Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956

Gaming at carnivals.

7.—(1) Gaming carried on as part of a carnival, bazaar, sports meeting, local festival, exhibition or other like event shall not be unlawful gaming if—

(a) the persons arranging for the holding of the event derive no personal profit from the event or from the game, and

(b) gaming is not the main activity of the event, and

(c) gaming at the event does not extend over a period exceeding one month, and

(d) the stake in each game is not more than sixpence for each player, and

(e) no person under sixteen years of age is permitted to play, and

(f) no player may win more than the value of ten shillings in each game, and

(g) neither taking part in nor the result of a game entitles the player to take part in any other game or lottery or otherwise to receive or be eligible to compete for any money or money's worth, and

(h) notice in writing of the dates of gaming at the event has been previously given by the promoter to the Sergeant in charge of the local Garda Síochána station.

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (c) of subsection (1), the promotion of a lottery shall be deemed to be the carrying on of gaming.