The Categories of Gaming Machine Regulations 2007

Publication Date:January 01, 2007
 
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2007No. 2158

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES

The Categories of Gaming Machine Regulations 2007

23rdJuly2007

1stSeptember2007

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred in sections 236 and 355(1) of the Gambling Act 2005 1.

In accordance with section 355(4)(i) of that Act a draft of this instrument was laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.These Regulations-

(a) may be cited as the Categories of Gaming Machine Regulations 2007;(b) come into force on the day after the day on which they are made, or 1st September 2007, whichever is the later.

Interpretation

2.-

(1) In these Regulations-

"Act" means the Gambling Act 2005;

"charge for use" means the amount a person pays for using a gaming machine once;

"machine" means a gaming machine within the meaning of section 235 of the Act;

"prize value" means the amount or value of any prize 2 which can be won as a result of use of a gaming machine once.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), a person is to be treated for the purposes of these Regulations as using a gaming machine once, even where he uses the machine to gamble more than once, if the payment for each gamble is made before he is able to know the result of any of them.

(3) Paragraph (2) does not apply in relation to a gaming machine in respect of which-

(a) the charge for use may only be paid by means of a single coin or token,(b) the coin or token must be inserted into the machine to pay the charge for use, and(c) whether or not a person using the machine wins a prize is determined (wholly or in part) by-(i) the position in which the coin or token comes to rest after it has been inserted into the machine, together with the position of other coins or tokens which have previously been inserted into the machine to pay a charge for use, or(ii) if the insertion of a single coin to pay the charge for use enables the person using the machine to release one or more tokens within the machine, the position in which such tokens come to rest after being released, together with the position of other tokens which have previously been so released.

(4) In paragraph (3) "token" means an object of money's worth.

Definition of Category D gaming machine

3.-

(1) Where a machine is a non-money prize machine, it is a Category D machine if-

(a) the maximum charge for use is no more than 30 pence; and(b) the maximum prize value is no more than £8.

(2) Where a machine is a money-prize machine, it is a Category D machine if-

(a) the maximum charge for use is no more than 10 pence; and(b) the maximum prize value is no more than £5.

(3) In any other case, a machine is a Category D machine if-

(a) the maximum charge for use is no more than 10 pence; and(b) the maximum prize value is no more than £8, of which no more than £5 can be a money prize.

(4) In paragraph (1) the reference to a non-money prize machine is to a machine in respect of which every prize which can be won as a result of using the machine is a non-money prize.

(5) In paragraph (2) the reference to a money-prize machine is to a machine in respect of which every prize which can be won as a result of using the machine is a money prize.

(6) Subject to paragraph (7), in this regulation "money prize" means a prize-

(a) in the form of cash or a cheque (or partly in the form of cash and partly in the form of a cheque), or(b) in the form of a document or object which-(i) enables the person entitled to it to redeem its value, on the premises where the machine is made available for use, in the form of cash or a cheque (or partly in the form of cash and partly in the form of a cheque), and(ii) may, but need not, also enable that person to use it to pay for goods or services available on the...

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