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

Article 6:  Conduct of licensed offices

This Article relaxes some of the existing restrictions on the operation of licensed bookmaking offices to:

  • remove the statutory limit on the maximum width of television screens (paragraph (a));

  • remove the prohibition on a licensed bookmaker, his servant or agent encouraging people to bet while they are in his premises (paragraph(a));

  • allow the operation of gaming machines (together with amendments made by Article 8) (paragraph (b));

  • allow licensed bookmaking offices to be used for the paying out of football pools winnings (paragraphs (b) and (c)).

  • allow the advertising of licensed bookmaking offices published in a material form eg in newspapers, journals, circulars, letters or posters printed on paper (paragraphs (d) and (e)).

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