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Gambling Act 2005

2005 CHAPTER 19

CONTENTS

Content
  1. Part 1

    Interpretation of Key Concepts

    1. Principal concepts

      1. 1. The licensing objectives

      2. 2. Licensing authorities

      3. 3. Gambling

      4. 4. Remote gambling

      5. 5. Facilities for gambling

    2. Gaming

      1. 6. Gaming & game of chance

      2. 7. Casino

      3. 8. Equal chance gaming

    3. Betting

      1. 9. Betting: general

      2. 10. Spread bets, &c.

      3. 11. Betting: prize competitions

      4. 12. Pool betting

      5. 13. Betting intermediary

    4. Lottery

      1. 14. Lottery

      2. 15. National Lottery

    5. Cross-category activities

      1. 16. Betting and gaming

      2. 17. Lotteries and gaming

      3. 18. Lotteries and betting

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 19. Non-commercial society

  2. Part 2

    The Gambling Commission

    1. 20. Establishment of the Commission

    2. 21. Gaming Board: transfer to Commission

    3. 22. Duty to promote the licensing objectives

    4. 23. Statement of principles for licensing and regulation

    5. 24. Codes of practice

    6. 25. Guidance to local authorities

    7. 26. Duty to advise Secretary of State

    8. 27. Compliance

    9. 28. Investigation and prosecution of offences

    10. 29. Licensing authority information

    11. 30. Other exchange of information

    12. 31. Consultation with National Lottery Commission

    13. 32. Consultation with Commissioners of Customs and Excise

  3. Part 3

    General offences

    1. Provision of facilities for gambling

      1. 33. Provision of facilities for gambling

      2. 34. Exception: lotteries

      3. 35. Exception: gaming machines

      4. 36. Territorial application

    2. Use of premises

      1. 37. Use of premises

      2. 38. Power to amend section 37

      3. 39. Exception: occasional use notice

      4. 40. Exception: football pools

    3. Miscellaneous offences

      1. 41. Gambling software

      2. 42. Cheating

      3. 43. Chain-gift schemes

      4. 44. Provision of unlawful facilities abroad

  4. Part 4

    Protection of children and young persons

    1. Interpretation

      1. 45. Meaning of "child" and "young person"

    2. Principal offences

      1. 46. Invitation to gamble

      2. 47. Invitation to enter premises

      3. 48. Gambling

      4. 49. Entering premises

      5. 50. Provision of facilities for gambling

    3. Employment offences

      1. 51. Employment to provide facilities for gambling

      2. 52. Employment for lottery or football pools

      3. 53. Employment on bingo and club premises

      4. 54. Employment on premises with gaming machines

      5. 55. Employment in casino, &c.

    4. Miscellaneous offences

      1. 56. Invitation to participate in lottery

      2. 57. Invitation to participate in football pools

      3. 58. Return of stake

      4. 59. Age limit for Category D gaming machines

    5. General

      1. 60. Temporary use notice

      2. 61. Employment

      3. 62. Penalty

      4. 63. Reasonable belief about person's age

      5. 64. Use of children in enforcement operations

  5. Part 5

    Operating Licences

    1. Introductory

      1. 65. Nature of licence

      2. 66. Form of licence

      3. 67. Remote gambling

      4. 68. Combined licence

    2. Issue

      1. 69. Application

      2. 70. Consideration of application: general principles

      3. 71. Consideration of application: criminal record

      4. 72. Consideration of application: demand

      5. 73. Procedure

      6. 74. Determination of application

    3. Conditions

      1. 75. General conditions imposed by Commission

      2. 76. General conditions: procedure

      3. 77. Individual condition imposed by Commission

      4. 78. Condition imposed by Secretary of State

      5. 79. Scope of powers to attach conditions

      6. 80. Requirement for personal licence

      7. 81. Credit and inducements

      8. 82. Compliance with code of practice

      9. 83. Return of stakes to children

      10. 84. Premises

      11. 85. Equipment

      12. 86. Gaming machines

      13. 87. Membership

      14. 88. Information

    4. Rules for particular kinds of licence

      1. 89. Remote operating licence

      2. 90. Casino operating licence

      3. 91. Bingo operating licence

      4. 92. General betting operating licence

      5. 93. Pool betting operating licence

      6. 94. Horse-race pool betting operating licence

      7. 95. Betting on the National Lottery

      8. 96. Gaming machine technical operating licence: standards

      9. 97. Gambling software operating licence: standards

      10. 98. Lottery operating licences

      11. 99. Mandatory conditions of lottery operating licence

    5. Maintenance

      1. 100. Annual fee

      2. 101. Change of circumstance

      3. 102. Change of corporate control

      4. 103. Section 102: supplemental

      5. 104. Application to vary licence

      6. 105. Amendment

      7. 106. Register of operating lice revocation

      8. 121. Financial penalty

      9. 122. Information

    6. General

      1. 123. Levy

      2. 124. Directions and requirements

      3. 125. Relevant offence: disapplication of rehabilitation

      4. 126. Interpretation

  6. Part 6

    Personal Licences

    1. 127. Nature of personal licence

    2. 128. Application of provisions of Part 5

    3. 129. Exemption for small-scale operators

    4. 130. Application

    5. 131. Duration

    6. 132. Fees

    7. 133. Multiple licences

    8. 134. Production of licence

    9. 135. Review

    10. 136. Disqualification

    11. 137. Notification of operating licensee

    12. 138. Conviction

    13. 139. Breach of personal licence condition

  7. Part 7

    Operating and Personal Licences: Appeals

    1. 140. The Gambling Appeals Tribunal

    2. 141. Appeal to Tribunal

    3. 142. Timing

    4. 143. Appeal from Tribunal

    5. 144. Powers of Tribunal

    6. 145. Stay pending appeal

    7. 146. Rules

    8. 147. Fees

    9. 148. Legal assistance

    10. 149. Enforcement of costs orders

  8. Part 8

    Premises Licences

    1. The licence

      1. 150. Nature of licence

      2. 151. Form of licence

      3. 152. Combined licence, &c.

    2. Licensing authorities' functions

      1. 153. Principles to be applied

      2. 154. Delegation of licensing authority functions: England and Wales

      3. 155. Delegation of functions under Part 8: Scotland

      4. 156. Register

    3. Other relevant persons

      1. 157. Responsible authorities

      2. 158. Interested party

    4. Application for licence

      1. 159. Making of application

      2. 160. Notice of application

      3. 161. Representations

    5. Determination of application

      1. 162. Requirement for hearing

      2. 163. Determination of application

      3. 164. Grant of application

      4. 165. Rejection of application

      5. 166. Resolution not to issue casino licences

    6. Conditions

      1. 167. Mandatory conditions

      2. 168. Default conditions

      3. 169. Conditions imposed or excluded by licensing authority

      4. 170. Membership

      5. 171. Stakes, &c.

    7. Specific cases

      1. 172. Gaming machines

      2. 173. Virtual gaming

      3. 174. Casino premises licence

      4. 175. Casino premises licence: overall limits

      5. 176. Casino premises licence: access by children

      6. 177. Credit

      7. 178. Door supervision

      8. 179. Pool betting on track

      9. 180. Pool betting on dog races

      10. 181. Betting machines

      11. 182. Exclusion of children from track areas

      12. 183. Christmas Day

    8. Maintenance

      1. 184. Annual fee

      2. 185. Availability of licence

      3. 186. Change of circumstance

      4. 187. Application to vary licence

      5. 188. Transfer

      6. 189. Transfer: supplemental

      7. 190. Copy of licence

    9. Duration

      1. 191. Initial duration

      2. 192. Surrender

      3. 206. Rights of appeal

      4. 207. Process

      5. 208. Stay pending appeal

      6. 209. Further appeal

    10. General

      1. 210. Planning permission

      2. 211. Vehicles and vessels

      3. 212. Fees

      4. 213. Interpretation

  9. Part 9

    Temporary Use of Premises

    1. Temporary use notice

      1. 214. Exception to offence of using premises for gambling

      2. 215. Nature of notice

      3. 216. Form of notice

      4. 217. Effect of notice

      5. 218. Maximum permitted period

    2. Procedure

      1. 219. Giving notice

      2. 220. Acknowledgment of notice

      3. 221. Objections

      4. 222. Hearing of objections

      5. 223. Modification by agreement

      6. 224. Counter-notice

      7. 225. Dismissal of objection

      8. 226. Appeal

      9. 227. Endorsement of notice

      10. 228. Consideration by licensing authority: timing

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 229. Availability of notice

      2. 230. Withdrawal of notice

      3. 231. Vehicles and vessels

      4. 232. Delegation of licensing authority functions: England and Wales

      5. 233. Delegation of functions under Part 9: Scotland

      6. 234. Register

  10. Part 10

    Gaming Machines

    1. Definitions

      1. 235. Gaming machine

      2. 236. Gaming machines: Categories A to D

      3. 237. Adult gaming centre

      4. 238. Family entertainment centre

      5. 239. Prize

    2. Regulations

      1. 240. Use of machine

      2. 241. Supply, &c.

    3. Offences

      1. 242. Making machine available for use

      2. 243. Manufacture, supply, &c.

      3. 244. Linked machines

      4. 245. Credit

      5. 246. Penalty

    4. Exceptions

      1. 247. Family entertainment centre gaming machine permit

      2. 248. No prize

      3. 249. Limited prize

      4. 250. Single-machine supply and maintenance permits

    5. General

      1. 251. Territorial application

  11. Part 11

    Lotteries

    1. Interpretation

      1. 252. Promoting a lottery

      2. 253. Lottery ticket

      3. 254. Proceeds and profits

      4. 255. Draw

      5. 256. Rollover

      6. 257. External lottery manager

    2. Offences

      1. 258. Promotion of lottery

      2. 259. Facilitating a lottery

      3. 260. Misusing profits of lottery

      4. 261. Misusing profits of exempt lottery

      5. 262. Small society lottery: breach of condition

      6. 263. Penalty

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 264. Exclusion of the National Lottery

    4. General

      1. 265. Territorial application

  12. Part 12

    Clubs, pubs, fairs, &c.

    1. Clubs

      1. 266. Members' club

      2. 267. Commercial club

      3. 268. Miners' welfare institute

      4. 269. Exempt gaming

      5. 270. Section 269: supplementary

      6. 271. Club gaming permit

      7. 272. Section 271: supplementary

      8. 273. Club machine permit

      9. 274. Procedure, &c.

      10. 275. Bingo

      11. 276. Interpretation

    2. Pubs, &c.

      1. 277. Alcohol licence

      2. 278. Application of sections 279 to 284

      3. 279. Exempt gaming

      4. 280. Section 279: supplementary

      5. 281. Bingo

      6. 282. Gaming machines: automatic entitlement

      7. 283. Licensed premises gaming machine permits

      8. 284. Removal of exemption

    3. Clubs, pubs &c: special provision for Scotland

      1. 285. Permits

    4. Fairs

      1. 286. Interpretation: travelling fair

      2. 287. Gaming machines

  13. Part 13

    Prize Gaming

    1. 288. Meaning of "prize gaming"

    2. 289. Prize gaming permits

    3. 290. Gaming and entertainment centres

    4. 291. Bingo halls

    5. 292. Fairs

    6. 293. Conditions for prize gaming

    7. 294. Power to restrict exemptions

  14. Part 14

    Private and Non-Commercial Gaming and Betting

    1. Private gaming and betting

      1. 295. Interpretation

      2. 296. Exceptions to offences

    2. Non-commercial gaming and betting

      1. 297. Interpretation

      2. 298. Exceptions to offences

      3. 299. Conditions for non-commercial prize gaming

      4. 300. Conditions for non-commercial equal-chance gaming

      5. 301. Misusing profits of non-commercial prize gaming

      6. 302. Non-commercial betting

  15. Part 15

    Inspection

    1. Inspectors

      1. 303. Enforcement officers

      2. 304. Authorised persons

    2. Kinds of inspection

      1. 305. Compliance

      2. 306. Suspected offence

      3. 307. Inspection of gambling

      4. 308. Operating licence holders

      5. 309. Family entertainment centres

      6. 310. Premises licensed for alcohol

      7. 311. Prize gaming permit

      8. 312. Clubs

      9. 313. Licensed premises

      10. 314. Lotteries: registered societies

      11. 315. Temporary use notice

      12. 316. Authorisations: production on demand

    3. Powers and procedure

      1. 317. Powers

      2. 318. Dwellings

      3. 319. Records

      4. 320. Timing

      5. 321. Evidence of authorisation

      6. 322. Information

      7. 323. Use of force

      8. 324. Person accompanying inspector, &c.

      9. 325. Securing premises after entry

      10. 326. Obstruction

  16. Part 16

    Advertising

    1. 327. Meaning of "advertising"

    2. 328. Regulations

    3. 329. Broadcasting

    4. 330. Unlawful gambling

    5. 331. Foreign gambling

    6. 332. Territorial application: non-remote advertising

    7. 333. Territorial application: remote advertising

  17. Part 17

    Legality and Enforceability of Gambling Contracts

    1. 334. Repeal of provisions preventing enforcement

    2. 335. Enforceability of gambling contracts

    3. 336. Power of Gambling Commission to void bet

    4. 337. Section 336: supplementary

    5. 338. Interim moratorium

  18. Part 18

    Miscellaneous and General

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 339. Prize competitions

      2. 340. Foreign betting

      3. 341. Offence committed by body

      4. 342. False information

      5. 343. Value of prize

      6. 344. Participation fees

      7. 345. Forfeiture

      8. 346. Prosecution by licensing authority

      9. 347. Prosecution: time limit

      10. 348. Excluded premises

      11. 349. Three-year licensing policy

      12. 350. Exchange of information

      13. 351. Power to amend Schedule 6

      14. 352. Data protection

    2. General

      1. 353. Interpretation

      2. 354. Crown application

      3. 355. Regulations, orders and rules

      4. 356. Amendments and repeals

      5. 357. Money

      6. 358. Commencement

      7. 359. Vessels: territorial limitations

      8. 360. Aircraft: territorial limitations

      9. 361. Extent

      10. 362. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Betting: Prize Competitions: Definition of Payment to Enter

    2. Schedule 2

      Lotteries: Definition of Payment to Enter

    3. Schedule 3

      Amendment of National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39)

    4. Schedule 4

      The Gambling Commission

    5. Schedule 5

      Transfer from Gaming Board to Gambling Commission: Supplementary Provision

    6. Schedule 6

      Exchange of Information: Persons and Bodies

      1. Part 1

        Persons and Bodies with Functions under this Act

      2. Part 2

        Enforcement and Regulatory Bodies

      3. Part 3

        Sport Governing Bodies

      4. Part 4

        Notes

    7. Schedule 7

      Relevant Offences

      1. Part 1

        The Offences

      2. Part 2

        Power to Amend Part 1

    8. Schedule 8

      Gambling Appeals Tribunal

    9. Schedule 9

      Applications for Casino Premises Licences

    10. Schedule 10

      Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permits

    11. Schedule 11

      Exempt Lotteries

      1. Part 1

        Incidental Non-commercial Lotteries

      2. Part 2

        Private Lotteries

      3. Part 3

        Customer lottery

      4. Part 4

        Small Society Lotteries

      5. Part 5

        Registration With Local Authority

      6. Part 6

        Powers to Impose Additional Restrictions, &c.

      7. Part 7

        General

    12. Schedule 12

      Club Gaming Permits and Club Machine Permits

    13. Schedule 13

      Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permits

    14. Schedule 14

      Prize Gaming Permits

    15. Schedule 15

      Private Gaming and Betting

      1. Part 1

        Gaming

      2. Part 2

        Betting

    16. Schedule 16

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Part 1

        Minor Amendments

      2. Part 2

        Consequential Amendments

    17. Schedule 17

      Repeals

    18. Schedule 18

      Transitional

      1. Part 1

        Transitional Continuation of Old Licences, &c.

      2. Part 2

        Advance and Interim Applications, and Conversion

An Act to make provision about gambling.

[7th April 2005]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--



Part 1 Interpretation of Key Concepts

Principal concepts

1 The licensing objectives

In this Act a reference to the licensing objectives is a reference to the objectives of--

(a) preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime,

(b) ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and

(c) protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

2 Licensing authorities

(1) For the purposes of this Act the following are licensing authorities--

(a) in relation to England--

(i) a district council,

(ii) a county council for a county in which there are no district councils,

(iii) a London borough council,

(iv) the Common Council of the City of London, and

(v) the Council of the Isles of Scilly,

(b) in relation to Wales--

(i) a county council, and

(ii) a county borough council, and

(c) in relation to Scotland, a licensing board constituted under section 1 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 (c. 66).

(2) For the purposes of Schedule 13, the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple and the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple are licensing authorities.

3 Gambling

In this Act "gambling" means--

(a) gaming (within the meaning of section 6),

(b) betting (within the meaning of section 9), and

(c) participating in a lottery (within the meaning of section 14 and subject to section 15).

4 Remote gambling

(1) In this Act "remote gambling" means gambling in which persons participate by the use of remote communication.

(2) In this Act "remote communication" means communication using--

(a) the internet,

(b) telephone,

(c) television,

(d) radio, or

(e) any other kind of electronic or other technology for facilitating communication.

(3) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that a specified system or method of communication is or is not to be treated as a form of remote communication for the purposes of this Act (and subsection (2) is subject to any regulations under this subsection).

5 Facilities for gambling

(1) For the purposes of this Act a person provides facilities for gambling if he--

(a) invites others to gamble in accordance with arrangements made by him,

(b) provides, operates or administers arrangements for gambling by others, or

(c) participates in the operation or administration of gambling by others.

(2) But a person does not provide facilities for gambling for the purposes of this Act by virtue only of--

(a) providing an article other than a gaming machine to a person who intends to use it, or may use it, in the course of any of the activities mentioned in subsection (1)(a) to (c),

(b) providing, otherwise than in the course of providing, operating or administering arrangements for gambling or participating in the operation or administration of gambling, an article to a person who intends to use it, or may use it, for gambling, or

(c) making facilities for remote communication available for use by--

(i) persons carrying on any of those activities, or

(ii) persons gambling in response to or in accordance with any of those activities.

(3) A person provides facilities for gambling (despite subsection (2)(c)) if--

(a) he makes facilities for remote communication available for use,

(b) the facilities are adapted or presented in such a way as to facilitate, or to draw attention to the possibility of, their use for gambling, and

(c) the nature, adaptation or presentation of the facilities is such that--

(i) they cannot reasonably be expected to be used for purposes other than gambling, or

(ii) they are intended to be used wholly or mainly for gambling.

(4) The Secretary of State may by order, for the purposes of subsection (3)(c)--

(a) provide that facilities of a specified nature, or adapted or presented in a specified way, cannot reasonably be expected to be used for purposes other than gambling;

(b) provide that facilities of a specified nature, or adapted or presented in a specified way, can reasonably be expected to be used for purposes other than gambling;

(c) specify criteria by which it is to be determined whether facilities can reasonably be expected to be used for purposes other than gambling;

(d) provide that facilities of a specified nature, or adapted or presented in a specified way, shall be taken as being intended to be used wholly or mainly for gambling;

(e) provide that facilities of a specified nature, or adapted or presented in a specified way, shall be taken as not being intended to be used wholly or mainly for gambling;

(f) specify criteria by which it is to be determined whether facilities are intended to be used wholly or mainly for gambling.



Gaming

6 Gaming & game of chance

(1) In this Act "gaming" means playing a game of chance for a prize.

(2) In this Act "game of chance"--

(a) includes--

(i) a game that involves both an element of chance and an element of skill,

(ii) a game that involves an element of chance that can be eliminated by superlative skill, and

(iii) a game that is presented as involving an element of chance, but

(b) does not include a sport.

(3) For the purposes of this Act a person plays a game of chance if he participates in a game of chance--

(a) whether or not there are other participants in the game, and

(b) whether or not a computer generates images or data taken to represent the actions of other participants in the game.

(4) For the purposes of this Act a person plays a game of chance for a prize--

(a) if he plays a game of chance and thereby acquires a chance of winning a prize, and

(b) whether or not he risks losing anything at the game.

(5) In this Act "prize" in relation to gaming (except in the context of a gaming machine)--

(a) means money or money's worth, and

(b) includes both a prize provided by a person organising gaming and winnings of money staked.

(6) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that a specified activity, or an activity carried on in specified circumstances, is or is not to be treated for the purposes of this Act as--

(a) a game;

(b) a game of chance;

(c) a sport.

7 Casino

(1) For the purposes of this Act a casino is an arrangement whereby people are given an opportunity to participate in one or more casino games.

(2) In this Act "casino game" means a game of chance which is not equal chance gaming.

(3) But the Secretary of State may by regulations provide that a specified activity, or an activity carried on in specified circumstances, is to be or not to be treated as a casino game for the purposes of this Act (and subsection (2) is subject to regulations under this subsection).

(4) For the purposes of this section it is immaterial--

(a) whether an arrangement is provided on one set of premises or on more than one;

(b) whether an arrangement is provided wholly or partly by means of remote communication.

(5) The Secretary of State shall make regulations by reference to which any casino may be classified as--

(a) a regional casino,

(b) a large casino,

(c) a small casino, or

(d) below the minimum size for a licensed casino.

(6) Regulations under subsection (5) may make provision by reference to--

(a) the number of gaming tables used or designated for the playing of specified casino games or classes of casino game,

(b) the location of gaming tables used or designated for the playing of specified casino games or classes of casino game,

(c) the concentration of gaming tables used or designated for the playing of specified casino games or classes of casino game,

(d) the floor area used or designated for a specified purpose,

(e) any combination of the matters listed in paragraph (a) to (d), or

(f) any other matter.

(7) Regulations under subsection (5) may--

(a) include provision for determining what floor area is to be treated as being used or designated for a purpose;

(b) include provision for determining what activities do or do not amount to the playing of a specified casino game or class of casino game;

(c) include provision for determining what is or is not to be treated as a gaming table (and, in particular, in what circumstances a number of tables are to be treated as if they were a single gaming table);

(d) provide that a gaming table is to be treated as being used or designated only if specified conditions (which may, in particular, relate to purpose of use, extent of use or circumstances of use) are satisfied.

8 Equal chance gaming

(1) For the purposes of this Act gaming is equal chance gaming if--

(a) it does not involve playing or staking against a bank, and

(b) the chances are equally favourable to all participants.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) it is immaterial--

(a) how a bank is described, and

(b) whether or not a bank is controlled or administered by a player.



Betting

9 Betting: general

(1) In this Act "betting" means making or accepting a bet on--

(a) the outcome of a race, competition or other event or process,

(b) the likelihood of anything occurring or not occurring, or

(c) whether anything is or is not true.

(2) A transaction that relates to the outcome of a race, competition or other event or process may be a bet within the meaning of subsection (1) despite the facts that--

(a) the race, competition, event or process has already occurred or been completed, and

(b) one party to the transaction knows the outcome.

(3) A transaction that relates to the likelihood of anything occurring or not occurring may be a bet within the meaning of subsection (1) despite the facts that--

(a) the thing has already occurred or failed to occur, and

(b) one party to the transaction knows that the thing has already occurred or failed to occur.

10 Spread bets, &c.

(1) For the purposes of section 9(1) "bet" does not include a bet the making or accepting of which is a regulated activity within the meaning of section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8).

(2) An order under section 22 of that Act which has the effect that a class of bet becomes or ceases to be a regulated activity may, in particular, include transitional provision relating to the application of this Act to that class of bet.

(3) This section is subject to section 38(3).

11 Betting: prize competitions

(1) For the purposes of section 9(1) a person makes a bet (despite the fact that he does not deposit a stake in the normal way of betting) if--

(a) he participates in an arrangement in the course of which participants are required to guess any of the matters specified in section 9(1)(a) to (c),

(b) he is required to pay to participate, and

(c) if his guess is accurate, or more accurate than other guesses, he is to--

(i) win a prize, or

(ii) enter a class among whom one or more prizes are to be allocated (whether or not wholly by chance).

(2) In subsection (1) a reference to guessing includes a reference to predicting using skill or judgment.

(3) Schedule 1 makes further provision about when a person is to be or not to be treated for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) as being required to pay to participate in an arrangement.

(4) In subsection (1)(c) "prize" includes any money, articles or services--

(a) whether or not described as a prize, and

(b) whether or not consisting wholly or partly of money paid, or articles or services provided, by the members of the class among whom the prizes are allocated.

12 Pool betting

(1) For the purposes of this Act betting is pool betting if made on terms that all or part of winnings--

(a) shall be determined by reference to the aggregate of stakes paid or agreed to be paid by the persons betting,

(b) shall be divided among the winners, or

(c) shall or may be something other than money.

(2) For the purposes of this Act pool betting is horse-race pool betting if it relates to horse-racing in Great Britain.

13 Betting intermediary

(1) In this Act "betting intermediary" means a person who provides a service designed to facilitate the making or acceptance of bets between others.

(2) For the purposes of this Act acting as a betting intermediary is providing facilities for betting.



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14 Lottery

(1) For the purposes of this Act an arrangement is a lottery, irrespective of how it is described, if it satisfies one of the descriptions of lottery in subsections (2) and (3).

(2) An arrangement is a simple lottery if--

(a) persons are required to pay in order to participate in the arrangement,

(b) in the course of the arrangement one or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class, and

(c) the prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance.

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