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

Section 5: Persons who may participate in bingo at a bingo club

Section 5 amends Article 75 of the 1985 Order by repealing specified parts of paragraphs (3)(a) and (3)(b) and the whole of paragraph (4), all of which limit the eligibility of persons who may participate or take part in bingo at a bingo club premises.

As a result of these amendments only bona fide members of a bingo club or a guest of a bona fide member are allowed to participate or take part in bingo at a bingo club premises. Members

and bona fide guests of members may also take part in bingo at the premises irrespective of any time elapsing since application for club membership was made.  The exemption to restrictions on participation that applies to employees of the club, including cleaners under paragraph (4)(b) is further removed.

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