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This attitude was clearly demonstrated in the demand test, which allowed a licensing authority to refuse to grant a gambling licence unless it was shown to its satisfaction that there was an existing substantial demand for gaming facilities of the kind proposed to be provided on the premises Where it was shown to the satisfaction of the licensing authority that such a demand did already exist, the licensing authority could still refuse to grant a licence if it was not shown to its satisfaction that no gaming facilities of the kind proposed were available or that they were insufficient to meet demand.

The Budd report explained some of the other restrictions on gambling, that showed the Government’s willingness to tolerate gambling, but not encourage it: “The current state of regulation is based on the view that gambling should be tolerated rather than encouraged. By “encouraged” we mean that the general public should not be faced by unlimited opportunities to gamble and by uncontrolled inducements to do so (e.g. by unregulated advertising). Many forms of commercial gambling can only be conducted on licensed premises and at limited hours. There may be limits on thetypes of game, on the number of machines, on the size of stake and onthe possible winnings. A period of 24 hours may have to elapse beforeone becomes entitled to play. The numbers and locations of gamblingoutletsarerestricted.”

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