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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Interpretation of Key Concepts

    1. Principal concepts

      1. 1.The licensing objectives

      2. 2.Licensing authorities

      3. 3.Gambling

      4. 4.Remote gambling

      5. 5.Facilities for gambling

    2. Gaming

      1. 6.Gaming & game of chance

      2. 7.Casino

      3. 8.Equal chance gaming

    3. Betting

      1. 9.Betting: general

      2. 10.Spread bets, &c.

      3. 11.Betting: prize competitions

      4. 12.Pool betting

      5. 13.Betting intermediary

    4. Lottery

      1. 14.Lottery

      2. 15.National Lottery

    5. Cross-category activities

      1. 16.Betting and gaming

      2. 17.Lotteries and gaming

      3. 18.Lotteries and betting

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 19.Non-commercial society

  3. Part 2 The Gambling Commission

    1. 20.Establishment of the Commission

    2. 21.Gaming Board: transfer to Commission

    3. 22.Duty to promote the licensing objectives

    4. 23.Statement of principles for licensing and regulation

    5. 24.Codes of practice

    6. 25.Guidance to local authorities

    7. 26.Duty to advise Secretary of State

    8. 27.Compliance

    9. 28.Investigation and prosecution of offences

    10. 29.Licensing authority information

    11. 30.Other exchange of information

    12. 31.Consultation with National Lottery Commission

    13. 32.Consultation with Commissioners of Customs and Excise

  4. Part 3 General offences

    1. Provision of facilities for gambling

      1. 33.Provision of facilities for gambling

      2. 34.Exception: lotteries

      3. 35.Exception: gaming machines

      4. 36.Territorial application

    2. Use of premises

      1. 37.Use of premises

      2. 38.Power to amend section 37

      3. 39.Exception: occasional use notice

      4. 40.Exception: football pools

    3. Miscellaneous offences

      1. 41.Gambling software

      2. 42.Cheating

      3. 43.Chain-gift schemes

      4. 44.Provision of unlawful facilities abroad

  5. Part 4 Protection of children and young persons

    1. Interpretation

      1. 45.Meaning of “child” and “young person”

    2. Principal offences

      1. 46.Invitation to gamble

      2. 47.Invitation to enter premises

      3. 48.Gambling

      4. 49.Entering premises

      5. 50.Provision of facilities for gambling

    3. Employment offences

      1. 51.Employment to provide facilities for gambling

      2. 52.Employment for lottery or football pools

      3. 53.Employment on bingo and club premises

      4. 54.Employment on premises with gaming machines

      5. 55.Employment in casino, &c.

    4. Miscellaneous offences

      1. 56.Invitation to participate in lottery

      2. 57.Invitation to participate in football pools

      3. 58.Return of stake

      4. 59.Age limit for Category D gaming machines

    5. General

      1. 60.Temporary use notice

      2. 61.Employment

      3. 62.Penalty

      4. 63.Reasonable belief about person's age

      5. 64.Use of children in enforcement operations

  6. Part 5 Operating Licences

    1. Introductory

      1. 65.Nature of licence

      2. 66.Form of licence

      3. 67.Remote gambling

      4. 68.Combined licence

    2. Issue

      1. 69.Application

      2. 70.Consideration of application: general principles

      3. 71.Consideration of application: criminal record

      4. 72.Consideration of application: demand

      5. 73.Procedure

      6. 74.Determination of application

    3. Conditions

      1. 75.General conditions imposed by Commission

      2. 76.General conditions: procedure

      3. 77.Individual condition imposed by Commission

      4. 78.Condition imposed by Secretary of State

      5. 79.Scope of powers to attach conditions

      6. 80.Requirement for personal licence

      7. 81.Credit and inducements

      8. 82.Compliance with code of practice

      9. 83.Return of stakes to children

      10. 84.Premises

      11. 85.Equipment

      12. 86.Gaming machines

      13. 87.Membership

      14. 88.Information

    4. Rules for particular kinds of licence

      1. 89.Remote operating licence

      2. 90.Casino operating licence

      3. 91.Bingo operating licence

      4. 92.General betting operating licence

      5. 93.Pool betting operating licence

      6. 94.Horse-race pool betting operating licence

      7. 95.Betting on the National Lottery

      8. 96.Gaming machine technical operating licence: standards

      9. 97.Gambling software operating licence: standards

      10. 98.Lottery operating licences

      11. 99.Mandatory conditions of lottery operating licence

    5. Maintenance

      1. 100.Annual fee

      2. 101.Change of circumstance

      3. 102.Change of corporate control

      4. 103.Section 102: supplemental

      5. 104.Application to vary licence

      6. 105.Amendment

      7. 106.Register of operating licences

      8. 107.Copy of licence

      9. 108.Production of licence

      10. 109.Conviction

    6. Duration

      1. 110.Indefinite duration

      2. 111.Power to limit duration

      3. 112.Renewal of licence

      4. 113.Surrender

      5. 114.Lapse

      6. 115.Forfeiture

    7. Regulation

      1. 116.Review

      2. 117.Regulatory powers

      3. 118.Suspension

      4. 119.Revocation

      5. 120.Conditions for suspension or revocation

      6. 121.Financial penalty

      7. 122.Information

    8. General

      1. 123.Levy

      2. 124.Directions and requirements

      3. 125.Relevant offence: disapplication of rehabilitation

      4. 126.Interpretation

  7. Part 6 Personal Licences

    1. 127.Nature of personal licence

    2. 128.Application of provisions of Part 5

    3. 129.Exemption for small-scale operators

    4. 130.Application

    5. 131.Duration

    6. 132.Fees

    7. 133.Multiple licences

    8. 134.Production of licence

    9. 135.Review

    10. 136.Disqualification

    11. 137.Notification of operating licensee

    12. 138.Conviction

    13. 139.Breach of personal licence condition

  8. Part 7 Operating and Personal Licences: Appeals

    1. 140.The Gambling Appeals Tribunal

    2. 141.Appeal to Tribunal

    3. 142.Timing

    4. 143.Appeal from Tribunal

    5. 144.Powers of Tribunal

    6. 145.Stay pending appeal

    7. 146.Rules

    8. 147.Fees

    9. 148.Legal assistance

    10. 149.Enforcement of costs orders

  9. Part 8 Premises Licences

    1. The licence

      1. 150.Nature of licence

      2. 151.Form of licence

      3. 152.Combined licence, &c.

    2. Licensing authorities' functions

      1. 153.Principles to be applied

      2. 154.Delegation of licensing authority functions: England and Wales

      3. 155.Delegation of functions under Part 8: Scotland

      4. 156.Register

    3. Other relevant persons

      1. 157.Responsible authorities

      2. 158.Interested party

    4. Application for licence

      1. 159.Making of application

      2. 160.Notice of application

      3. 161.Representations

    5. Determination of application

      1. 162.Requirement for hearing

      2. 163.Determination of application

      3. 164.Grant of application

      4. 165.Rejection of application

      5. 166.Resolution not to issue casino licences

    6. Conditions

      1. 167.Mandatory conditions

      2. 168.Default conditions

      3. 169.Conditions imposed or excluded by licensing authority

      4. 170.Membership

      5. 171.Stakes, &c.

    7. Specific cases

      1. 172.Gaming machines

      2. 173.Virtual gaming

      3. 174.Casino premises licence

      4. 175.Casino premises licence: overall limits

      5. 176.Casino premises licence: access by children

      6. 177.Credit

      7. 178.Door supervision

      8. 179.Pool betting on track

      9. 180.Pool betting on dog races

      10. 181.Betting machines

      11. 182.Exclusion of children from track areas

      12. 183.Christmas Day

    8. Maintenance

      1. 184.Annual fee

      2. 185.Availability of licence

      3. 186.Change of circumstance

      4. 187.Application to vary licence

      5. 188.Transfer

      6. 189.Transfer: supplemental

      7. 190.Copy of licence

    9. Duration

      1. 191.Initial duration

      2. 192.Surrender

      3. 193.Revocation for failure to pay fee

      4. 194.Lapse

      5. 195.Reinstatement

      6. 196.Reinstatement: supplemental

    10. Review

      1. 197.Application for review

      2. 198.Rejection of application

      3. 199.Grant of application

      4. 200.Initiation of review by licensing authority

      5. 201.Review

      6. 202.Action following review

      7. 203.Determination

    11. Provisional statement

      1. 204.Application

      2. 205.Effect

    12. Appeals

      1. 206.Rights of appeal

      2. 207.Process

      3. 208.Stay pending appeal

      4. 209.Further appeal

    13. General

      1. 210.Planning permission

      2. 211.Vehicles and vessels

      3. 212.Fees

      4. 213.Interpretation

  10. Part 9 Temporary Use of Premises

    1. Temporary use notice

      1. 214.Exception to offence of using premises for gambling

      2. 215.Nature of notice

      3. 216.Form of notice

      4. 217.Effect of notice

      5. 218.Maximum permitted period

    2. Procedure

      1. 219.Giving notice

      2. 220.Acknowledgment of notice

      3. 221.Objections

      4. 222.Hearing of objections

      5. 223.Modification by agreement

      6. 224.Counter-notice

      7. 225.Dismissal of objection

      8. 226.Appeal

      9. 227.Endorsement of notice

      10. 228.Consideration by licensing authority: timing

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 229.Availability of notice

      2. 230.Withdrawal of notice

      3. 231.Vehicles and vessels

      4. 232.Delegation of licensing authority functions: England and Wales

      5. 233.Delegation of functions under Part 9: Scotland

      6. 234.Register

  11. Part 10 Gaming Machines

    1. Definitions

      1. 235.Gaming machine

      2. 236.Gaming machines: Categories A to D

      3. 237.Adult gaming centre

      4. 238.Family entertainment centre

      5. 239.Prize

    2. Regulations

      1. 240.Use of machine

      2. 241.Supply, &c.

    3. Offences

      1. 242.Making machine available for use

      2. 243.Manufacture, supply, &c.

      3. 244.Linked machines

      4. 245.Credit

      5. 246.Penalty

    4. Exceptions

      1. 247.Family entertainment centre gaming machine permit

      2. 248.No prize

      3. 249.Limited prize

      4. 250.Single-machine supply and maintenance permits

    5. General

      1. 251.Territorial application

  12. Part 11 Lotteries

    1. Interpretation

      1. 252.Promoting a lottery

      2. 253.Lottery ticket

      3. 254.Proceeds and profits

      4. 255.Draw

      5. 256.Rollover

      6. 257.External lottery manager

    2. Offences

      1. 258.Promotion of lottery

      2. 259.Facilitating a lottery

      3. 260.Misusing profits of lottery

      4. 261.Misusing profits of exempt lottery

      5. 262.Small society lottery: breach of condition

      6. 263.Penalty

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 264.Exclusion of the National Lottery

    4. General

      1. 265.Territorial application

  13. Part 12 Clubs, pubs, fairs, &c.

    1. Clubs

      1. 266.Members' club

      2. 267.Commercial club

      3. 268.Miners' welfare institute

      4. 269.Exempt gaming

      5. 270.Section 269: supplementary

      6. 271.Club gaming permit

      7. 272.Section 271: supplementary

      8. 273.Club machine permit

      9. 274.Procedure, &c.

      10. 275.Bingo

      11. 276.Interpretation

    2. Pubs, &c.

      1. 277.Alcohol licence

      2. 278.Application of sections 279 to 284

      3. 279.Exempt gaming

      4. 280.Section 279: supplementary

      5. 281.Bingo

      6. 282.Gaming machines: automatic entitlement

      7. 283.Licensed premises gaming machine permits

      8. 284.Removal of exemption

    3. Clubs, pubs &c: special provision for Scotland

      1. 285.Permits

    4. Fairs

      1. 286.Interpretation: travelling fair

      2. 287.Gaming machines

  14. Part 13 Prize Gaming

    1. 288.Meaning of “prize gaming”

    2. 289.Prize gaming permits

    3. 290.Gaming and entertainment centres

    4. 291.Bingo halls

    5. 292.Fairs

    6. 293.Conditions for prize gaming

    7. 294.Power to restrict exemptions

  15. Part 14 Private and Non-Commercial Gaming and Betting

    1. Private gaming and betting

      1. 295.Interpretation

      2. 296.Exceptions to offences

    2. Non-commercial gaming and betting

      1. 297.Interpretation

      2. 298.Exceptions to offences

      3. 299.Conditions for non-commercial prize gaming

      4. 300.Conditions for non-commercial equal-chance gaming

      5. 301.Misusing profits of non-commercial prize gaming

      6. 302.Non-commercial betting

  16. Part 15 Inspection

    1. Inspectors

      1. 303.Enforcement officers

      2. 304.Authorised persons

    2. Kinds of inspection

      1. 305.Compliance

      2. 306.Suspected offence

      3. 307.Inspection of gambling

      4. 308.Operating licence holders

      5. 309.Family entertainment centres

      6. 310.Premises licensed for alcohol

      7. 311.Prize gaming permit

      8. 312.Clubs

      9. 313.Licensed premises

      10. 314.Lotteries: registered societies

      11. 315.Temporary use notice

      12. 316.Authorisations: production on demand

    3. Powers and procedure

      1. 317.Powers

      2. 318.Dwellings

      3. 319.Records

      4. 320.Timing

      5. 321.Evidence of authorisation

      6. 322.Information

      7. 323.Use of force

      8. 324.Person accompanying inspector, &c.

      9. 325.Securing premises after entry

      10. 326.Obstruction

  17. Part 16 Advertising

    1. 327.Meaning of “advertising

    2. 328.Regulations

    3. 329.Broadcasting

    4. 330.Unlawful gambling

    5. 331.Foreign gambling

    6. 332.Territorial application: non-remote advertising

    7. 333.Territorial application: remote advertising

  18. Part 17 Legality and Enforceability of Gambling Contracts

    1. 334.Repeal of provisions preventing enforcement

    2. 335.Enforceability of gambling contracts

    3. 336.Power of Gambling Commission to void bet

    4. 337.Section 336: supplementary

    5. 338.Interim moratorium

  19. Part 18 Miscellaneous and General

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 339.Prize competitions

      2. 340.Foreign betting

      3. 341.Offence committed by body

      4. 342.False information

      5. 343.Value of prize

      6. 344.Participation fees

      7. 345.Forfeiture

      8. 346.Prosecution by licensing authority

      9. 347.Prosecution: time limit

      10. 348.Excluded premises

      11. 349.Three-year licensing policy

      12. 350.Exchange of information

      13. 351.Power to amend Schedule 6

      14. 352.Data protection

    2. General

      1. 353.Interpretation

      2. 354.Crown application

      3. 355.Regulations, orders and rules

      4. 356.Amendments and repeals

      5. 357.Money

      6. 358.Commencement

      7. 359.Vessels: territorial limitations

      8. 360.Aircraft: territorial limitations

      9. 361.Extent

      10. 362.Short title

  20. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Betting: Prize Competitions: Definition of Payment to Enter

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.This Schedule makes provision about the circumstances in which a...

      2. Meaning of payment

        1. 2.For the purposes of section 11 and this Schedule a...

        2. 3.It is immaterial for the purposes of section 11 and...

        3. 4.It is also immaterial for the purposes of section 11...

      3. Stamps, telephone calls, &c.

        1. 5.(1) For the purposes of section 11 and this Schedule...

      4. Payment to discover whether prize won

        1. 6.For the purposes of section 11 and this Schedule a...

      5. Payment to claim prize

        1. 7.For the purposes of section 11 and this Schedule a...

      6. Choice of free entry

        1. 8.(1) For the purposes of section 11 and this Schedule...

      7. Power to make regulations

        1. 9.The Secretary of State may make regulations providing that an...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Lotteries: Definition of Payment to Enter

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.This Schedule makes provision about the circumstances in which an...

      2. Meaning of payment

        1. 2.For the purposes of section 14 and this Schedule a...

        2. 3.It is immaterial for the purposes of section 14 and...

        3. 4.It is also immaterial for the purposes of section 14...

      3. Stamps, telephone calls, &c.

        1. 5.(1) For the purposes of section 14 and this Schedule...

      4. Payment to discover whether prize won

        1. 6.For the purposes of section 14 and this Schedule a...

      5. Payment to claim prize

        1. 7.For the purposes of section 14 and this Schedule a...

      6. Choice of free entry

        1. 8.(1) For the purposes of section 14 and this Schedule...

      7. Power to make regulations

        1. 9.Regulations under section 14(7) may, in particular, provide that an...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Amendment of National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39)

      1. Annual levy

        1. 1.After section 10B of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993...

      2. Consultation with Gambling Commission

        1. 2.After section 4 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993...

      3. Definition of “lottery

        1. 3.In section 20 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      The Gambling Commission

      1. Constitution

        1. 1.The Gambling Commission shall consist of a chairman and other...

      2. Tenure

        1. 2.(1) A commissioner shall hold and vacate office in accordance...

        2. 3.The chairman— (a) shall hold and vacate office in accordance...

        3. 4.The Secretary of State may not appoint a person as...

      3. Staff

        1. 5.(1) The Commission may, with the Secretary of State's consent...

        2. 6.The Commission may, with the Secretary of State's consent as...

      4. Proceedings

        1. 7.The Commission shall— (a) determine arrangements for the conduct of...

        2. 8.(1) The Commission may delegate a function to—

      5. Money

        1. 9.The Commission may, with the consent of the Secretary of...

        2. 10.The Secretary of State may make payments to the Commission...

        3. 11.The Commission may, with the consent of the Secretary of...

        4. 12.The Commission may pay money into the Consolidated Fund.

        5. 13.The Commission shall keep accounting records in such form as...

        6. 14.(1) The Commission shall prepare a statement of accounts for...

        7. 15.(1) The financial year of the Commission shall be the...

      6. Annual report

        1. 16.(1) As soon as is reasonably practicable after the end...

      7. Status

        1. 17.(1) The Commission shall not be regarded as the servant...

      8. Consent

        1. 18.Consent given by the Secretary of State for the purposes...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Transfer from Gaming Board to Gambling Commission: Supplementary Provision

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “the Board” means the Gaming Board for...

      2. 2.Anything done by or in relation to the Board which...

      3. 3.Anything (including any legal proceedings) which immediately before commencement is...

      4. 4.So far as necessary or appropriate in consequence of section...

      5. 5.(1) Section 21(2) shall operate in relation to rights and...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Exchange of Information: Persons and Bodies

      1. Part 1 Persons and Bodies with Functions under this Act

        1.   A constable or police force An enforcement officer A...

      2. Part 2 Enforcement and Regulatory Bodies

        1.   The Director and staff of the Assets Recovery Agency...

      3. Part 3 Sport Governing Bodies

        1.   The England and Wales Cricket Board Limited The Football...

      4. Part 4 Notes

        1. 1.Where a person or body listed in this Schedule is...

        2. 2.Where by virtue of an enactment the use that may...

        3. 3.Information provided to a person or body by Her Majesty's...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Relevant Offences

      1. Part 1 The Offences

        1. Gambling offences

          1. 1.An offence under— (a) this Act, (b) the Betting, Gaming...

        2. Theft, &c.

          1. 2.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

          2. 3.An offence under section 1 or 2 of the Theft...

          3. 4.An offence under section 170 or 170B of the Customs...

          4. 5.An offence under section 58(1) of the Civic Government (Scotland)...

          5. 6.Both in England and Wales and in Scotland, the offence...

          6. 7.In Scotland the offences at common law of—

        3. Miscellaneous

          1. 8.A sexual offence within the meaning of section 161(2) of...

          2. 9.A violent offence within the meaning of section 161(3) of...

          3. 10.An offence under— (a) the Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27),...

          4. 11.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

          5. 12.An offence under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (c....

          6. 13.An offence under section 3 of the Private Security Industry...

          7. 14.An offence under section 70 of the Army Act 1955...

          8. 15.An offence under section 70 of the Air Force Act...

          9. 16.An offence under section 42 of the Naval Discipline Act...

          10. 17.An offence under section 52 or 52A of the Civic...

          11. 18.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

          12. 19.In Scotland, the offences at common law of—

          13. 20.In Scotland, the offence at common law of uttering and...

          14. 21.An inchoate offence relating to an offence listed elsewhere in...

          15. 22.A reference in this Part of this Schedule to an...

      2. Part 2 Power to Amend Part 1

        1. 23.The Secretary of State may by order amend Part 1...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Gambling Appeals Tribunal

      1. President, deputy and members

        1. 1.(1) The Lord Chancellor shall appoint— (a) a President of...

        2. 2.A person may be appointed under paragraph 1 only if—...

      2. Tenure

        1. 3.(1) A person appointed under paragraph 1 shall hold and...

      3. Staff

        1. 4.The Lord Chancellor may appoint staff for the Tribunal.

      4. Money

        1. 5.The Lord Chancellor may pay sums to or in respect...

        2. 6.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Judicial Pensions...

        3. 7.The Lord Chancellor may incur expenditure in respect of the...

        4. 8.Sums received by way of fees under section 147 shall...

      5. Sittings

        1. 9.(1) The Tribunal— (a) shall sit at such times and...

        2. 10.(1) At each sitting the Tribunal may consist of—

        3. 11.The Lord Chancellor— (a) shall consult the President before making...

      6. Procedure

        1. 12.Decisions of the Tribunal may be taken by majority vote....

        2. 13.The President may, subject to rules under section 146, give...

        3. 14.Rules made by the Lord Chancellor under section 146 may,...

      7. Council on Tribunals

        1. 15.In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Tribunals and...

      8. Disqualification, &c.

        1. 16.At the appropriate place in Part II of Schedule 1...

        2. 17.At the end of Schedule 11 to the Courts and...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Applications for Casino Premises Licences

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies to an application for a casino...

      2. Competition for licences

        1. 2.(1) Before considering an application to which this Schedule applies...

      3. Two-stage consideration

        1. 3.Paragraph 4 applies where (whether or not as a result...

        2. 4.(1) The licensing authority shall first consider in respect of...

        3. 5.(1) This paragraph applies if a licensing authority determine under...

        4. 6.(1) The Secretary of State may issue a code of...

        5. 7.(1) Where a licensing authority issue a casino premises licence...

        6. 8.(1) An appeal may be brought under section 206(1) or...

      4. Provisional statements

        1. 9.A reference in this Schedule to an application for a...

        2. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where the process described in paragraphs...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permits

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “holder”, in relation to a permit, means...

      2. Making of application

        1. 2.(1) An application for a permit may be made only...

        2. 3.An application for a permit may not be made if...

        3. 4.An application for a permit must be made to a...

        4. 5.An application for a permit must— (a) be made in...

      3. Consideration of application

        1. 6.Sections 154 and 155 shall have effect in relation to...

        2. 7.(1) A licensing authority may prepare a statement of principles...

      4. Determination of application

        1. 8.(1) On considering an application for a permit a licensing...

        2. 9.A licensing authority may grant an application for a permit...

        3. 10.(1) A licensing authority may not refuse an application unless...

      5. Form of permit

        1. 11.(1) A permit must be in the prescribed form and...

      6. Duration

        1. 12.A permit shall cease to have effect at the end...

        2. 13.(1) A permit shall lapse if the holder ceases to...

        3. 14.A permit shall lapse if the licensing authority notify the...

        4. 15.(1) A permit held by an individual shall lapse if—...

        5. 16.A permit shall cease to have effect if the holder...

        6. 17.(1) Where the holder of a permit is convicted of...

      7. Renewal

        1. 18.(1) The holder of a permit may apply to the...

      8. Maintenance

        1. 19.The holder of a permit shall keep it on the...

        2. 20.(1) An occupier of premises in respect of which a...

        3. 21.(1) Where a permit is lost, stolen or damaged, the...

      9. Appeal

        1. 22.(1) The applicant for or holder of a permit may...

      10. Register

        1. 23.(1) A licensing authority shall— (a) maintain a register of...

      11. Vehicles and vessels

        1. 24.A permit may not be issued in respect of a...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Exempt Lotteries

      1. Part 1 Incidental Non-commercial Lotteries

        1. The exemption

          1. 1.(1) A lottery is exempt if— (a) it is incidental...

          2. 2.An event is non-commercial if no sum raised by the...

        2. Deductions from proceeds

          1. 3.The promoters of an incidental non-commercial lottery may not deduct...

          2. 4.The promoters of an incidental non-commercial lottery may not deduct...

        3. Purpose of lottery

          1. 5.An incidental non-commercial lottery must be promoted wholly for a...

        4. No rollover

          1. 6.The arrangements for an incidental non-commercial lottery must not include...

        5. Connection between lottery and event

          1. 7.(1) No lottery ticket for an incidental non-commercial lottery may...

        6. Interpretation: “prescribed”

          1. 8.In this Part “prescribed” means prescribed by the Secretary of...

      2. Part 2 Private Lotteries

        1. The exemption

          1. 9.(1) A lottery is exempt if— (a) it is a...

        2. Private society lottery

          1. 10.(1) A lottery is a private society lottery if—

        3. Work lottery

          1. 11.(1) A lottery is a work lottery if—

        4. Residents' lottery

          1. 12.(1) A lottery is a residents' lottery if—

        5. Purpose of lottery

          1. 13.(1) A private society lottery may be promoted for any...

        6. Advertising

          1. 14.(1) No advertisement for a private society lottery may be—...

        7. Lottery tickets

          1. 15.Each ticket in a private lottery must be a document...

          2. 16.(1) A ticket in a private lottery may be sold...

          3. 17.Each ticket in a private lottery— (a) must state the...

        8. Price

          1. 18.The price payable for each ticket in a private lottery—...

        9. No rollover

          1. 19.The arrangements for a private lottery must not include a...

      3. Part 3 Customer lottery

        1. The exemption

          1. 20.(1) A lottery is exempt if— (a) it is promoted...

        2. No profits

          1. 21.A customer lottery must be organised in such a way...

        3. Advertising

          1. 22.No advertisement for a customer lottery may be—

        4. Lottery tickets

          1. 23.Each ticket in a customer lottery must be a document...

          2. 24.(1) A ticket in a customer lottery may be sold...

          3. 25.Each ticket in a customer lottery— (a) must state the...

        5. Price

          1. 26.The price payable for each ticket in a customer lottery—...

        6. Maximum prize

          1. 27.It must not be possible for the purchaser of a...

        7. No rollover

          1. 28.The arrangements for a customer lottery must not include a...

        8. Frequency

          1. 29.A draw in a customer lottery must not take place...

      4. Part 4 Small Society Lotteries

        1. The exemption

          1. 30.(1) A lottery is exempt if— (a) it is promoted...

          2. 31.(1) For the purposes of this Part a society lottery...

        2. Purpose of lottery

          1. 32.A small society lottery may be promoted for any of...

        3. Minimum distribution for fund-raising purpose

          1. 33.The arrangements for a small society lottery must ensure that...

        4. Maximum prize

          1. 34.It must not be possible for the purchaser of a...

        5. Rollover

          1. 35.(1) The arrangements for a small society lottery may include...

        6. Tickets

          1. 36.(1) Where a person purchases a lottery ticket in a...

        7. Price

          1. 37.(1) The price payable for each ticket in a small...

        8. Registration

          1. 38.The promoting society of a small society lottery must, throughout...

        9. Filing of records

          1. 39.(1) The promoting society of a small society lottery must...

          2. 40.(1) If after receiving a statement under paragraph 39 a...

      5. Part 5 Registration With Local Authority

        1. Local authority

          1. 41.In this Part “local authority” means— (a) in relation to...

        2. Application

          1. 42.(1) A society may apply to the relevant local authority...

          2. 43.In relation to the registration of a society, the relevant...

        3. Registration

          1. 44.As soon as is reasonably practicable after receipt of an...

        4. Gambling Commission

          1. 45.As soon as is reasonably practicable after receipt of notice...

          2. 46.(1) A notice under paragraph 44(c) must be accompanied by...

        5. Refusal of registration

          1. 47.A local authority shall refuse an application for registration if...

          2. 48.A local authority may refuse an application for registration if...

          3. 49.A local authority may not refuse an application for registration...

        6. Revocation

          1. 50.(1) A local authority may revoke a registration under this...

        7. Appeal

          1. 51.(1) If a local authority refuse or revoke registration under...

        8. Cancellation

          1. 52.A registered society may apply in writing to the registering...

          2. 53.As soon as is reasonably practicable after receipt of an...

        9. Annual fee

          1. 54.(1) A registered society shall pay an annual fee to...

        10. Retention of records

          1. 55.(1) Where a statement is sent to a local authority...

        11. Interpretation: “prescribed”

          1. 56.In this Part “prescribed” means prescribed by the Secretary of...

      6. Part 6 Powers to Impose Additional Restrictions, &c.

        1. Distributing lottery tickets by post

          1. 57.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations impose a...

        2. Rollover

          1. 58.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations impose in...

        3. Other additional provision

          1. 59.(1) The Secretary of State may by order impose in...

        4. Variation of monetary limits and percentages

          1. 60.The Secretary of State may by order vary a monetary...

      7. Part 7 General

        1. Interpretation: advertisement

          1. 61.For the purposes of this Schedule— (a) “advertisement”, in relation...

        2. Interpretation: business

          1. 62.In this Schedule “business” includes trade and profession.

        3. Vessels

          1. 63.Nothing in Part 2 or 3 of this Schedule applies...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Club Gaming Permits and Club Machine Permits

      1. Application

        1. 1.(1) A members' club or miners' welfare institute may apply...

        2. 2.An application must— (a) be made to a licensing authority...

        3. 3.(1) A club or institute making an application for a...

      2. Consideration of application

        1. 4.A person who receives a copy of an application for...

        2. 5.The licensing authority to whom an application for a permit...

        3. 6.(1) A licensing authority may refuse an application for a...

        4. 7.(1) Before refusing an application for a permit a licensing...

        5. 8.(1) Where a licensing authority grant an application for a...

        6. 9.Where a licensing authority reject an application for a permit...

      3. Fast-track procedure for holder of club premises certificate

        1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies to an application if—

      4. Form of permit

        1. 11.(1) A permit must be in the prescribed form and...

      5. Maintenance

        1. 12.The holder of a permit shall keep it on the...

        2. 13.(1) An occupier of premises to which a permit relates...

        3. 14.(1) The holder of a permit— (a) shall pay a...

        4. 15.(1) If information contained in a permit ceases to be...

        5. 16.(1) Where a permit is lost, stolen or damaged, the...

      6. Duration

        1. 17.(1) A permit shall cease to have effect at the...

        2. 18.(1) If the holder of a permit ceases to be...

        3. 19.(1) A permit shall cease to have effect upon being...

        4. 20.(1) The licensing authority which issues a permit shall as...

      7. Cancellation and forfeiture

        1. 21.(1) The licensing authority which issued a permit may cancel...

        2. 22.(1) The licensing authority which issued a permit shall cancel...

        3. 23.(1) Where the holder of a permit, or an officer...

      8. Renewal

        1. 24.(1) The holder of a permit may apply to the...

      9. Appeal

        1. 25.(1) Where a licensing authority reject an application for the...

      10. Register

        1. 26.(1) A licensing authority shall— (a) maintain a register of...

      11. Exercise of functions by licensing authority: general

        1. 27.In exercising a function under this Schedule a licensing authority...

        2. 28.(1) Sections 154 and 155 shall have effect in relation...

      12. Vehicles and vessels

        1. 29.A club gaming permit or club machine permit may not...

      13. Interpretation

        1. 30.In this Schedule “prescribed” means prescribed by the Secretary of...

        2. 31.This Schedule shall, in its application to Scotland, have effect...

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permits

      1. Making of application

        1. 1.(1) A person who applies to a licensing authority (in...

        2. 2.An application for a permit must— (a) be made in...

        3. 3.Sections 154 and 155 shall have effect in relation to...

        4. 4.(1) A licensing authority to whom an application is made...

        5. 5.(1) A licensing authority may not attach conditions to a...

        6. 6.(1) A licensing authority may grant an application under this...

      2. Form of permit

        1. 7.(1) A permit must be in the prescribed form and...

      3. Maintenance

        1. 8.The holder of a permit shall keep it on the...

        2. 9.(1) The holder of a permit— (a) shall pay a...

        3. 10.(1) An occupier of premises in respect of which a...

        4. 11.(1) Where a permit is lost, stolen or damaged, the...

        5. 12.A permit shall continue to have effect unless and until...

        6. 13.A permit shall cease to have effect if—

        7. 14.A permit shall cease to have effect if the permit...

      4. Variation

        1. 15.(1) The holder of a permit may apply to the...

      5. Cancellation and forfeiture

        1. 16.(1) The licensing authority which issued a permit may cancel...

        2. 17.(1) The licensing authority which issued a permit shall cancel...

        3. 18.(1) Where a permit holder, or the officer of a...

      6. Transfer of permit

        1. 19.(1) A person may apply for the transfer of a...

        2. 20.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) the transfer of an...

      7. Appeal

        1. 21.(1) The applicant for or holder of a permit may...

      8. Register

        1. 22.(1) A licensing authority shall— (a) maintain a register of...

      9. Interpretation

        1. 23.In this Schedule— “permit” means a licensed premises gaming machine...

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Prize Gaming Permits

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “holder”, in relation to a permit, means...

        2. 2.This Schedule shall, in its application to Scotland, have effect...

      2. Making of application

        1. 3.(1) An application for a permit may be made only...

        2. 4.An application for a permit may not be made if—...

        3. 5.An application for a permit must be made to a...

        4. 6.An application for a permit must— (a) be made in...

      3. Consideration of application

        1. 7.Sections 154 and 155 shall have effect in relation to...

        2. 8.(1) A licensing authority may prepare a statement of principles...

      4. Determination of application

        1. 9.(1) On considering an application for a permit a licensing...

        2. 10.A licensing authority may grant an application for a permit...

        3. 11.(1) A licensing authority may not refuse an application unless...

      5. Form of permit

        1. 12.(1) A permit must be in the prescribed form and...

      6. Duration

        1. 13.A permit shall cease to have effect at the end...

        2. 14.(1) A permit shall lapse if the holder ceases to...

        3. 15.(1) A permit held by an individual shall lapse if—...

        4. 16.A permit shall cease to have effect if the holder...

        5. 17.(1) Where the holder of a permit is convicted of...

      7. Renewal

        1. 18.(1) The holder of a permit may apply to the...

      8. Maintenance

        1. 19.The holder of a permit shall keep it on the...

        2. 20.(1) An occupier of premises in respect of which a...

        3. 21.(1) Where a permit is lost, stolen or damaged, the...

      9. Appeal

        1. 22.(1) Where a licensing authority reject an application for the...

      10. Register

        1. 23.(1) A licensing authority shall— (a) maintain a register of...

      11. Vehicles and vessels

        1. 24.A permit may not be issued in respect of a...

    15. SCHEDULE 15

      Private Gaming and Betting

      1. Part 1 Gaming

        1. Introduction

          1. 1.Gaming is private if it satisfies the conditions specified in...

          2. 2.(1) For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule...

        2. No charge for participation

          1. 3.(1) It is a condition of private gaming that no...

        3. Equal chance gaming

          1. 4.(1) It is a condition of private gaming that it...

        4. Privacy

          1. 5.It is a condition of private gaming that it does...

      2. Part 2 Betting

        1. Introduction

          1. 6.Betting is private betting if it is—

        2. Domestic betting

          1. 7.(1) A betting transaction is domestic betting if made on...

        3. Workers' betting

          1. 8.A betting transaction is workers' betting if made between persons...

    16. SCHEDULE 16

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Part 1 Minor Amendments

        1. Metropolitan Police Act 1839 (c. 47)

          1. 1.In section 44 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 (refreshment...

        2. Libraries Offences Act 1898 (c. 53)

          1. 2.Section 2(3) of the Libraries Offences Act 1898 (offence of...

        3. Gaming Act 1968 (c. 65)

          1. 3.(1) The Gaming Act 1968 shall be amended as follows....

        4. Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (c. 44)

          1. 4.Section 8B(2)(c) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act...

      2. Part 2 Consequential Amendments

        1. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

          1. 5.In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (bodies...

        2. Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)

          1. 6.In Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972 (employment to...

        3. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

          1. 7.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

        4. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57)

          1. 8.In section 20(9) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...

        5. Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

          1. 9.In Schedule 1A to the Race Relations Act 1976 (bodies...

        6. London Local Authorities Act 1995 (c. x)

          1. 10.In section 14 of the London Local Authorities Act 1995...

        7. Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)

          1. 11.For section 233 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (betting...

        8. Police Act 1997 (c. 50)

          1. 12.In section 115 of the Police Act 1997 (enhanced criminal...

        9. Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

          1. 13.In paragraph 4 of Schedule 3A to the Terrorism Act...

        10. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)

          1. 14.In paragraph 20A of Schedule 1 to the Regulation of...

        11. Postal Services Act 2000 (c. 26)

          1. 15.In section 7 of the Postal Services Act 2000 (exceptions...

        12. Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

          1. 16.In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

        13. Private Security Industry Act 2001 (c. 12)

          1. 17.For paragraph 8(3)(e) of Schedule 2 to the Private Security...

        14. Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16)

          1. 18.(1) In Schedule 1 of the Criminal Justice and Police...

        15. Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)

          1. 19.In Part 2 of Schedule 9 to the Proceeds of...

        16. Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)

          1. 20.(1) The Licensing Act 2003 shall be amended as follows....

        17. Note

          1. 21.The amendments made by this Schedule are without prejudice to...

    17. SCHEDULE 17

      Repeals

    18. SCHEDULE 18

      Transitional

      1. Part 1 Transitional Continuation of Old Licences, &c.

        1. Introduction

          1. 1.(1) In this Part a reference to a commencement order...

        2. Transitional continuation of licences, &c.

          1. 2.A commencement order may— (a) provide for a licence or...

        3. Transitional protection for casinos below minimum licensable size

          1. 3.A commencement order may— (a) disapply section 174(1) in respect...

        4. References to procedures under this Act

          1. 4.A commencement order may include provision for a reference in...

      2. Part 2 Advance and Interim Applications, and Conversion

        1. Advance applications

          1. 5.In this Schedule a reference to an advance application for...

          2. 6.The Secretary of State may by order—

          3. 7.An order under paragraph 6— (a) may make provision about...

        2. Interim applications

          1. 8.The Secretary of State may by order make provision for...

        3. Conversion of existing licences, &c.

          1. 9.The Secretary of State may by order—

          2. 10.An order under paragraph 9 may provide for conversion of...

        4. Orders: general

          1. 11.An order under this Part— (a) may include provision modifying...

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