The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-04-02

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 962

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES
The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1998

Made
2nd April 1998

Laid before Parliament
17th April 1998

Coming into Force
11th May 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 20(3), 20(8) and 51(4) of the Gaming Act 1968(1), hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 11th May 1998.

2.  Section 20(3) of the Gaming Act 1968 (under which the maximum permitted aggregate amount of winnings in respect of games of bingo played in one week simultaneously on different club premises is £25,000(2)) shall have effect with the substitution, for the reference to the sum specified in that subsection, of a reference to the sum of £30,000.

3.  Section 20(8) of the Gaming Act 1968 (under which the maximum amount by which weekly winnings on any particular bingo club premises may exceed the aggregate amount of the stakes hazarded is £5,000(3)) shall have effect with the substitution, for the reference to the sum specified in that subsection, of a reference to the sum of £5,500.

4.  Articles 2 and 3 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1995, and articles 2 and 3 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995 are hereby revoked.

George Howarth
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Home Office
2nd April 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order increases the monetary limits specified in section 20(3) and (8) of the Gaming Act 1968 (c. 65) and described in articles 2 and 3 of the Order.


(1)
1968 c. 65; section 20(3) was amended by section 1 of the Gaming (Amendment) Act 1980 (c. 8).

(2)
The sum of £25,000 is as substituted as respects England and Wales by article 2 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/926) and, as respects Scotland, by article 2 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/1020).

(3)
The sum of £5,000 is as substituted as respects England and Wales by article 3 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 1995 and, as respects Scotland, by article 3 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995.
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