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Gaming (Bingo) Act 1985

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2Modifications of principal Act for multiple bingo.

(1)If the conditions specified in subsection (2) below are fulfilled in the case of a game of multiple bingo section 12 of the principal Act (restriction on persons who may participate in gaming under Part II of that Act) shall have effect in relation to the game with the following modifications—

(a)for the purposes of subsection (1) a person shall be regarded as present on the premises where the game is being played and at the time when it is being played there if he is present on any of the premises where it is being played and at the time when it is being played on those premises ; and

(b)for the purposes of the application of subsections (2) and (3) in relation to each of those premises, regard shall be had only to such of the players as are present on those particular premises.

(2)The conditions referred to in subsection (1) above are that—

(a)the aggregate amount paid to players as prizes in respect of the game does not exceed the aggregate amount of the stakes hazarded by the players in playing that game;

(b)the amount of any such prize does not exceed £50,000 or such other sum as may be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State ; and

(c)the organiser of the game is a person holding a certificate of approval issued by the Board under the Schedule to this Act.

(3)Section 20(8) of the principal Act (maximum amount of winnings) shall not apply to games of multiple bingo.

(4)Section 42(3)(a) of the principal Act (permitted advertisements) shall not be construed as permitting the display on any premises, so as to be visible from outside those premises, of any sign or notice indicating the amount that has been or may be won by a player in a game of multiple bingo.

(5)The power to make an order under subsection (2) (b) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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