Betting (Amendment) Act 2015

Amendment of section 23 of Principal Act

25. Section 23 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (1), by the substitution of “bookmaker, remote bookmaker or remote betting intermediary” for “licensed bookmaker”,

(b) in subsection (2), by the deletion of the words “and officers of An Post or Bord Telecom Éireann entering such premises in the course of their duty as such officers”,

(c) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) A person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both, or

(b) on indictment to a fine not exceeding €50,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.”,

(d) by the insertion of the following subsection:

“(5) In this section ‘betting transaction’ includes—

(a) any act done in the course of business by a remote betting intermediary that facilitates the making of a bet by or on behalf of another person, and

(b) the creation of a betting account.”.