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Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Betting

    1. General restrictions on betting

      1. 1. Restriction on use of premises for betting transactions with persons resorting thereto.

      2. 2. Restriction on bookmaking except under bookmaker’s permit.

      3. 3. Agent of bookmaker or Totalisator Board to be authorised and registered.

      4. 4. Restriction of pool betting.

      5. 5. Restriction of betting on tracks.

      6. 6. Restriction of bookmaking on tracks.

      7. 7. General restrictions on betting

      8. 8. Prohibition of betting in streets and public places.

    2. Licensed betting offices

      1. 9. Betting office licences and betting agency permits.

      2. 10. Conduct of licensed betting offices.

      3. 10A. Cancellation of betting office licence

    3. Special provisions with respect to bookmaker’s and betting agency permits

      1. 11. Cancellation of and disqualification for bookmaker’s or betting agency permit.

    4. The Totalisator Board and pool betting on horse races

      1. 12. Horserace Totalisator Board.

      2. 13. Approval of horse racecourses by Totalisator Board.

      3. 14. Functions of Totalisator Board with respect to betting on horse races.

      4. 15. Additional powers and duties of Totalisator Board.

    5. Special provisions with respect to licensed tracks

      1. 16. Totalisators on licensed tracks.

      2. 16A. Licensing of inter-track betting schemes.

      3. 17. Special rights of occupier of licensed track where totalisator is operated.

      4. 18. Charges to bookmakers on licensed tracks.

      5. 19. Occupiers of licensed tracks not to have an interest in bookmaking thereon.

      6. 20. Saving for right of occupier of licensed track to prohibit betting.

    6. Special provisions with respect to young persons

      1. 21. Betting with young persons.

      2. 22. Betting circulars not to be sent to young persons.

    7. Power of entry on tracks

      1. 23. Power of entry on tracks.

    8. Contributions for benefit of horse racing by bookmakers and Totalisator Board

      1. 24. Horserace Betting Levy Board.

      2. 25. General powers and duties of Levy Board.

      3. 26. Bookmakers’ Committee.

      4. 27. The levy

      5. 27A.Profits as a bookmaker

      6. 27B.Stake money

      7. 27C.Betting exchange commission

      8. 27D.The exempt amount

      9. 27E.Power to obtain information

      10. 28. Assessment of ... levy.

      11. 28A.Prohibition on disclosure of information

      12. 29. Levy appeal tribunals.

      13. 29A.Meaning of “leviable bet”

      14. 29B.Meaning of other terms

      15. 30. Contributions by successor company to the Totalisator Board.

    9. Accounts and reports of Levy Board and Totalisator Board

      1. 31. Accounts of, and reports by, Levy Board and Totalisator Board.

    10. Betting workers: Sunday working

      1. 31A. Rights of betting workers as respects Sunday working.

  3. Part II Gaming

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    2. 40. References in other Acts to gaming or unlawful games.

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  6. Part V General

    1. 51. Search warrants.

    2. 52. Penalties and forfeitures.

    3. 53. Offences by bodies corporate.

    4. 54. General

    5. 55. Interpretation, etc.—general.

    6. 56. Consequential amendments in other Acts.

    7. 57. Repeals and savings.

    8. 58. Short title, extent and commencement.

  7. SCHEDULES

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      Bookmaker’s Permits, Betting Agency Permits and Betting Office Licences

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    2. SCHEDULE 2

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    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Licensing of Tracks for Betting

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      Rules for Licensed Betting Offices

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    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Totalisators on Dog Racecourses

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    6. SCHEDULE 5A

      Rights of Betting Workers as Respects Sunday Working

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    7. SCHEDULE 5ZA

      Licensing of Inter-track Betting Schemes

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