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The Betting and Lotteries (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Removal of prohibition on the use of premises for the delivery of football pools coupons and stakes

4.  In Article 3 of the principal Order (restriction on use of premises for betting transactions)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for “paragraph (2)” there shall be substituted “paragraphs (1A) and (2)”;

(b)after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A) Subject to paragraphs (1B) and (1C), paragraph (1) shall not apply to the use of premises as a place where persons may deliver—

(a)completed coupons or other entry forms for qualifying competitions promoted by a registered pool promoter within the meaning of section 4(2) of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963(1), who carries on his pool betting business by post; and

(b)the stake money in respect of such coupons or other entry forms,

for forwarding to the registered pool promoter.

(1B) Paragraph (1A) shall not affect the operation of paragraph (1) in relation to such premises as may be prescribed by regulations.

(1C) In paragraph (1A), the reference to coupons or other entry forms for qualifying competitions does not include any coupon or other entry form that can effect entry to a competition that is not a qualifying competition.

(1D) In paragraphs (1A) and (1C), “qualifying competition” means a competition—

(a)that is a competition for prizes for making forecasts as to association football games to be played on a Saturday, a Sunday or a day that is a bank holiday within the meaning of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(2), and

(b)that requires each entry in the competition to consist of a forecast as to at least 4 such games..

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