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Gaming (Amendment) Act 1982

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1Amendments of the Gaming Act 1968.

The Gaming Act 1968 shall have effect with the amendments specified in Schedule 1 to this Act. The purpose of those amendments is—

(a)to enable an application to be made at any time of year for the grant of a licence under that Act, for the registration under Part II of that Act in England or Wales of a members' club or miners' welfare institute or for the renewal of such a licence or registration;

(b)to make minor changes in the procedure to be followed in connection with such applications; and

(c)to repeal spent provisions.

2Amendments relating to billiard licences.

The Gaming Act 1845 and the Licensing Act 1872 shall have effect with the amendments specified in Schedule 2 to this Act. The purpose of those amendments is—

(a)to enable an application for the grant or transfer of a billiard licence under section 10 of the Gaming Act 1845 to be made at any licensing sessions held under the Licensing Act 1964 ;

(b)to empower the Secretary of State to make provision by order as to the fees payable for the grant or transfer of such licences; and

(c)to replace or repeal obsolete provisions.

3Short title, commencement, savings and extent.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Gaming (Amendment) Act 1982.

(2)The provisions of this Act come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(3)The amendments made by this Act do not affect—

(a)the duration or validity of a licence or registration in force immediately before the commencement of this Act; or

(b)the procedure for granting, transferring or renewing a licence or registration in a case where the application was made before the commencement of this Act.

(4)This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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