Evidence

361 Evidence of gambling

(1)

The presence of gambling equipment at a place is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, sufficient proof that the owner or occupier of the place was conducting illegal gambling in contravention of section 19(1).

(2)

In proceedings for an illegal gambling offence, it is not necessary for the prosecution to prove—

(a)

that the person actually used the gambling equipment in the presence of a gambling inspector or a constable; or

(b)

that the person found using the gambling equipment had paid for the right to participate.

Compare: 1977 No 84 s 121

Section 361(2)(a): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).