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Part 4 E+W+SProtection of children and young persons

Miscellaneous offencesE+W+S

56Invitation to participate in lotteryE+W+S

(1)A person commits an offence if he invites, causes or permits a child to participate in a lottery other than—

(a)an incidental F1... lottery that is exempt for the purposes of section 258 by virtue of Part 1 of Schedule 11,

(b)a private lottery (whether a private society lottery, a work lottery or a residents' lottery) that is exempt for the purposes of section 258 by virtue of Part 2 of Schedule 11, or

(c)a lottery which forms part of the National Lottery.

(2)Subsections (3) to (6) of section 46 shall have effect in relation to subsection (1) of this section as they have effect in relation to subsection (1) of that section; and for that purpose—

(a)references to a child or young person shall be treated as references only to a child, and

(b)references to gambling shall be treated as references to participation in a lottery.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I1S. 56 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.)

57Invitation to participate in football poolsE+W+S

(1)A person commits an offence if he invites, causes or permits a child to participate in football pools.

(2)Subsections (3) to (6) of section 46 shall have effect in relation to subsection (1) of this section as they have effect in relation to subsection (1) of that section; and for that purpose—

(a)references to a child or young person shall be treated as references only to a child, and

(b)references to gambling shall be treated as references to participation in football pools.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I2S. 57 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.)

58Return of stakeE+W+S

A person commits an offence if without reasonable excuse he fails to comply with a condition attached to an operating licence by virtue of section 83.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I3S. 58 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.)

59Age limit for Category D gaming machinesE+W+S

(1)The Secretary of State may by order create an offence of inviting, causing or permitting a child or young person below a specified age to use a Category D gaming machine.

(2)An order under subsection (1) may, in particular—

(a)apply (with modifications) or include provision similar to section 46(3) to (6);

(b)make consequential amendments of this Act.

(3)Before making an order under subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall consult—

(a)the Commission,

(b)one or more persons who appear to the Secretary of State to represent the interests of persons carrying on gambling businesses, and

(c)one or more persons who appear to the Secretary of State to have knowledge about social problems relating to gambling.

(4)An order under subsection (1) may apply to a class of Category D gaming machine determined by reference to—

(a)the nature of the facilities for gambling which are made available on the machine,

(b)the nature or value of a prize offered by the machine,

(c)the manner in which the machine operates, or

(d)any other matter.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I4S. 59 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.)