Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956

Licensed amusement hall and funfair.


F12[14.(1) The following conditions shall attach to a gaming licence:

(a) the stake in each game shall not be more than €5 for each player;

(b) no player may win more than €500 in each game.

(2) The Minister may by regulations vary the amounts specified in subsection (1).

(3) Before making regulations under this section the Minister shall have regard to the following:

(a) the number of gaming permits and licences in force under this Act at that time;

(b) the potential impact of any such variation on gaming generally;

(c) the impact of gaming on society in general.

(4) (a) A person who holds a gaming licence shall not accept a stake from a person under the age of 18 years.

(b) A person who contravenes paragraph (a) shall be guilty of an offence.

(c) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection it shall be a good defence to such charge to prove that the person so charged believed and had reasonable cause for believing that the person in respect of whom such offence is alleged to have been committed was of or over the age of 18 years.]




Substituted (1.12.2020) by Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 (44/2019), s. 5, S.I. No. 227 of 2020.