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1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Gambling Act 2005 (Commencement No. 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006 and shall come into force on 1st January 2007.
(2) In this Order—
“the 1963 Act” means the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963(1);
“the 1968 Act” means the Gaming Act 1968(2);
“the 1976 Act” means the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976(3);
“the 2005 Act” means the Gambling Act 2005;
“advance application”, in relation to an application for a licence or permit under the 2005 Act, means an application made before 1st September 2007 (being the commencement date for the offences and other provisions of the 2005 Act in connection with which the licence or permit is required);
“amusement machine premises” means premises used wholly or mainly for the provision of amusements by means of machines to which Part 3 of the 1968 Act applies;
“non-conversion application for a casino premises licence” has the meaning given by paragraph 66(4) of Schedule 4 to this Order; and
“point to point certificate” has the meaning given by paragraph 53(7) of Schedule 4 to this Order.
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