Finance Act 2014

Amendment of section 21 of Betting Act 1931 (hours of business of registered premises)

54. The Betting Act 1931 is amended by substituting the following section for section 21:

“21. (1) Registered premises shall not be opened or kept open for the transaction of business—

(a) at any time on Christmas Day or Good Friday, or

(b) before 7 o’clock in the morning or after 10 o’clock in the evening on any other day.

(2) If, in relation to a registered premises, subsection (1) is contravened, the registered proprietor of those premises shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.”.