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Scotland Act 2016

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52Gaming machines on licensed betting premises

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(1)In Section B9 in Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (betting, gaming and lotteries) at the end insert—

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    In the case of a betting premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005, other than one in respect of a track, the number of gaming machines authorised for which the maximum charge for use is more than £10 (or whether such machines are authorised).

(2)Section 172 of the Gambling Act 2005 (gaming machines) is amended as follows.

(3)In subsection (11) for “Secretary of State” substitute “appropriate Minister”.

(4)After that subsection insert—

(12)In subsection (11) “the appropriate Minister” means—

(a)the Scottish Ministers, so far as, in the case of a betting premises licence in respect of premises in Scotland and not in respect of a track, the order varies—

(i)the number of gaming machines authorised for which the maximum charge for use is more than £10, or

(ii)whether such machines are authorised;

(b)otherwise, the Secretary of State.

(5)In section 355 of that Act (regulations, orders and rules)—

(a)in subsection (1) after “the Secretary of State” insert “or the Scottish Ministers”, and

(b)for subsections (9) and (10) substitute—

(9)Subsection (3) does not apply to regulations made by the Scottish Ministers (see section 27 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: functions exercisable by Scottish statutory instrument).

(10)Regulations made by the Scottish Ministers under a provision specified in subsection (4), or under section 285, and an order made by the Scottish Ministers under section 172, shall be subject to the affirmative procedure.

(11)Any other regulations made by the Scottish Ministers under a provision of this Act shall be subject to the negative procedure.

(6)The amendments made by this section do not apply in relation to a betting premises licence issued before this section comes into force.

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