The Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (Bingo Prize Limit) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-11-30

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 3205

CUSTOMS & EXCISE
The Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (Bingo Prize Limit) Order 1999

Made
30th November 1999

Laid before the House of Commons
1st December 1999

Coming into force
22nd December 1999

The Commissioners of Customs and Excise, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 to the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (Bingo Prize Limit) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 22nd December 1999.

Increase in Prize Limit

2.  Paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (exemption from bingo duty for certain small-scale, commercially-provided bingo games) shall have effect as if for the amount specified in sub-paragraph (2)(c) there were substituted “£15”(2).

Revocation

3.  Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (Bingo Prize Limit) Order 1997(3) are hereby revoked.

David Howard
Commissioner of Customs and Excise
New King’s Beam House,
22 Upper Ground,
London SE1 9PJ
30th November 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order, which comes into force on 22nd December 1999, increases the money prize limit for bingo played on a small scale by way of commercial amusement to qualify for exemption from bingo duty. It increases the maximum amount permitted to be distributed as a money prize from £5 to £15.


(1)
1981 c. 63; section 33(1) defines “the Commissioners” as meaning the Commissioners of Customs and Excise.

(2)
The sum specified in sub-paragraph (2)(c) was last substituted by article 2 of the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (Bingo Prize Limit) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/1714).

(3)
S.I. 1997/1714.
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