The Categories of Casino Regulations 2008

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2008/1330

2008No. 1330

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES

The Categories of Casino Regulations 2008

19thMay2008

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 7(5) to (7) and section 355(1) of the Gambling Act 2005 1.

A draft of these Regulations was laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament in accordance with section 355(4)(c) of that Act.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.-

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Categories of Casino Regulations 2008 and come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

(2) In these Regulations "casino premises licence" has the same meaning as in Part 8 of the Gambling Act 2005.

Classification of casinos

2.-

(1) This regulation specifies the matters by reference to which a casino is to be classified for the purposes of the Gambling Act 2005 as-

(a) a large casino,(b) a small casino, or(c) below the minimum size for a licensed casino.

(2) A casino is a large casino if the combined floor area of those parts of the casino which are used for providing facilities for gambling is equal to or exceeds 1,500 square metres, but is less than 3,500 square metres.

(3) A casino is a small casino if the combined floor area of those parts of the casino which are used for providing facilities for gambling is equal to or exceeds 500 square metres, but is less than 1,500 square metres.

(4) A casino is below the minimum size for a licensed casino if the combined floor area of those parts of the casino which are used for providing facilities for gambling is less than 500 square metres.

(5) In this regulation a reference to parts of a casino used for providing facilities for gambling is a reference to-

(a) where a casino premises licence has effect in respect of the casino, those parts of the premises shown on the plan included in the licence 2 as the parts that will be used for providing facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence;(b) where an application for a casino premises licence in respect of the casino has been made and not determined, those parts of the premises shown on the plan that accompanied the application as the parts which will be used for providing facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence 3; or(c) in any other case, those parts of the premises that would be required to be shown on the plan accompanying an application for a casino premises licence (were such an application...

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