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Authorisation to destroy approved gaming machine

81A Authorisation to destroy approved gaming machine

(1) A person who destroys, or causes the destruction of, an approved gaming machine is guilty of an offence unless--
(a) the person is the manufacturer of the approved gaming machine or the holder of a dealer's licence or seller's licence, and
(b) the destruction of the approved gaming machine has been authorised by the Authority under this section and is carried out in accordance with any conditions imposed by the Authority when authorising the destruction or that are prescribed by the regulations, and
(c) the person provides such evidence as may be required by the regulations of the destruction.
: Maximum penalty--100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.
(2) The manufacturer of an approved gaming machine or a holder of a dealer's or seller's licence may apply to the Authority in writing for authorisation to destroy, or cause the destruction of, a specified approved gaming machine or approved gaming machines of a class or description.
Note : Under section 64, a device ceases to be an approved gaming machine if an authorisation is given under subsection (2). Accordingly, a person may carry out actions in destroying a device in accordance with an authorisation that might otherwise be an offence--see for example, sections 77 (1) (e), (f) and (g) and 80 (1) (b).
(3) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to applications under subsection (2).

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