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Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 12: Prize competitions not requiring persons to pay to participate

Section 12 amends Article 168 of the 1985 Order which prohibits the conduct of certain prize competitions.

Section 12(2) and (3) introduce a new paragraph (2A) to Article 168 which specifies that a prize competition arrangement is not prohibited by Article 168 unless persons are required to pay to participate in the arrangement and refers to new Schedule 15A (Lotteries and Competitions: Requirements to Pay in Order to Participate) of the 1985 Order, introduced under Section 8, as setting out what does and does not constitute a requirement to pay to participate in such an arrangement.

New Schedule 15A sets out both the meaning of payment to enter under the 1985 Order as well as the forms of payment or expenses to participate (enter) in prize competitions that are not included in Article 168.

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