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The Gambling Act 2005 (Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine) (Permits) Regulations 2007

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1.  (1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Gambling Act 2005 (Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine) (Permits) Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 21st May 2007.

(2) These Regulations apply to England and Wales and Scotland, except regulations 3 and 6 which apply only to England and Wales.

Interpretation

2.  (1)  In these Regulations—

“the Act” means the Gambling Act 2005;

“existing operator” means a person who—

(a)

makes an application for a permit before 1st September 2007;

(b)

on the date on which he makes the application—

(i)

holds a permit issued under section 34 of the Gaming Act 1968(1) (a “section 34 permit”), or

(ii)

is applying to the appropriate authority (within the meaning of paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 to the Gaming Act 1968) for a section 34 permit, and the application (including any appeal) has not been finally determined; and

(c)

the application relates to the same or substantially the same premises as those to which the section 34 permit, or the application for a section 34 permit, relates.

“permit” means a family entertainment centre gaming machine permit(2);

(2) A reference in these Regulations to a numbered paragraph is a reference to that paragraph of Schedule 10 to the Act so numbered.

Application fee

3.  For the purposes of paragraph 5(d)—

(a)(subject to sub-paragraphs (b) and (c)) the fee to accompany an application for a permit is £300;

(b)the fee to accompany an application for a permit made by an existing operator is £100;

(c)the fee to accompany an application for renewal of a permit under paragraph 18(1) is £300.

Form of Permit

4.  A permit must be in the form prescribed in Schedule 1.

Fee for change of name

5.  For the purposes of paragraph 11(2)(a)(i), the fee to be sent with a request that a new name be substituted for the old name specified on a permit is £25.

Fee for copy of permit

6.  For the purposes of paragraph 21(2), the fee to accompany an application for a copy of a permit is £15.

Richard Caborn

Minister of State

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

19th February 2007

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