(1) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Gambling Act 2005;
“existing operator” means a person who—
(a) makes an application for a permit before 1st September 2007;
(b) on the date on which he makes the application—
(i) holds a permit issued under section 16 of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 (a “section 16 permit”), or
(ii) is applying to the appropriate authority (within the meaning of paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 3 to the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976) for a section 16 permit, and the application (including any appeal) has not been finally determined; and
(c) the application relates to the same or substantially the same premises as those to which the section 16 permit, or the application for a section 16 permit, relates.
“permit” means a prize gaming permit;
(2) A reference in these Regulations to a numbered paragraph is a reference to that paragraph of Schedule 14 to the Act so numbered.
Specified date: 21 May 2007: see reg 1(1).