      4. 6. Local lotteries.

  3. Part II Provisions Relating to Societies’ Lotteries and Local Lotteries

    1. Provisions relating to local lotteries

      1. 7. Purposes of a local lottery.

      2. 8. Proceeds of local lotteries.

    2. Provisions relating to societies’ lotteries and local lotteries

      1. 9. Schemes for societies’ lotteries and local lotteries.

      2. 9A. Lottery managers.

      3. 10. Frequency of lotteries.

      4. 11. Rules for authorised lotteries.

      5. 12. Regulations.

      6. 13. Offences relating to societies’ lotteries and local lotteries.

  4. Part III Competitions and Amusements

    1. Newspaper and other competitions

      1. 14. Prize competitions.

    2. Amusements with prizes

      1. 15. Provision of amusements with prizes at exempt entertainments.

      2. 16. Provision of amusements with prizes at certain commercial entertainments.

      3. 17. Restriction on grant and provisions as to duration and forfeiture of permits.

  5. Part IV Supplementary

    1. 18. Powers of Secretary of State as to monetary limits, fees etc.

    2. 19. Search warrants.

    3. 20. Penalties and forfeitures.

    4. 21. Offences by bodies corporate.

    5. 22. Meaning of “private gain” in relation to proceeds of entertainments, lotteries and gaming promoted on behalf of certain societies.

    6. 23. Interpretation.

    7. 24. Orders and regulations.

    8. 25. Citation, etc.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Registration of Societies by Local Authorities

      1. Part I Registration

        1. 1.(1) An application for the registration of a society for...

        2. 2.An application to the registration authority for the registration of...

        3. 3.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, upon application being...

        4. 3A.(1) The registration authority shall refuse or revoke the registration...

        5. 4.(1) The registration authority may, after giving the society an...

        6. 4A.The registration authority may, after giving the society an opportunity...

        7. 5.Where the registration of any society has been refused or...

        8. 6.Where the registration of any society has been refused or...

        9. 7.Where the registration authority revoke a registration under paragraph 4...

        10. 8.A society which is for the time being registered under...

        11. 9.Every society which is registered under this Part of this...

        12. 10.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the registration of...

      2. Part II Returns

        1. 11.Subject to paragraph 12 below, the promoter of a society’s...

        2. 12.Paragraph 11 above shall not apply to a society’s lottery...

        3. 13.The registration authority shall preserve any return sent to them...

        4. 14.Any person who fails to send a return in accordance...

        5. 15.(1) Where it appears to the registration authority that section...

        6. 16.The registration authority may require a society that is registered...

    2. Schedule 1A

      REGISTRATION OF SOCIETIES BY THE GAMING BOARD

      1. Part I REGISTRATION

        1. 1.An application to the Board for the registration of a...

        2. 2.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, upon application...

        3. 3.(1) The Board shall refuse or revoke the registration of...

        4. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may direct the Board—

        5. 5.The Board shall cancel the registration of a society under...

        6. 6.(1) A society that is registered under this Schedule shall...

      2. Part II INFORMATION

        1. 7.A society registered under this Schedule shall notify the Board...

        2. 8.(1) A society registered under this Schedule shall notify the...

        3. 9.(1) Where a society is registered under this Schedule on...

        4. 10.(1) The Board shall preserve any return sent to them...

        5. 11.(1) A society registered under this Schedule shall preserve all...

        6. 12.The Board may require a society that is registered or...

        7. 13.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (10) below, where the total value...

        8. 14.(1) Any person who, in pursuance of a requirement imposed...

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Registration of Schemes

      1. 1.A local authority shall submit to the Board any scheme...

      2. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 3.(1) The Board shall register a scheme submitted to them...

      4. 4.(1) The Board shall revoke the registration of a scheme...

      5. 4A.Where the Board revoke the registration of a scheme, they...

      6. 4B.The Board shall cancel the registration of a scheme if...

      7. 5.(1) The Secretary of State may direct the Board to...

      8. 5A.(1) A local authority shall notify the Board in writing...

      9. 6.(1) A local authority shall, before the end of the...

      10. 6A.(1) The Board shall preserve any return sent to them...

      11. 6B.(1) A local authority shall preserve all documents of theirs,...

      12. 6C.The Board may require a local authority—

      13. 6D.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (10) below, where the total value...

      14. 7.(1) The following fees shall be payable by a local...

      15. 8.Any person who, in pursuance of a requirement under paragraph...

      16. 9.A person who knowingly or recklessly includes in a report...

    4. Schedule 2A

      LOTTERY MANAGERS

      1. Part I CERTIFICATION

        1. Application and fee

          1. 1.(1) An application for a person to be certified as...

        2. Grant or refusal of certificate

          1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below, on the...

        3. Conditions

          1. 3.A certificate may include such conditions as the Board consider...

          2. 4.(1) The Board may, after giving the certificate holder an...

        4. Duration of certificate

          1. 5.A certificate shall have effect until it is revoked by...

        5. Revocation of certificate

          1. 6.The Board may revoke a certificate if the certificate holder...

          2. 7.(1) The Board shall revoke a certificate if, after giving...

      2. Part II INFORMATION

        1. 8.(1) A certificate holder shall preserve all documents of his,...

        2. 9.The Board may require a certificate holder—

        3. 10.Where a certificate holder is a company to which section...

        4. 11.(1) A certificate holder to whom paragraph 10 above does...

        5. 12.(1) A person who, in pursuance of a requirement imposed...

    5. SCHEDULE 3

      Permits for Commercial Provision of Amusements With Prizes

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule “the appropriate authority” means—

      2. Resolution by local authority as to grant or renewal of permits

        1. 2.Any local authority may pass either of the following resolutions,...

        2. 3.(1) No resolution under paragraph 2 above shall have effect...

      3. Application for grant or renewal of permit

        1. 4.(1) An application to the appropriate authority for the grant...

        2. 5.The appropriate authority shall not refuse to grant or renew...

      4. Grounds for refusal to grant or renew permit

        1. 6.(1) Where an application for the grant or renewal of...

        2. 7.(1) In the case of premises to which paragraph 3...

      5. Appeal in England or Wales against decision of appropriate authority

        1. 8.(1) Where on an application under this Schedule in England...

        2. 9.The Court shall not allow an appeal under this Schedule...

        3. 10.Subject to paragraph 9 above, on any such appeal the...

        4. 11.Where the appropriate authority is the licensing justices for a...

      6. Appeal in Scotland against decision of appropriate authority

        1. 12.Where on an application under this Schedule in Scotland the...

        2. 13.The sheriff shall not allow an appeal under this Schedule...

        3. 14.(1) Subject to paragraph 13 above, on any such appeal...

      7. Duration of permit

        1. 15.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, and without...

        2. 16.(1) Where an application for the renewal of a permit...

        3. 17.(1) Subject to paragraph 17A, A permit shall not be...

        4. 17A.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a premises licence authorising...

      8. Payment of fees

        1. 18.Notwithstanding anything in the preceding provisions of this Schedule, no...

    6. SCHEDULE 4

      Consequential Amendments

      1. Gaming Act 1968

        1. 1.In section 1(2)(c) of the Gaming Act 1968 (gaming to...

        2. 2.In section 34(1)(c) of that Act (uses of machines) for...

        3. 3.In section 41(1)(c) of that Act (gaming at entertainments not...

        4. 4.In section 42(2)(d) of that Act (restrictions on advertisements relating...

        5. 5.The following section shall be added after section 51 of...

        6. 6.(1) In subsection (1) of section 52 of that Act...

        7. 7. Pool Competitions Act 1971

        8. 8. Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1972

        9. 9. Local Government Act 1974

    7. SCHEDULE 5

      Repeals.

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

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