8 Amusement machine licences: excepted machinesE+W+S+N.I.
(1)Section 21 of the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (c. 63) (amusement machine licences) is amended as follows.
(2)In subsection (3A) (excepted machines), for paragraphs (c) and (d) (certain thirty-five penny machines and video machines) substitute—
“(c)a fifty-penny machine that is not a gaming machine.”.
(3)For subsection (3B) substitute—
“(3B)For the purposes of this section an amusement machine is a fifty-penny machine if, and only if—
(a)where it is a machine on which a game can be played solo, the price for a solo game does not exceed 50p; and
(b)where it is a machine on which a game can be played by more than one person at a time, the price to participate in such a game does not exceed 50p.”.
(4)In subsection (3C) (definition of the price for a solo game), for “35p”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “ 50p ”.
(5)In section 25 of that Act (definition of different types of machine), in subsections (4) and (6) (treatment of machines capable of being played by more than one person at a time), for “an excepted video machine falling within section 21(3A)(d) above” substitute “ a fifty-penny machine within section 21(3B) above ”.
(6)This section has effect in relation to the provision of an amusement machine at any time on or after 1st May 2002.