Gambling Act 2005

Prospective

Employment offencesE+W+S

51Employment to provide facilities for gamblingE+W+S

(1)A person commits an offence if he employs a child or young person to provide facilities for gambling.

(2)But subsection (1) does not apply to the provision of facilities in connection with—

(a)private or non-commercial gaming,

(b)private or non-commercial betting,

(c)a lottery,

(d)football pools, or

(e)prize gaming at a travelling fair in accordance with section 292.

52Employment for lottery or football poolsE+W+S

A person commits an offence if he employs a child to provide facilities for gambling in connection with—

(a)a lottery (other than a lottery which forms part of the National Lottery), or

(b)football pools.

53Employment on bingo and club premisesE+W+S

A person commits an offence if he employs a child to perform any function on premises where, and at a time when—

(a)facilities are provided for the playing of bingo, or

(b)facilities for gambling are provided in accordance with a club gaming permit or a club machine permit.

54Employment on premises with gaming machinesE+W+S

(1)A person commits an offence if—

(a)he employs a child or young person to perform any function on premises where a Category A, B, C or D gaming machine is situated, and

(b)the child or young person is or may be required in the course of his employment to perform a function in connection with the gaming machine.

(2)A young person commits an offence if he is employed in contravention of subsection (1).

55Employment in casino, &c.E+W+S

(1)A person commits an offence if he employs a child or young person to perform any function on premises in respect of which any of the following have effect—

(a)a casino premises licence,

(b)a betting premises licence, and

(c)an adult gaming centre premises licence.

(2)But subsection (1) does not apply—

(a)to employment at a time when no activity is being carried on in reliance on the premises licence, or

(b)to employment on a part of premises which are being used for a regional casino at a time when that part is not being used for the provision of facilities for gambling.

(3)The Secretary of State may for the purposes of subsection (2) by regulations make provision for—

(a)distinguishing between one part of premises and another;

(b)determining when use is being made of a part of premises.

(4)A young person commits an offence if he is employed in contravention of subsection (1).