The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-07-25

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 1828

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES
The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1997

Made
25th July 1997

Laid before Parliament
1st August 1997

Coming into force
25th August 1997

In exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 21(8) and 51(4) of the Gaming Act 1968(1), the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 25th August 1997.

(2) This Order does not extend to Northern Ireland.

2.  It is hereby directed that in section 21(2) of the Gaming Act 1968 (conditions on which gaming for prizes is permitted at licensed club premises)—

(a)paragraphs (b) and (e)(2) shall have effect as if, for the sum specified in each of those paragraphs, there were substituted the sum of £50; and

(b)paragraph (c)(3) shall have effect as if, for the sum specified in that paragraph, there were substituted the sum of £5.

3.—(1) The provisions listed in paragraph (2) are hereby revoked.

(2) Those provisions are:

(a)article 3(c) of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1984(4)

(b)the entry relating to section 21(2)(c) in the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1984(5);

(c)article 4 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1995(6); and

(d)article 4 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995(7).

George Howarth
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Home Office
25th July 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order (which extends to England and Wales and Scotland) increases the maximum amounts permitted to be taken by way of the sale of chances and as the aggregated amount of value of prizes on any one determination of winners in gaming for prizes at licensed club premises under section 21 of the Gaming Act 1968 (article 2(a)). It also increases the maximum amount of any money prize which may be distributed or offered (article 2(b)).


(1)
1968 c. 65.

(2)
The sums specified in section 21(2)(b) and (e) are as substituted by article 4 of S.I. 1995/926 as respects England and Wales and article 4 of S.I. 1995/1020 (S. 83) as respects Scotland, being £30 in each case.

(3)
The sum specified in section 21(2)(c) is as substituted by article 3(c) of S.I. 1984/247 as respects England and Wales and Schedule 1 to S.I. 1984/468 (S. 48)) as respects Scotland, being 30p in each case.

(4)
S.I. 1984/247.

(5)
S.I. 1984/468 (S. 48).

(6)
S.I. 1995/926.

(7)
S.I. 1995/1020 (S. 83).
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