Gambling Act 2005

91Bingo operating licence

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(1)Regulations under section 78 may provide for the attachment to a bingo operating licence of a condition—

(a)limiting amounts that may be staked;

(b)limiting the amount that may be charged by way of participation fee;

(c)limiting the amount or value of a prize or class of prize;

(d)requiring that at least a specified proportion of stakes be paid out by way of prizes;

(e)imposing requirements that are specific to games of bingo played on more than one set of premises (whether facilities for the game are provided in accordance with one bingo operating licence or more than one).

(2)But subject to subsection (1) a bingo operating licence may not be subject to a condition—

(a)limiting the amount that may be accepted or charged by way of stakes,

(b)limiting the amount that may be charged by way of participation fee,

(c)restricting the nature, amount or value of prizes,

(d)controlling the proportion of stakes paid out by way of prizes,

(e)preventing the provision of prizes funded other than out of stakes,

(f)preventing or limiting an arrangement whereby the fact that a prize is not won or claimed in one game of bingo increases the value of the prizes available in another game of bingo,

(g)requiring a game of bingo to be played entirely on one set of premises, or

(h)imposing requirements that are specific to games of bingo played on more than one set of premises (whether facilities for the game are provided in accordance with one bingo operating licence or more than one).

(3)Regulations by virtue of subsection (1)(b) may, in particular, make different provision for different kinds of fee.

(4)Provision made by virtue of subsection (1)(c) may define a class of prize—

(a)by reference to a game or a number of games,

(b)by reference to a period of time, or

(c)in any other way.