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Standards

Bingo and casino technical requirements

Bingo and casino technical requirements under section 85 and section 89 of the Gambling Act 2005.

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  2. 1 - Introduction

1 - Introduction

The Gambling Act 2005 (opens in a new tab) (the Act) gives the Gambling Commission (the Commission), as part of its statutory role, the power to attach conditions to operating licences about equipment used in connection with gambling activities (section 85). In addition, the Commission has the power to set technical standards for remote gambling systems (including software) (section 89). Appropriate conditions have been attached to non-remote and ancillary remote bingo and casino operating licences.

These technical requirements will regulate bingo and casino equipment in two different situations:
a. equipment that is used on premises in Great Britain to provide casino games and bingo games to the public
b. equipment used to provide such games in gambling premises by means of a remote communication system, where the provider is regulated by the Act.

These Requirements cover a variety of equipment including a ‘live’ roulette wheel and bingo tickets. They do not cover gaming machines.

With the following exceptions, these technical requirements will come into force on 31 August 2008 and will replace the technical requirements published on 1 June 2007.

The requirements of paragraphs 3.5d and 3.5e of the casino technical requirements and paragraphs 3.5d and 3.5e of the bingo technical requirements will come into force on a date or dates later than 31 August 2008, and the Commission will give at least three months notice of their implementation.

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