Finance Act, 1979

Amendment of section 2 (prohibition of acting as bookmaker without licence) of Betting Act, 1931.

44.Section 2 of the Betting Act, 1931 , is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (2) of “£500” for “one hundred pounds” (inserted by the Finance Act, 1963 ) and the said subsection (2), as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


(2) Every person who carries on business or acts as a bookmaker in contravention of this section and every person who holds himself out or represents himself to be a bookmaker or a licensed bookmaker in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to an excise penalty of £500.