The Gambling Act 2005 (Commencement No. 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006

Application of the Gambling Act 2005 to the existing licence, permit or certificate

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63.  (1)  The 2005 Act is to apply to the existing licence, permit or certificate on or after 1st September 2007 with the modifications specified in the following provisions of this paragraph and in paragraph 64.

(2) Section 37 (which makes it an offence to use premises for providing facilities for gambling) is to have effect as if it provided for subsection (1) of that section not to apply to the use of the premises to which the existing licence, permit or certificate relates by—

(a)the person to whom the existing licence, permit or certificate was issued, or

(b)a person acting in the course of a business carried on by the person referred to in paragraph (a),

if the use is authorised by the licence, permit or certificate.

(3) Where the premises concerned are a track, section 37 is to have effect as if it provided for subsection (1) of that section not to apply to the use of the track by a person for accepting bets if the use is authorised by the existing licence or certificate.