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Part 13 E+W+SPrize Gaming

288Meaning of “prize gaming”E+W+S

Gaming is prize gaming for the purposes of this Act if neither the nature nor the size of a prize played for is determined by reference to—

(a)the number of persons playing, or

(b)the amount paid for or raised by the gaming.

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I1S. 288 in force at 1.1.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4)

289Prize gaming permitsE+W+S

(1)A person does not commit an offence under section 33 or 37 by providing facilities for prize gaming if—

(a)the gaming satisfies the conditions specified in section 293, and

(b)the facilities are provided in accordance with a prize gaming permit.

(2)A prize gaming permit is a permit issued by a licensing authority authorising a person to provide facilities for gaming with prizes on specified premises.

(3)Schedule 14 makes further provision about prize gaming permits.

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I2S. 289(1) in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

I3S. 289(2) in force at 13.11.2006 by S.I. 2006/2964, art. 2(c)

I4S. 289(3) in force at 13.11.2006 for specified purposes by S.I. 2006/2964, art. 2(c)

I5S. 289(3) in force at 21.5.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as amended by S.I. 2007/1157, arts. 3(3), 4)

I6S. 289(3) in force at 1.9.2007 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

290Gaming and entertainment centresE+W+S

(1)A person does not commit an offence under section 33 or 37 by providing facilities for prize gaming if—

(a)the gaming satisfies the conditions specified in section 293, and

(b)the facilities are provided in—

(i)an adult gaming centre, or

(ii)a licensed family entertainment centre.

(2)A person does not commit an offence under section 33 or 37 by providing facilities for equal chance prize gaming if—

(a)the gaming satisfies the conditions specified in section 293, and

(b)the facilities are provided on premises in respect of which a family entertainment centre gaming machine permit has effect.

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I7S. 290 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

291Bingo hallsE+W+S

(1)A person does not commit an offence under section 33 or 37 by providing facilities for prize gaming in premises in respect of which a bingo premises licence has effect.

(2)A condition may be attached under section 75 or 78 to an operating licence so as—

(a)to prevent facilities for a specified description of game from being provided in reliance on subsection (1), or

(b)to provide for subsection (1) to apply, whether generally or only in connection with a specified description of game, subject to specified conditions or only in specified circumstances.

(3)A condition attached under section 78 by virtue of subsection (2) above may, in particular, relate to a matter listed in section 91(1).

(4)Subsection (1) may not be disapplied or modified—

(a)by way of a condition attached to an operating licence under section 77, or

(b)by way of a condition attached to a premises licence under section 167, 168 or 169.

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I8S. 291 in force at 1.1.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4)

I9S. 291 in force at 1.9.2007 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

292FairsE+W+S

A person does not commit an offence under section 33 or 37 by providing facilities for equal chance prize gaming if—

(a)the gaming satisfies the conditions specified in section 293,

(b)the facilities are provided at a travelling fair, and

(c)facilities for gambling (in whatever form) amount together to no more than an ancillary amusement at the fair.

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I10S. 292 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

293Conditions for prize gamingE+W+S

(1)This section specifies the conditions mentioned in sections 289(1), 290(1) and (2) and 292 for prize gaming.

(2)The first condition is compliance with such limits as may be prescribed in respect of participation fees (and those limits may, in particular, relate to players, games or a combination; and different limits may be prescribed in respect of different classes or descriptions of fee).

(3)The second condition is that—

(a)all the chances to participate in a particular game must be acquired or allocated on one day and in the place where the game is played,

(b)the game must be played entirely on that day, and

(c)the result of the game must be made public—

(i)in the place where the game is played, and

(ii)as soon as is reasonably practicable after the game ends, and in any event on the day on which it is played.

(4)The third condition is that a prize for which a game is played, or the aggregate of the prizes for which a game is played—

(a)where all the prizes are money, must not exceed the prescribed amount, and

(b)in any other case, must not exceed the prescribed value.

(5)The fourth condition is that participation in the game by a person does not entitle him or another person to participate in any other gambling (whether or not he or the other person would also have to pay in order to participate in the other gambling).

(6)In this section “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

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Commencement Information

I11S. 293 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

294Power to restrict exemptionsE+W+S

The Secretary of State may by order provide for sections 289, 290 and 292 not to have effect in relation to prize gaming of a specified description.

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I12S. 294 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

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