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Statutory Instruments

1995 No. 1020 (S.83)

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES

The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995

Made

5th April 1995

Laid before Parliament

10th April 1995

Coming into force

1st May 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 20(3) and (8), 21(8) and 51 of the Gaming Act 1968(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf hereby makes the following Order:

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st May 1995.

(2) This Order shall extend to Scotland only.

2. Section 20(3) of the Gaming Act 1968 (which specifies the maximum permitted aggregate winnings in respect of games of bingo played in one week simultaneously on different club premises) shall have effect with the substitution, for the reference in that subsection to the sum of £1000(2), of a reference to the sum of £25,000.

3. Section 20(8) of the Gaming Act 1968 (which specifies the maximum amount by which weekly winnings on any particular bingo club premises may exceed the aggregate amount of the stakes hazarded) shall have effect with the substitution, for the reference in that subsection to the sum of £250(3), of a reference to the sum of £5,000.

4. In section 21(2) of the Gaming Act 1968 (conditions on which gaming for prizes is permitted at licensed club premises) paragraphs (b) and (e) shall have effect as if, for the sum of £2.50(4) specified in each of those paragraphs, there were substituted the sum of £30.00.

5. The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1993(5) and the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1994(6) are hereby revoked.

Fraser of Carmyllie

Minister of State, Scottish Office

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

5th April 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order increases in Scotland 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.

The Order also increases in Scotland the maximum amounts permitted—

(a)to be taken by way of the sale of chances; and

(b)as the aggregated amount or value of prizes, on any one determination of winners in gaming for prizes at licensed club premises under section 21 of that Act.

(1)

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

(2)

The reference to £1000 in section 20(3) has effect with the substitution therefor of a reference to £10,000 by virtue of article 2 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/1037).

(3)

The reference to £250 in section 20(8) has effect with the substitution therefor of a reference to £2500 by virtue of Article 2 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1043).

(4)

Section 21(2)(b) and (e) have effect, by virtue of Article 3 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1043) as if, for the sum of £2.50 specified in each of those paragraphs (as read with section 10(1) of the Decimal Currency Act 1969 (c. 19)) there were substituted the sum of £27.50.

(5)

S.I. 1993/1037.

(6)

S.I. 1994/1043.

1995 No. 1020 (S.83)

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES

The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995

Made

5th April 1995

Laid before Parliament

10th April 1995

Coming into force

1st May 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 20(3) and (8), 21(8) and 51 of the Gaming Act 1968(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf hereby makes the following Order:

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st May 1995.

(2) This Order shall extend to Scotland only.

2. Section 20(3) of the Gaming Act 1968 (which specifies the maximum permitted aggregate winnings in respect of games of bingo played in one week simultaneously on different club premises) shall have effect with the substitution, for the reference in that subsection to the sum of £1000(2), of a reference to the sum of £25,000.

3. Section 20(8) of the Gaming Act 1968 (which specifies the maximum amount by which weekly winnings on any particular bingo club premises may exceed the aggregate amount of the stakes hazarded) shall have effect with the substitution, for the reference in that subsection to the sum of £250(3), of a reference to the sum of £5,000.

4. In section 21(2) of the Gaming Act 1968 (conditions on which gaming for prizes is permitted at licensed club premises) paragraphs (b) and (e) shall have effect as if, for the sum of £2.50(4) specified in each of those paragraphs, there were substituted the sum of £30.00.

5. The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1993(5) and the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1994(6) are hereby revoked.

Fraser of Carmyllie

Minister of State, Scottish Office

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

5th April 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order increases in Scotland 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.

The Order also increases in Scotland the maximum amounts permitted—

(a)to be taken by way of the sale of chances; and

(b)as the aggregated amount or value of prizes, on any one determination of winners in gaming for prizes at licensed club premises under section 21 of that Act.

(1)

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

(2)

The reference to £1000 in section 20(3) has effect with the substitution therefor of a reference to £10,000 by virtue of article 2 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/1037).

(3)

The reference to £250 in section 20(8) has effect with the substitution therefor of a reference to £2500 by virtue of Article 2 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1043).

(4)

Section 21(2)(b) and (e) have effect, by virtue of Article 3 of the Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (Scotland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1043) as if, for the sum of £2.50 specified in each of those paragraphs (as read with section 10(1) of the Decimal Currency Act 1969 (c. 19)) there were substituted the sum of £27.50.

(5)

S.I. 1993/1037.

(6)

S.I. 1994/1043.