The States are asked to decide:-
Whether they are of the opinion to approve the draft Ordinance entitled "The Gambling (Betting and Crown and Anchor) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016", and to direct that the same shall have effect as an Ordinance of the States.
This proposition has been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.
This Ordinance amends several of the fees payable under the Gambling (Betting) Ordinance, 1973, and the Gambling (Crown and Anchor) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1983. In particular, the following fees have been revised: fee payable upon the grant of a bookmaker's licence, betting office licence and credit betting office licence; bookmaker's authorised agent fee; bookmaker's occasional licence fee and deposit fee; fee payable upon the grant or renewal of a Crown and Anchor operator's licence; and the Crown and Anchor table permit fee.
This Ordinance also removes the restriction under the Gambling (Crown and Anchor) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1983 which requires Crown and Anchor to be played principally at "out of door" events. The Ordinance commences on the 1st January, 2017.