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Clause 162 — Conditions

Orders of the Day — Gambling Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 24th January 2005.

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Amendment proposed: No. 116, in page 73, line 29, at end insert—

'(4) Each casino premises licence shall by virtue of this subsection be subject to the mandatory conditions that the licensee—

(a) shall not operate gaming tables or gaming machines of Categories A or B outside a designated gaming area prescribed in relation to the relevant casino premises under section 147.

(b) shall not permit any person other than the licensee or a person employed by the licensee to perform any function within the casino to enter a designated gaming area whilst the same is being used in reliance of the casino premises licence without the production at the entrance thereto of satisfactory evidence of identity; and

(c) shall maintain a condition of door supervision in respect of the designated gaming area at all times whilst the same is being used in reliance of the casino premises licence; and

(5) Regulations under this section may, in particular, add or exclude gaming machines of a particular category or categories from gaming machines which are the subject of subsection (4) of this section provided that such regulations shall not permit gaming machines of Category A to be so excluded.

(6) In subsection (4) "satisfactory evidence of identity" means evidence which is reasonably capable of establishing (and does in fact establish to the satisfaction of the person who obtains it) (a) the name, address and a photographic likeness of the person producing the evidence, (b) establishing that such person is over the age of 18 years on each occasion that satisfactory evidence of identity is required to be produced under this Act (including the proffering on a second or subsequent occasion of entry of a card or token issued to them by the licensee of the casino premises) for the purpose of verifying the identity of such person by reference to a photographic image.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6) a photographic image may be an image stored (a) visually or electronically upon the card or (b) upon a system maintained by the licensee of the premises for such a purpose.'.—[Mr. Don Foster.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 148, Noes 235.

Division number 38 Gambling Bill — Casino conditions

Aye: 148 MPs

No: 235 MPs

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Absent: 272 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.