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Explanatory Memorandum to Betting and Gaming (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 3:  Football pools

This Article removes the restriction on the timing of association football matches (presently Saturday, Sunday or bank holidays) on which pools competitions may be retailed through premises (paragraph (1)(b)).

It also gives the Department for Social Development power to prescribe by regulations additional means by which registered pools promoters (based in Great Britain) may carry on their businesses in Northern Ireland, currently only by post (paragraphs (1)(a) and (2)).

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