Law On Amendments To Legislation Relating To The Games Of Chance (1)

Original Language Title: Loi portant modification de la législation relative aux jeux de hasard (1)

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Posted the: 2010-02-01 Numac: 2010009070 FEDERAL JUSTICE PUBLIC SERVICE January 10, 2010. -Law amending the legislation on gambling (1) ALBERT II, King of the Belgians, to all, present and to come, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Chapter 1. -Available general Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 78 of the Constitution.
CHAPTER 2. -Amendments to the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of s. players 2. the title of the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of players is replaced by the following: "Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, betting, gambling establishments and the protection of the players".
S. 3. section 2 of the Act, the following amendments are made: has) 1 °, the words "or bet', 'or the bettors', 'punters' and 'or the bet' are repealed;
(b) is added to article 5 °, 6 °, 7 °, 8 °, 9 ° and 10 ° worded as follows: «5 ° bet: game of chance in which each player bets one amount and which produces a gain or loss which is not an action by the player but verification is uncertain which occurs without the intervention of the players;
6 ° pari-mutuel betting: bet for which an organizer acts as an intermediary between the different players who play against the other and where updates are collected and distributed among the winners, after deduction of a percentage to cover taxes on gaming and betting, the costs to the Organization and the benefit they will attribute;
7 ° side bet: bet when a player bets on the result of a determined fact, where the amount of earnings is determined on the basis of a fixed or conventional rating data and where the organiser is personally liable to the payment of the gain to the players;
8 ° media: any radio station or television and any daily or periodical headquartered operator or Publisher is established in the European Union;
9 ° game media: game of chance operated via a media;
10 ° the information society tools: electronic equipment for treatment, including digital compression and storage of data, which are entirely transmitted, conveyed and received by wire, by radio, by optical means or by other electromagnetic means. ».
S. 4 A section 3 of the Act, as amended by the programme act of 27 December 2004, the following changes are made: 1 ° point 1 is replaced as follows: ' 1. the exercise of sports. "
2 ° in the provision in point 3, the words 'and the' are hereby repealed and the words "as well as the occasionally organized games and at most four times a year by a local at a particular event association or an association for social or philanthropic purposes by a non-profit association for the benefit of a social or philanthropic work. ', and ' shall be inserted between the words "similar opportunities", and "requiring";
3 ° the provision of point 4 is repealed;
4 ° article is supplemented by a paragraph 2, as follows: «The King establishes, pursuant to points 2 and 3 type of settlement, the type of game, the amount of upgrading, the advantage which can be assigned and the average loss per hour.».
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5 A article 3bis of the Act, inserted by the Act of 19 April 2002 and partially annulled by the judgment 33/2004 of the Court of arbitration, the word ', paris' is repealed.
S. 6. article 4 of the Act, as amended by the royal decree of 4 April 2003 is replaced by the following: § 1. No person shall operate a game of chance or a facility of games of chance, in any form, in any place and any direct or indirect way, without license previously granted by the commission on gambling in accordance with this Act and subject to the exceptions provided by law.
§ 2. No person shall participate in a game of chance, to facilitate the operation of a game of chance or establishment of gambling, to advertise for a game of chance or gambling facility or recruit players for a game of chance or gambling facility when the person concerned knows that it is the operation of a game of chance or of unauthorized gambling establishment
pursuant to this Act.
§ 3. No person shall participate in any game of chance if the person concerned can have a direct influence on its outcome. ».
S. 7. article 5 of the Act is repealed.
S. 8. at article 6 of the Act, the following changes are made: 1 ° the word 'three' is replaced by 'four' and the words 'and class IV gambling establishments or places which are intended for the commitment of paris' are inserted between the words "drinking" and ", according to.
2 ° a paragraph 2 shall be inserted, worded as follows: "the number of class I, II and IV gambling facilities is limited. If a licence of a class I, II or IV gambling facility becomes vacant, obtaining licence applications may be lodged. The King determines how vacant licensed is announced, the mode and the time of submission of the application and the criteria aimed at fixing the order of priority and which must be at least on the location of the establishment and operation of the operation mode. ».
S. 9A article 8 of the Act, as amended by the programme act of April 8, 2003, the following changes are made: 1 ° in clause 1, "class II and III" shall be replaced by the words 'class II, III and IV, with the exception of bets for each game of chance operated the means of the instruments of the information society and for each game of chance operated via a media' and the words 'and of bettors' and 'or '. a bettor"are repealed 2 ° in paragraph 2, the words"or bettor"are repealed;
3 ° in paragraph 3, the words "or the punter" are repealed;
4 ° a paragraph worded as follows is inserted between paragraphs 3 and 4: "in class IV gambling establishments, are allowed, with the exception of bets, games of chance for which it is certain that the player may not lose more 12.50 euros on average per hour.
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5 ° a paragraph worded as follows is added to this article: "the amounts of games of chance referred to in this article are indexed in the manner determined by the King.".
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10. article 25 of the Act is replaced by the following: "there are nine classes of licenses and three additional licenses: 1. the class A license allows for periods of fifteen years, renewable, to the conditions it shall determine, the operation of a class I or casino gaming establishment;
1/1. the extra class licence A + allows, on such conditions as it shall determine, the operation of games of chance, through the instruments of the information society;
2. the class B license allows, for periods of nine years, renewable, to the conditions it determines, operating a facility of games of chance from class II or automatic games room;
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the additional class B + licence allows, on such conditions as it shall determine, the operation of games of chance, through the instruments of the information society;
3. the class C license allows, for periods of five years, renewable, to the conditions it determines, the operation of an establishment of class III gambling or drinking games;
4. the class D licence allows, the conditions it determines, in its holder to carry on a business professional of any nature whatsoever in an establishment of games of chance of class I, II or IV;
5. the class E licence allows, for periods of ten years renewable, on such conditions as it determines, sale, rental, leasing, the provision, the provision, import, export, production, maintenance, repair and equipment of gambling services;
6. the class F1 licence allows, for periods of nine years, renewable, to the conditions it determines, the operation of the Organization of the paris;
6/1. the additional class F1 + licence allows, to the conditions it determines, the operation of the Organization of the paris through the instruments of the information society;
7. the licence for class F2 allows, for renewable periods of three years, the conditions it determines, the commitment of paris on behalf of licensees of class F1 in a class IV fixed or mobile gaming facility. This license also allows the commitment of paris outside of class IV gambling establishments in the cases referred to in article 43/4, § 5, 1 ° and 2 °. For this license, renewable three-year periods are also planned.
8. the G1 license allows, for periods of five years, renewable, to the conditions it determines, the operation of games of chance in television programs through series of numbers of the Belgian dial plan and which form a comprehensive game;
9. the G2 licence allows, for a period of one year, the conditions it determines, the operation of games of chance via one media other than those presented in TV programs through series of numbers of the Belgian dial plan and which form a comprehensive game.
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S. 11. article 26 of the Act is replaced by the following: "No one is permitted to transfer a licence granted.".
S. 12A section 27 of the Act, the following amendments are made: 1 ° in the paragraph 1, the words "A, B, C and D" are replaced by the words "A, A +, B, B +, C, D, F1, F1 +, F2, G1 and G2.
2 ° in paragraph 2, "A, B or C" shall be replaced by the words "A, B, C, F1 or F2" and "class I, II and III" shall be replaced by the words "class I, II, III and IV.
S. 13. article 30 of the Act is repealed.
S. 14. article 31 of the Act, as amended by the royal decree of 4 April 2003, is supplemented by a point 6, as follows: "6 produce a notice from the federal public service finance and certifying that it has fulfilled all tax, certain and uncontested debts."
S. 15A section 32 of the Act, as amended by the royal decree of 4 April 2003, the following changes are made: 1 ° the opening phrase, is supplemented by the words ' not only continue to meet the conditions listed in article 31 but also: ';
2 ° article is supplemented by a new item 5, as follows: '5 exploit actually gambling or establishments of games of chance for which a licence has been granted.'.
S. 16. article 35 of the Act is repealed.
S. 17. article 36 of the Act, as amended by the royal decree of 4 April 2003, is supplemented by a point 7, as follows: "7 to produce a notice from the federal public service finance and certifying that it has fulfilled all tax, certain and uncontested debts."
S. 18 in article 37 of the Act, as amended by the royal decree of 4 April 2003, the following changes are made: 1 ° 1st paragraph, the first sentence is supplemented by the words ' not only continue to fulfil the conditions set out in article 36 but also: ';
2 ° 1st paragraph is supplemented by a new item 5, as follows: "5 operate effectively, within the meaning of article 2, 2 °, of the present law, games of chance or gambling establishments of chance for which a licence has been granted. ''
S. 19. article 40 of the Act is repealed.
S. 20. article 41 of the same Act is supplemented by the following: 'the applicant must produce a notice from the federal public service finance and certifying that it has fulfilled all tax, certain and uncontested debts.'
S. 21. in chapter IV of the Act, it is inserted a section IV: "Section IV. -Paris and class IV gambling establishments. ».
S. 22. it is inserted in chapter IV, section IV, of the same Act a subdivision I, with articles 43/1-43/3, worded as follows: 'sub-section Ire. -Paris: the paris organization.
S. 43/1. It is forbidden to organize bets regarding an event or an activity contrary to public order or morality.
It is prohibited to organise bets on events or facts which the result is already known or uncertain result has already occurred.
S. 43/2. § 1.
In horse racing, only the following bets are allowed: 1 ° pari-mutuel betting on horse races which take place in Belgium and which are organized by an association of races approved by the competent federation;
2 ° the pari-mutuel betting on horse races which take place abroad to the conditions to be fixed by the King;
3 ° fixed or conventional bets on horse races which take place in Belgium and which are organized by an association of races approved by the competent federation;
4 ° bets on horse races which take place abroad, either according to the results of the betting, or depending on the conventional side to which the parties refer. The commitment of these bets is restricted to fixed operators of gambling institutions, referred to in article 43/4, § 2, paragraph 2.
§ 2. Concerning horse races: 1 ° the paris referred to article 43/2, § 1, 1 ° cannot be organized by or with the authorization of the racing association, which organizes the race in question. This association may adopt the form of a non-profit association;
2 ° the paris referred to article 43/2, § 1, 2 °, can be organized only under the conditions laid down by the King by the organiser of paris referred to the 1 °;
3 ° the paris referred to article 43/2, § 1, 3 ° can be organised in the grounds of the Racecourse, with the authorization of the racing association, which organizes the race in question. This association may adopt the form of a non-profit association.
S. 43/3. § 1. The organizers of the paris must have a class F1 licence.
§ 2. The King sets, by Decree deliberated in the Council of Ministers, the maximum number of organizers of paris.
The fixed King this number for the periods that it determines, on the basis of criteria designed to limit the supply in order to protect the player and ensure the effectiveness of the control. The King can stop the procedure for the processing of applications for licences in excess. ».
S. 23. in section IV of the Act, there shall be inserted a subsection II, with article 43/4, read as follows: «sub-section II.
-Establishments of games of chance from class IV art. 43/4. § 1. Class IV gambling establishments are exclusively intended to place bets authorised in accordance with this Act on behalf of the licensees of class F1.
The paris commitment requires a licence of class F2.
Apart from the exceptions provided in § 5, it is prohibited to place bets outside a class IV gambling facility.
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2. Class IV gambling institutions are fixed or mobile.
A fixed gambling establishment is a permanent, clearly delimited in space, in which bets are exploited.
A fixed gambling institution has exclusive destination for the commitment of paris with the exception of:-sale of specialized newspapers, magazines, sports and gadgets
-the sale of non-alcoholic beverages;
-the operation of maximum two automatic gaming offering bets on similar activities to those engaged in the paris Agency. The King lays down the conditions to which these games of chance can be exploited.
A mobile gambling facility is a temporary, clearly delimited in space, which is operated on occasion, for the duration and on the place of an event, a sporting event or a sports competition. It must be clearly separated from the places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.
Mobile gambling institution may place bets other than those relating to this event, this race or this competition.
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3. All betting authorized in accordance with this Act and that were the subject of an inset higher amount or the compensation fixed by the King must be registered by the operator, in a computerised system and saved data must be kept for five years.
The King determines the data that must be recorded and the terms of their registration.
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4. The King determines, by Decree deliberated in the Council of Ministers, the maximum number of gambling establishments, as well as the criteria to hold a dispersion of these institutions.
It can determine a procedure with priority criteria for the processing of applications in excess.
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5. Outside class above IV gaming establishments can also be committed: 1 ° betting on horseracing and betting on sporting events other than horse racing and racing of greyhounds, in addition, by the booksellers, physical or legal persons, registered at the Crossroads Bank for enterprises as a business provided that they are not committed in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises. The King shall determine the conditions which booksellers must satisfy. They must have a license of class F2;
2 ° the pari-mutuel betting on horse races referred to article 43/2, § 2, 1 ° and 2 °, organized on the premises of a Racecourse, the conditions laid down by the King. The association must have a licence for class F2. ».
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24. in section IV of the Act, it is inserted a subsection III, with articles 43/5 to 43/7, read as follows: «sub-section III. -General provisions.
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43/5. To get a class F1 or F2 licence, the applicant must: 1. If it is a physical person, prove that he is a national of a Member State of the European Union, and whether it is a legal person, prove that it has this quality according to Belgian law or the law of a Member State of the European Union;
2. If it is a physical person, prove that he enjoys full civil and political rights or, if he is a legal person, prove that administrators and managers enjoy these rights. In all cases, the applicant, administrators and managers should conduct meets the requirements of the function;
3 communicate to the commission the settlement of bets as well as any changes thereof and commit to display a copy in each institution of games of chance or place where bets are committed;
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a notice from the federal public service finance, and stating that it has fulfilled all tax, certain and uncontested debts.
Furthermore, the applicant for the licence of class F1 must: 1. submit a list specifying the nature or type of paris organized;
2. provide proof of its solvency and financial capability;
3 communicate to the commission the settlement of bets as well as any changes thereof and commit to display a copy in each gaming facility where bets are committed;
4 present the list of gambling establishments or places where bets will be committed.
S. 43/6. To remain the owner of a class F1 or F2 licence, the applicant must not only continue to meet the conditions listed in article 43/5, but also: 1. fill be identified unequivocally, whether a natural person who participates, material, directly or indirectly, personally or through a legal entity, the operation of an establishment of gambling class IV or a place where bets are engaged. His identity shall be communicated to the commission;
2. allow the Commission to identify at any time all other individuals participating in a manner, directly or indirectly, personally or through a legal entity, the operation of an establishment of gambling class IV or a place where bets are committed, and know the identity of these persons;
3. provide the commission with all the information enabling it to control the transparency of the operation, the identity of the shareholders and subsequent changes in the material;
4. continue to organize or to engage effectively bets for which the licence has been granted and actually operate gambling establishments;
5. provide to the commission all changes that should be made to the list gambling establishments or places where bets will be committed.
S. 43/7. The King determines: 1. the form of the class F1 and F2 licences;
2. the terms of introduction and review of class F1 and F2 licence applications;
3. the obligations to be met by licensees F1 and F2 in administration and accounting;
4. the rules of betting;
5. the rules of monitoring and control of exploitation paris, possibly by use of an appropriate computer system. ».
S. 25. it is inserted into the Act a chapter IV/1 including article 43/8 as follows: ' chapter IV/1. -Additional licenses or games of chance via the Société de l'information Art. instruments 43/8. § 1.
The commission may grant to a holder of a licence for class A, B or F1, up an additional license, respectively A +, B + and + F1, for the operation of games of chance via the information society tools. The additional license shall concern the operation of games of the same kind as those offered in the real world.
§ 2. The King determines by Decree deliberated in the Council of Ministers: 1 ° quality requirements which the applicant must meet and which cover at least the following elements: a) the creditworthiness of the applicant;
(b) the safety of payments between the operator and the player;
c) politics of the operator regarding the accessibility of gambling socially vulnerable groups;
(d) the settlement of complaints);
(e) the arrangements for advertising);
(f) compliance with all tax obligations);
2 ° conditions under which games may be available and covering at least the registration and identification of the player, control of the age, the games offered, the rules of game, the method of payment and the mode of distribution of the prize;
3 ° the modalities of monitoring and control of exploited gaming, which at least on the condition that the servers on which the data and the structure of the website are managed are in a permanent establishment on Belgian territory;
4 ° What games can be exploited;
5 ° the terms of players information, concerning the legality of the games offered through the instruments of the information society;
§ 3. The period of validity of the additional licenses is linked to the respective duration of the licence for class A, B or F1.
§ 4. The commission maintains a list of additional licences, which can be consulted by any person who so requests.
S. 26. it is inserted into the Act a chapter IV/2, including articles 43/9 to 43/15 and read as follows: "chapter IV/2. -Media Section Ire games. -Provisions general article
43/9. For the purposes of this chapter, is meant by:-length of game: the period between the last and the final end of the game, which comes with a gain or a loss;
-operator: any person who, in his own name and for its own account, provides or sells services or communications electronic or telephone networks;
-Organizer: any person who organizes a game as referred to in this chapter or who determines the content;
-provider of the game: anyone who proposes a game to the player by any means;
-the facilitator company: anyone who provides its infrastructure or assists in the management and treatment of communication emanating from the player.
S. 43/10. To get a class G1 or G2 licence, the applicant must: 1. If he is a natural person, have the status of nationals of a Member State of the European Union; If it is a legal person, which cannot be a non-profit association, have this quality according to Belgian law or the law of a Member State of the European Union;
2. If it is a physical person, enjoy his civil and political rights and be conduct meets the requirements of the function; If it is a legal person, administrators and managers should fully enjoy their civil and political rights and be a conduct that meets the requirements of the function;
3 file with the commission a full dossier in which the Organization, the selection mode and the methodology of the game are described in full; This application file shall also indicate clearly who is the operator, the Organizer, the game provider and facilitator company;
If in the case of physical persons, they must also fully enjoy their civil and political rights. If it comes to corporations, administrators and managers should fully enjoy their civil and political rights.
4 produce a notice from the federal public service finance and certifying that it has fulfilled all tax, certain and uncontested debts.
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43/11. To remain the owner of a class G1 or G2 licence, the applicant must not only continue to meet the conditions listed in the preceding article, but also: 1. If it is a physical person participating in any way whatsoever, directly or indirectly, personally or through a legal entity, the operation of a media game, be known unequivocally and at any time by the commission; his identity must be transmitted to the commission;
2 give the Commission the possibility to identify at any time and without equivocation and know the identity of all other individuals participating in any way whatsoever, directly or indirectly, personally or through a legal entity, the operation of a media game.
3. communicate to the commission all information allowing to check at any time the transparency of the operation and the identity of the shareholders, and to control subsequent changes in this area.
Section II. -Television programs through series of numbers of the Belgian dial plan and which form a complete program of game art. 43/12. Vendor of the game must have a class G1 licence to operate television programs through series of numbers of Belgian numbering plan, for which he is authorized to claim the appellant not only the price of the communication, but also took the content, and, only for the series for which the rate applied to the final user does not depend on the duration of the call and which form a complete program.
S. 43/13. The King determines: 1. the shape of the class licence for G1.
2. the terms of introduction and review of licence applications;
3. detailed rules of operation and administration of games media, provided that the accounting for all activities relating to the games should be held separately.
4. the rules of the games media;
5. detailed rules for monitoring and control of games media;
6. the criteria which help prevent an expansion of the offer.
Section III.
-Games of chance operated via one media other than television programmes through series of numbers of the Belgian dial plan referred to in section II.
S. 43/14. The provider of the game must have a class G2 licence to operate all games of chance operated via media, except with regard to television programmes through series of numbers of the Belgian dial plan and which form a comprehensive game.
S. 43/15. The King determines: 1. the form

licence of class G2;
2. the social arrangements and consideration of licence applications;
3. detailed rules of operation and administration of these media games, being understood that the accounting for all activities relating to the games must be held separately.
4. the rules of these games media;
5. detailed rules for monitoring and control of games media;
6. the games for which no licence must be requested;
7. criteria which help prevent an expansion of the offer. ».
S. 27. in the same Act, the words "Section IV. Staff"are replaced by the words" chapter IV/3. Staff.
S. 28. article 44 of the Act is replaced by the following: "any person wishing to exercise a any professional activity in relation to the game in a facility of games of chance of class I, II or IV during the opening hours of the games room must be in possession of a class D licence and be permanently. bearer of the identification card attesting to possession of this license. ».
S. 29 section 46 of the Act, the words "staff members" shall be replaced by the words "a class D licence holders" and the words "where appropriate" are inserted between the words "planned" and the words "in their contract of employment.
S. 30. article 48 of the Act is supplemented by the following: "operators that have made the notification provided for in article 9 of the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications are exempt from this requirement.".
S. 31. article 49 of the Act is repealed.
S. 32. article 50 of the same Act is supplemented by the following: ' 4 power produce a notice from the Service federal public finance and certifying that it has fulfilled all tax, certain and uncontested debts. ''
S. 33. article 51 of the Act is replaced by the following: "in order to remain licensed class E, the licensee shall not only continue to meet the conditions listed in the preceding article, but also: 1. If it is a physical person who is involved, in any way whatsoever, directly or indirectly, personally or through a legal person. an activity for which a licence of class E is required, be able to be identified at any time and without equivocation, and be known to the commission. His identity must be transmitted to the commission;
2. provide to the commission all information allowing to check at any time the transparency of the operation and the identity of the shareholders and control subsequent changes in this area. ».
S. 34. at section 52 of the Act, the following changes are made: 1 ° 1st paragraph is replaced by the following: "any model of equipment or device that is imported or manufactured in the limits and the conditions fixed by a class E license for use by a licensee under this Act. shall, before it is placed on sale or its exhibition on the Belgian territory, be approved by the commission on the basis of the checks carried out by one of the instances mentioned in the second paragraph of this article. A certificate of approval is issued as evidence. »;
2 ° paragraph (2), is replaced by the following: ' the controls on the basis of which such approval is issued are carried out:-either by the the metrological service of the federal public service economy;
- or through a body accredited for that purpose under the Act of 20 July 1990 on accreditation bodies of the conformity assessment or accredited in another Member of the communities European or in another country that is a party to the agreement on the European economic area, under the control of the Belgian of metrology service;
- either by a body of another Member State of the European Union recognized by the authority of this Member State for this type of activity. ».
S. 35 A section 54 of the Act, the following amendments are made: 1 ° the § 1, is replaced as follows: § 1. Access to the rooms of class I and II gaming establishments is prohibited to persons under 21 years old, with the exception of major gambling establishments personnel at their workplace. Access to class IV gaming establishments is prohibited to minors.
The practice of gambling in settlements of gambling of class III as well as the practice of games of chance and betting in class IV gambling establishments, are prohibited to minors.
This ban to minors also applies to bets allowed outside class IV gambling establishments.
The practice of gambling through the instruments of the information, with the exception of the paris society, is prohibited to persons under 21 years of age. The practice of betting through the instruments of the company information is prohibited to minors. »;
2 ° § 2 is supplemented by the following: 'the practice of gambling within the meaning of the Act, for which a registration requirement exists, with the exception of paris, is prohibited magistrates, notaries, bailiffs and members of the police outside the performance of their duties.';
3 ° in § 3, the words 'of game rooms of class I and II gaming establishments"are replaced by the words" access to games of chance within the meaning of this Act for which a registration requirement exists. "
4 ° § 3 is supplemented by a point 5 and 6 worded as follows: '5. people who have a gambling problem. This prohibition of access may be given at the request of any interested person. The application contains the patterns and is brought before the commission. The commission makes its decision after inviting the player concerned to present its means of defence;
6 persons for which the request for collective settlement of debts has been declared eligible. »;
5 ° in § 4, the words 'of class I and II gaming institutions', are replaced by the words "access to games of chance within the meaning of this Act for which a registration requirement exists."
6 ° § 4 is supplemented by a paragraph 3 as follows: 'information to be transmitted to the commission by the judiciary can be sent by electronic means.';
7 ° to § 5, 'class I and II gaming institutions' shall be replaced by the words "games of chance for the purposes of this Act.
S. 36 A section 55 of the Act, as amended by the royal decree of 4 April 2003, the following changes are made: 1 ° "Department of Justice" shall be replaced by the words "federal public service Justice."
2 ° in the provision set out in 6 of the third paragraph, the words "the decision of exclusion of settlements of gambling game rooms" are replaced by the words "decisions of exclusion referred to in article 54, § 3 and § 4 § 4".
S. 37 A section 58 of the Act, as amended by the law of April 8, 2003, the following changes are made: 1 ° paragraph 2 is supplemented by the following: "the payment through credit cards is prohibited in institutions gambling classes II, III and IV and for games of chance operated through the company's instruments information.";
2 ° paragraph 4 is replaced by the following: "the presence of ATMs of Bank is prohibited in institutions of gambling of classes I, II, III and IV. '. The presence of money changers in settlements of class I, II, III and IV gambling is authorized. ».
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38A section 59 of the Act, the following amendments are made: 1 ° the 'real' word is inserted between the words "Games of chance" and "cannot be practiced."
2 ° article is supplemented as follows: 'this provision does not apply to the practice of betting.'.
S. 39 A 1 paragraph of article 60 of the same Act, amended by the law of April 8, 2003, "of classes II and III" shall be replaced by the words "of classes II, III and IV and paragraph 2, '50 euros per week' shall be replaced by the words '400 euros per two month'.
S. 40. article 61 of the same Act, paragraph 2, is replaced by the following: "the commission is available to institutions of gambling of classes I, II, III, and IV of flyers containing information on the gambling addiction, the number to call for assistance 0800 and addresses of the persons responsible to assistance. '' The institutions concerned must keep and maintain these pamphlets available to the public in a visible location. If a licensee makes use of instruments of the information society, the brochure should be available in electronic form. ».
S. 41 A article 62 of the same Act, the following amendments are made: 1 ° to paragraph 3, the word "ten" is replaced by the word "five";
2 ° in paragraph 6, the words 'class II or III' are replaced by the words "class I or II";
3 ° this article is supplemented by a paragraph, read as follows: 'The King shall determine the terms of admission and registration of players for the practice of gambling via a network of electronic communication as well as the conditions that the register must fill.'.
S. 42 section 63 of the Act, the words "articles 4, 8, 26, 27, 46 and 58» are replaced by the words"des ".

' article 4 § 1, 4 § 3, 8, 26, 27 paragraph 1, 46 and 58.
S. 43 A section 64 of the Act, the following amendments are made: 1 ° to the paragraph 1, the words 'of articles 54, 60 and 62"shall be replaced by the words" articles 4 § 2, 43/1, 43/2, 43/3, 43/4, 54, 60 and 62.
2 ° paragraph (2) is repealed.
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44 A section 71 of the Act the following changes are made: 1 ° in the 1st paragraph "of the D class license" shall be replaced by the words "of the licences for class C, D and F2 ';
2 ° paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "in the event of non-payment, the commission has the right to levy contributions owing on the warranty.
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3 ° paragraph 4 is replaced by the following: "the amount of the guarantee shall be: 1. the sum of EUR 250 000 for a class A license;
2. the sum of EUR 250 000 for a supplementary licence A +;
3. the sum of 75,000 euros for a class B license;
4. the sum of 75,000 euros for an additional license B +;
5. the sum of EUR 25 000 for a class E licence holders who exclusively performing maintenance, repair or equipment of gambling services; the sum of € 12,500 per tranche has begun of 50 aircraft, for all other holders of the licence for class E;
6. the sum of 10 000 euros for a class F1 licence holders;
7. the sum of 75,000 euros for an additional license of class F1 +;
8. the sum of 80 000 euros for a class G1 licence holders;
9. the sum of 0 euro for a class G2 licence holders.
S.
45. in chapter IX of the Act, it is inserted an article 76/1, as follows: «art.» 76/1. The existing paris organizers, who can prove by means of a certificate of the federal public service finance, that they have met their tax obligations, may continue their activities until the decision of the commission on the granting of a licence for class F1, subject to the payment of a guarantee and the filing of a complete and correct record within a period of two months from the entry into force of this provision.
Fixed and mobile class IV gambling establishments and special intermediaries referred to in article 43/4, § 5, which are correctly reported to the federal public service finance and which offer bets for which the organizer has complied with its tax obligation, may continue their activities until the decision of the commission on the granting of a licence for class F2 subject to the payment of a guarantee by the organiser of paris which they offer bets and the filing of a complete and correct record within a period of two months from the entry into force of this provision.
If the conditions laid down in this article are not fulfilled, the commission may give the applicant the opportunity to correct his file within the time limit which it shall determine. ».
CHAPTER 3. -Modification du Code civil art.
46. in the 1996 article, paragraph 1, of the civil Code, the words "and games of chance" authorized by the Act of 7 May 1999 on games of chance, betting, gambling establishments and the protection of players, shall be inserted before the words "are excepted from the previous provision.".
CHAPTER 4. -Changes of the Code of tax treated as taxes on revenues s.
47. in article 2, paragraph 1, Code taxes regarded as taxes on income, replaced by the royal decree of 29 March 1994 and amended by the laws of the December 22, 1998, may 4, 1999, April 8, 2003 and 10 August 2005, "327" figure, is inserted between the "307" figure, and the '337' figure,.
S. 48. the title of Chapter VIII of title III of the Code is replaced by the following: "special provisions relating to horse racing.
S. 49 A article 66 of the Code, replaced by the law of 28 December 1973, the following changes are made: 1 ° in the § 1, the words "as well as the acceptance of bets on horse races" are deleted;
2 ° § 2 is repealed;
3 ° to § 3, points 2 and 3 are repealed.
S. 50. article 67 of the same Code, replaced by the law of December 28, 1973, is repealed.
CHAPTER 5. -Changes of the Code of the article income tax
51. in article 327, § 6, of the 1992 income tax Code, as last amended by the Act of July 28, 2006, the words 'the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of players' are replaced by the words "the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling. «, betting, gambling establishments and the protection of players.
CHAPTER 6. -Amendment of the law of 15 July 1960 on the moral preservation of youth arts.
52. in article 1, paragraph 4, of the Act of 15 July 1960 on the moral preservation of youth, as last amended by the Act of 7 May 1999, the words "the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of players" are replaced by the words "Act of May 7 on games of chance. «, betting, gambling establishments and the protection of players.
CHAPTER 7. -Amendments to the Act of June 26, 1963 to the encouragement of physical education, the practice of sports and outdoor life as well as the control of companies that organize competitions of paris on the results of sporting events art.
53. in the Act of 26 June 1963 the encouragement of physical education, the practice of sports and outdoor life as well as the control of companies that organize competitions of paris on the results of sporting events, are repealed: 1 ° the articles 1 to 9;
2 ° article 12, 1 °.
CHAPTER 8. -Amendments to the law of 10 April 1990 regulating private and particular security articles 54. in article 8, § 11, 2 °, of the law of 10 April 1990 regulating security private and particular, as last amended by the Act of 27 December 2006, the words 'Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of players' are replaced by the words "the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling. «, betting, gambling establishments and the protection of players.
CHAPTER 9. -Changes of the Act of 11 January 1993 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of laundering of capital and financing of terrorism article 55. in article 2A, 5 °, of the Act of 11 January 1993 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of laundering of capital and financing of terrorism, amended last by stopped royal April 21, 2007, 'games of chance of class I' shall be replaced by the words 'class I gaming institutions' and the words "the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling. ', gambling establishments and the protection of players ' are replaced by the words "the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, betting, gambling establishments and the protection of players.
CHAPTER 10. -Amendments to the Act of 19 April 2002 relating to the rationalization of the functioning and management of the lottery national art. 56. at article 3, § 1 of the Act of April 19, 2002 streamlining the functioning and management of the national lottery, amended by the law of 24 December 2002 the following changes are made: 1 ° in paragraph 1, the word "paris" is repealed;
2 ° to paragraph 2, the words 'and paris' shall be inserted between the words 'games of chance' and the words 'in form' and the words 'Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of players' are replaced by the words "the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling. «, betting, gambling establishments and the protection of players.
S. 57. at article 6, § 1, of the Act, as amended by the law of 24 December 2002, the following changes are made: 1 ° to 2 °, the words "and Paris' shall be inserted between the words"games of chance"and the words 'in form';
2 ° to 3 °, the words ' of paris and "are repealed.
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58. in article 21 of the same Act, partially annulled by judgment No. 33/2004 of the Court of arbitration, the following changes are made: 1 ° in the § 1, paragraph 1, 'paris' is inserted between the words "games of chance" and "gambling institutions."
2 ° to the § 1, paragraph 2, the words "or of the paris" are inserted between words 'games of chance' and the words ', control. "
3 ° in § 4, the words 'paris', shall be inserted between the words "games of chance", and the words "gambling institutions.
CHAPTER 11. -Provision transitional and coming into force s.
59. contrary to the provisions of article 71 of the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of players, as amended by section 44, the safeguards system is maintained for a C class license holders who have obtained their licence before January 1 of the year following the date of the entry into force of this provision. The amount of the guarantee is set annually in accordance with section 71 of the Act of 7 May 1999.
S. 60. by way of derogation from the provisions of article 4, which provides for the repeal of section 3, 4, of the Act of 7 May 1999 on gambling, gambling establishments and the protection of players, as amended by the programme act of 27 December 2004, the

suppliers of television programmes by means of series of numbers of Belgian existing numbering plan, who at the time of the entry into force of this provision, a permit of the gambling commission, may continue their activities under the same conditions.
S. 61. this Act comes into force on January 1, 2011.
The King may set a date of entry into force earlier than referred to in paragraph 1 for each of the provisions of this Act.
Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given in Brussels, January 10, 2010.
ALBERT by the King: the Minister of Justice, S. DE CLERCK the Minister of finance, D. REYNDERS the Minister for enterprise, V. VAN QUICKENBORNE the Minister of public health, Ms. L. ONKELINX the Minister of the Interior, Ms. A. TURTELBOOM Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister of Justice, C. DEVLIES sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice S. DECLERCK Note (1) references to parliamentary work to resume at the publication of the law in the Moniteur belge.
House of representatives Documents: Doc 52 1992 / (2008/2009): 001: Bill.
002 and 005: amendments.
006: Report.
007: Text adopted by the commission (article 77 of the Constitution).
008: Text adopted by the commission (article 78 of the Constitution).
009: Erratum.
010: Amendments.
Doc 52 2121 /(2008/2009): 001: text adopted in plenary meeting and transmitted to the Senate.
See also: full record: 15-July 16, 2009.
Senate Documents: 4-1411-2008/2009: No. 1: project referred by the Senate.
No. 2: amendments.
4 - 1411 - 2009/2010: Nos. 3 to 5: amendments.
No. 6: report.
No. 7: The text amended by the commission.
No. 8: Text amended by the Senate and returned to the House of representatives.
Annals of the Senate: November 19, 2009.
House of representatives Documents: Doc 52 2121 / (2008/2009): 002: draft amended by the Senate.
003: Amendment.
004: Text adopted in plenary meeting and submitted to Royal assent.
See also: full report: December 3, 2009.

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