143 Appeal to Gambling Commission

(1)

The holder of a casino licence or other person affected may appeal to the Gambling Commission against a decision of the Secretary to specify, vary, or revoke, or to refuse to specify, vary, or revoke, the minimum operating standards of a casino licence.

(2)

An appeal must be made within—

(a)

15 working days after the date of the notice of the Secretary’s decision; or

(b)

any longer period that the Gambling Commission allows if an application for an extension is made within the time period specified in paragraph (a).

(3)

The Gambling Commission—

(a)

may request any information from the appellant or the Secretary; and

(b)

is not bound to follow any formal procedure; and

(c)

does not need to hold a hearing; and

(d)

must consider any information provided by the appellant or the Secretary.

(4)

The Gambling Commission may then—

(a)

confirm, vary, or reverse the decision of the Secretary; or

(b)

refer the matter back to the Secretary with directions to reconsider the decision.

(5)

The Gambling Commission must give notice of its decision, with reasons, to both the appellant and the Secretary.