The Gaming Machines (Maximum Prizes)Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-08-28

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2150

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES
The Gaming Machines (Maximum Prizes)Regulations 1998

Made
28th August 1998

Laid before Parliament
9th September 1998

Coming into force
1st October 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 31(5) and 51 of the Gaming Act 1968(1), and after consultation with the Gaming Board for Great Britain, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Gaming Machines (Maximum Prizes) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st October 1998.

2.  For the purposes of section 31(5) of the Gaming Act 1968 (maximum prize in respect of any one game played by means of a machine to which Part III of that Act applies on licensed or registered premises) the prescribed amount shall be—

(a)in the case of a machine on premises in respect of which a club or miners' welfare institute is for the time being registered under Part II or Part III of that Act, £250;

(b)in the case of a machine on bingo club premises (as defined in section 20 of that Act), £500;

(c)in the case of a machine on any other premises in respect of which a licence under that Act is for the time being in force, £1,000.

George Howarth
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Home Office
28th August 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations prescribe the maximum prize which may be paid in respect of any one game by a gaming machine on premises registered or licensed under the Gaming Act 1968.

(1)
1968 c. 65; see the definition of “prescribed” in section 52(1).
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