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This Order, which comes into force on 1st October 1995, increases from £6 to £8 the maximum amount (in money or money’s worth) which a gaming machine may pay out for a single game before it ceases to qualify as a small-prize machine. It also increases—
(a)the maximum permitted amount to play a gaming machine once (from 20p to 25p), and
(b)the maximum permitted prize levels for a single play (from £3 in cash to £4 in cash, and from £6 in money and non-monetary prizes to £8 in money and non-monetary prizes),
under the exemption from gaming machine licence duty for gaming by machine at a pleasure fair.
The Order also raises the monetary limits which must be observed for small scale commercial amusements to qualify for exemption from bingo duty. It increases the maximum amounts permitted—
(a)to be paid by a single player for a card (from 30p to £1);
(b)to be paid by all players for a single game (from £25 to £100); and
(c)to be distributed as a money prize (from 30p to £1).
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