Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956

Hearing of application.

17.—(1) In considering an application for a certificate the Court shall have regard to—

(a) the character of the applicant or, in the case of a body corporate, of the persons exercising control and management thereof,

(b) the number of gaming licences already in force in the locality,

(c) the suitability of the premises or place proposed to be used,

(d) the class of persons likely to resort to it, and, if the applicant held a gaming licence for that or any other premises or place in the previous year, the manner in which he conducted it, and

(e) the kinds of gaming proposed to be carried on.

(2) At the hearing, the local authority, the Superintendent of the Garda Síochána and any other person who appears to the Court to be interested may appear and may adduce evidence in relation to the application.