Clause 6 - Gaming and Game of chance

Part of Gambling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 11th November 2004.

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Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport 10:15 am, 11th November 2004

There is a simple explanation. The hon. Gentleman is getting excited about pub quizzes, but a pub competition is not a game; it is a competition. As I said, poker is a game of chance. With that explanation the hon. Gentleman should throw the shovel away and stop digging that hole.

Subsection (6) provides a useful safeguard in the form of reserve powers.