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Granting of links licences

153 Granting of links licences

(1) The Minister may, after considering an application under Part 12 for a links licence--
(a) grant a links licence to the person making the application, or
(b) refuse to grant a links licence.
(2) The Minister may grant a links licence subject to any conditions determined by the Minister and specified in the links licence.
(2A) Any subsidiary equipment to be used in connection with a linked gaming system that has, under the terms of the links licence, been approved by the Minister is taken to be subsidiary equipment approved by the Authority for that purpose.
(5) In deciding whether to grant a links licence, the Minister may have regard to the following matters--
(a) the need to balance the public interest with private sector commercial interests,
(b) whether the integrity and regularity of the operation of the linked gaming system can be ensured,
(c) the need to provide flexibility in respect of commercial gaming activities,
(d) the need to provide equal opportunities for hotels, or for clubs, to participate in the linked gaming system concerned, including those hotels or club premises situated in remote areas.
(6) Subsection (5) does not limit the factors that the Minister may take into account in determining whether or not to grant a links licence.
(7) A links licence may be granted to one person or 2 or more persons jointly.

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