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(1)    This Order may be cited as the Deregulation (Bingo and Other Gaming) Order 2002.

(2)    This Order shall come into force 28 days after the day on which it is made.

(3)    This Order does not extend to Northern Ireland.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 29 March 2002: see para (2) above.

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In section 14(4) of the Gaming Act 1968 (notice of charges) omit paragraph (b) and the word “and” preceding it.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 29 March 2002: see art 1(2).

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(1)    Section 32 of that Act (power for licensing authority to authorise more machines than are permitted by section 31) is amended as follows.

(2)    In subsection (1) for “a direction under this section” substitute

“—

(a)    in the case of any premises, a direction under subsection (2);

(b)    in the case of bingo club premises (as defined by section 20), a direction under subsection (3).”

(3)    In subsection (2)—

(a)    for “such a request is made” substitute “a request is made for a direction under this subsection”, and

(b)    for “this section” substitute “this subsection”.

(4)    At the end insert—

“(3)    Where a request is made for a direction under this subsection, and the licensing authority grant or renew the licence, they may, on doing so, give a direction under this subsection specifying a maximum number of AWP machines.

(4)    At any time when—

(a)    a direction under subsection (3) is in force, and

(b)    the number of AWP machines available for gaming on the premises does not exceed the number specified in the direction,

those machines shall be disregarded for the purposes of section 31.

(5)    An “AWP” machine is a machine to which this Part of this Act applies and in respect of which either—

(a)    the conditions specified in section 34(2) and (3), or

(b)    the conditions specified in section 34(5B) and (5C),

are observed.

(6)    In the case of a travelling showmen's pleasure fair, subsection (4) does not apply to a machine which is an AWP machine by virtue of subsection (5)(a) unless the condition specified in section 34(5) is observed.”

(5)    In section 34 of that Act (commercial uses of machines for gaming by way of amusement with prizes), in subsection (5E)(c), for “32” substitute “32(2)”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 29 March 2002: see art 1(2).

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In section 1(1)(c) of the Gaming (Bingo) Act 1985 (“multiple bingo”) after “prize” (in each place where it occurs) insert “or prizes”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 29 March 2002: see art 1(2).

Signature

Richard Caborn

Minister of State

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

1st March 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is made under section 1 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994. Article 2 removes the requirement in section 14 of the Gaming Act 1968 for bingo operators to notify the licensing authority of changes to their charges 14 days in advance. Article 3 amends section 32 of the 1968 Act to allow a licensing authority to direct that jackpot gaming machines may be available on bingo club premises together with “amusements with prizes” gaming machines. Article 4 amends section 1 of the Gaming (Bingo) Act 1985 to allow organisers of “multiple bingo” to offer more than one prize in each of the three possible categories of prize.