Vagrant Act Amendment Act 1868

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1868 c. 52


Vagrant Act Amendment Act, 1868

(31 & 32 Vict.) C A P. LII.

An Act to amend the Act for punishing idle and disorderly Persons, and Rogues and Vagabonds, so far as relates to the Use of Instruments of Gaming.

[13th July 1868]

W HEREAS it is expedient to amend an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His Majesty KingGeorge the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-three, intituled Great Britain England:

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 Short Title.

1 Short Title.

1. This Act may be cited for all Purposes as ‘TheVagrant Act Amendment Act, 1868.’

S-2 Construction of Acts.

2 Construction of Acts.

2. This Act and the recited Act shall be construed as One Act.

S-3 Extending Provisions to gaming with Coin, &c.

3 Extending Provisions to gaming with Coin, &c.

3. Every Person playing or betting by way of Wagering or Gaming in any Street, Road, Highway, or other open and public Place, or in any Place to which the Public have or are permitted to have Access, at or with any Table or Instrument of Gaming, or any Coin, Card, Token, or other Article used as an Instrument or Means of such Wagering on Gaming at any Game or pretended Game of Chance, shall be deemed a Rogue and Vagabond within the true Intent and Meaning of the recited Act, and as such may be convicted and punished under the Provisions of that Act.

S-4 Commencement of Act.

4 Commencement of Act.

4. This Act shall commence and take effect on and after the First Day ofOctober One thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.

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