Betting and Loans (Infants) Act 1892

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1892 c. 4


Betting and Loans (Infants) Act, 1892

(55 & 56 Vict.) CHAPTER 4.

An Act to render Penal the inciting Infants to Betting or Wagering or to borrowing Money.

[29th March 1892]

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:

S-1 Persons sending documents to an infant inciting to betting guilty of a misdemeanor.

1 Persons sending documents to an infant inciting to betting guilty of a misdemeanor.

(1)1.—(1.) If anyone, for the purpose of earning commission, reward, or other profit, sends or causes to be sent to a person whom he knows to be an infant any circular, notice, advertisement, letter, telegram, or other document which invites or may reasonably be implied to invite the person receiving it to make any bet or wager, or to enter into or take any share or interest in any betting or wagering transaction, or to apply to any person or at any place, with a view to obtaining information or advice for the purpose of any bet or wager, or for information as to any race, fight, game, sport, or other contingency upon which betting or wagering is generally carried on, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable, if convicted on indictment, to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding three months, or to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds, or to both imprisonment and fine, and if convicted on summary conviction, to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding one month, or to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, or to both imprisonment and fine.

(2) (2.) If any such circular, notice, advertisement, letter, telegram, or other document as in this section mentioned, names or refers to anyone as a person to whom any payment may be made, or from whom information may be obtained, for the purpose of or in relation to betting or wagering, the person so named or referred to shall be deemed to have sent or caused to be sent such document as aforesaid, unless he proves that he had not consented to be so named, and that he was not in any way a party to, and was wholly ignorant of, the sending of such document.

S-2 Persons sending to infants circulars inviting to borrow money guilty of a misdemeanor.

2 Persons sending to infants circulars inviting to borrow money guilty of a misdemeanor.

(1)2.—(1.) If anyone, for the purpose of earning interest, commission, reward, or other profit, sends or causes to be sent to a...

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