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The Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 6th April 2018.

Amendment to the Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) Regulations 2007

2.  After regulation 3 of the Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) Regulations 2007(1), insert—

Condition to be attached to betting operating licences

4.(1) The condition specified in this regulation is attached to each betting operating licence, including a betting operating licence issued before this provision comes into force.

(2) The condition in this regulation is that nothing may be done in reliance on a betting operating licence in relation to a bet—

(a)on a EuroMillions draw, or

(b)on the outcome of a EuroMillions lottery, regardless of the name given to that lottery or how that lottery is described in any jurisdiction.

(3) The condition applies only in relation to a bet which is or would be made (whether in person or remotely) by a person who is in Great Britain when the bet is or would be made.

(4) The condition does not apply in relation to the outcome of a lottery which forms part of the National Lottery(2).

(5) Where the condition is attached to a betting operating licence which was issued before this provision comes into force, the condition applies to that licence from the date on which this provision comes into force.

(6) The condition will cease to apply if none of the lotteries which form part of the National Lottery is a EuroMillions lottery.

(7) In this regulation—

“betting operating licence” means a general betting operating licence, a pool betting operating licence or a betting intermediary operating licence(3);

“EuroMillions draw” means a draw(4) in relation to a EuroMillions lottery;

“EuroMillions lottery” means any lottery for which the prizes are allocated by a single draw made periodically by or on behalf of Services Aux Loteries En Europe SCRL, a société coopérative á responsibilité limitée incorporated in Belgium..

Tracey Crouch

Minister for Sport and Civil Society

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

28th March 2018

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