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Gaming Clubs

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the differences are in (a) scale and (b) nature of operation between regional casinos, large casinos and small casinos under the 2005 legislation. (128847)

The following table sets out the scale and nature of the operation of the three new categories of casinos permitted under the Gambling Act 2005.

Type of casino

Small

Medium

Large

Minimum area (sq m)

750

1500

5000

Minimum number of gaming tables

1

1

40

Category of gaming machines permitted

Up to B1

Up to B1

Up to A

Maximum number of gaming machines

80

150

1250

Machine table ratio

2:1

5:1

25:1

Bingo permitted

no

yes

yes

Betting permitted

yes

yes

yes