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    V681 - Gambling (Advertising and Sponsorship) Bill (Second Reading) 2014, TSR Government

    Gambling (Advertising and Sponsorship) Bill 2014
    An Act banning gambling advertising and sponsorship.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1: Definitions
    (1) "Gambling" refers to the placing of money on the outcome of an event over which the gambler has no control, with the aim of winning more money if successful.
    (2) “Advertisement” refers to any media of a print, audio, video or online nature intended to draw attention to or generate sales for a product.
    (3) “Sponsorship” refers to the use of the name of a product in the name of something else, with the intention of drawing attention to a product.

    2: Advertisements
    (1) Advertisements for gambling are forbidden.
    (2) All advertisements for gambling must be removed before the date of commencement of this Act.

    3: Sponsorship
    (1) Sponsorship by bookmakers and casinos is forbidden.
    (2) No new sponsorship deals may be agreed upon after the date of commencement of this Act.
    (3) Existing sponsorship deals may be seen out, but may not be renewed.

    4: Exception
    (1) Not-for-profit gambling events are exempt from the provisions of this Act.
    (2) The National Lottery and the Health Lottery are exempt from the provisions of this Act.

    5: Sanctions
    (1) If licensed premises contravene this Act, the licence in question is to be annulled.
    (2) If an individual contravenes this Act
    a. for the first time, a fine not exceeding £2000 may be levied.
    b. for a second time, a fine not exceeding £5000 and a prison sentence not exceeding 6 months may be levied.
    (3) If a company contravenes this Act, a fine not exceeding 10% of their profit over the coming year may be levied.

    6: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Gambling Act 2014.
    (2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
    (3) Shall come into force on the 1st of January 2015.

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