GAMBLING: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Gambling Regulations

GAMBLING REGULATIONS

(under section 135)

(1st April, 2016)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

PART I
Preliminary

   1.   Citation

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
Gambling Establishments

   3.   Application for gambling establishment licence

   4.   Grant of licence

   5.   Renewal of licence

   6.   Duplicate licence

   7.   Transfer of licence

   8.   Licence available due to surrender, expiration, etc.

PART III
Casinos

   9.   Application for a casino licence

   10.   Grant of licence

   11.   Renewal of licence

   12.   Duplicate licence

   13.   Transfer of licence

   14.   Licence available due to surrender, expiration, etc.

   15.   Details to be specified on casino licence

   16.   Stakes and prizes

   17.   Casino gambling machines

   18.   Playing cards, dice and roulette balls control

   19.   Application for approval of chips or tokens

   20.   Specifications for chips and tokens

   21.   Use of chips and tokens

   22.   Redemption and disposal of discontinued chips and tokens

   23.   Destruction of counterfeit chips and tokens

   24.   Promotional chips and tokens and other value instruments

   25.   Receipt of chips and tokens from manufacturer or distributor

   26.   Inventory of chips and tokens

   27.   Prohibited transactions by licensees

   28.   Transactions to be reported

   29.   Multiple transactions

   30.   Electronic monitoring requirements

   31.   Installation of surveillance systems by licensee

PART IV
Bingos

   32.   Application for bingo licence

   33.   Grant of licence

   34.   Renewal of licence

   35.   Duplicate licence

   36.   Transfer of licence

PART V
Totalisators and betting pools

   37.   Application for totalisator licence

   38.   Grant of licence

   39.   Renewal of licence

   40.   Duplicate licence

   41.   Transfer of licence

PART VI
Bookmakers

   42.   Application for bookmaker's licence

   43.   Grant of licence

   44.   Renewal of licence

   45.   Duplicate licence

   46.   Transfer of licence

PART VII
Racing

   47.   Application for racing licence

   48.   Grant of licence

   49.   Renewal of licence

   50.   Duplicate licence

   51.   Transfer of licence

   52.   Prohibition on relaying of racecourse commentary or information

PART VIII
Gambling Machines and Devices

   53.   Application for licence to possess, etc., gambling machine or device

   54.   Grant of licence

   55.   Renewal of licence

   56.   Duplicate licence

   57.   Transfer of licence

   58.   Registration of gambling machines or devices

   59.   Register of gambling machines or devices

   60.   Record of gambling machines or devices

   61.   Attachment of certificate on gambling machines or devices

   62.   Transfer of ownership or possession of gambling machine or device

   63.   Registration of persons selling, repairing or testing gambling machines or devices

   64.   Application for testing agent licence

   65.   Calibration and certification of gambling machines

PART IX
Gambling Licences in General

   66.   Publication of invitations to apply for licences

   67.   Publication of licence applications

   68.   Hearing of applications for licences

   69.   Investigations

   70.   Withdrawal of application for licence

   71.   Disqualifying circumstances

   72.   Opportunity to rectify disqualifying circumstances

   73.   Suspension of licence

   74.   Revocation of licence

   75.   Transfer of licences in general

PART X
Obligations of Licensees

   76.   Standards for gambling premises

   77.   Duty to display rules

   78.   Internal control measures

   79.   Licensee to maintain approved banking and payment processing arrangements

   80.   Licensee to maintain proper accounts

   81.   Licensee to submit annual reports

   82.   Authority's power to obtain certain information

   83.   Type approval of gambling machine or device

   84.   Authority not liable

PART XI
Licensing of Persons Employed in the Gambling Industry

   85.   Key employees in gambling industry

   86.   Application for employee licence

   87.   Grant of licence

   88.   Duplicate licence

PART XII
Excluded persons

   89.   Registration of excluded persons

   90.   Maintenance of register of excluded persons

   91.   Prohibition of excluded person in partaking in gambling

   92.   Duty of licensee to keep excluded person from licensed premises

   93.   Promotional material not to be sent to excluded persons

   94.   Cancellation of registration as excluded person

PART XIII
Lotteries

   95.   Application for licence to operate National Lottery

   96.   Grant of licence

   97.   Renewal of licence

   98.   Duplicate licence

   99.   Transfer of licence

   100.   Institutions which can operate lottery other than National Lottery

PART XIV
Advertising

   101.   Undesirable advertising

   102.   Statement to be advertised on dangers of gambling

   103.   Facilities where advertising is prohibited

   104.   Relationship with advertising regulator

PART XV
Addictive and compulsive gambling

   105.   Recording of problem gambling incidents

   106.   Gambling premises to have gambling contact officer

   107.   Dealing with people with gambling problems

PART XVI
Financial and Administration provisions

   108.   Payment of licence levy

   109.   Contribution to the Excessive Gambling Prevention and Rehabilitation Committee

   110.   Imposition of civil penalties by Authority

PART XVII
Miscellaneous provisions

   111.   Unlawful winnings

   112.   Prohibition of fraudulent acts

   113.   Prohibition on use of certain devices

   114.   Exclusion of persons from gambling premises for misconduct

   115.   Restriction on number of licences issued

   116.   Resolution of disputes

   117.   Investigations, reporting and powers of entry, etc.

   118.   Competition and consumer protection matters

   119.   Offences and penalties

   120.   Revocation of Cap. 19:01 (Sub. Leg.) and Cap. 19:02 (Sub. Leg.)

      SCHEDULE 1

      SCHEDULE 2

      SCHEDULE 3

      SCHEDULE 4

      SCHEDULE 5

      SCHEDULE 6

      SCHEDULE 7

      SCHEDULE 8

      SCHEDULE 9

      SCHEDULE 10

      SCHEDULE 11

      SCHEDULE 12

      SCHEDULE 13

      SCHEDULE 14

      SCHEDULE 15

      SCHEDULE 16

S.I. 23, 2016,
S.I. 81, 2016.

PART I
Preliminary

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Gambling Regulations.

2.   Interpretation.

   In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires -

   "cashier's cage" means a secure room used by cashiers in a casino for all cash-related transactions;

   "chip" means a non-metal or partly metal representative of value, redeemable for cash, which is issued or sold by a casino licensee for use at the licensee's casino;

   "drop" means the total amount of money, chips, tokens and credit markers contained in a drop box;

   "drop box" means a locked container permanently marked with a game or shift number corresponding to a permanent number of a table into which all currency exchanged for chips or tokens or credit instruments at the table and all other documents pertaining to transactions at the table shall be placed;

   "hard count room" means a room in which coins are counted in a casino;

   "soft count room" means a room in which notes are counted in a casino; and

   "token" means a metal or other representative of value, redeemable for cash which is sold at a casino for use in slot machines, at table games or counter games.

PART II
Gambling Establishments

3.   Application for gambling establishment licence

   (1) A person may make an application to the Authority for a gambling establishment licence, in Form 1 set out in Schedule 1, and such application shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

   (2) An application under subregulation (1) shall be accompanied by such supporting documents and information as may be required by the Authority.

   (3) Where the documents or information supplied by an applicant under this regulation change subsequent to the application being lodged with the Authority but prior to the application being decided by the Authority, the applicant shall notify the Authority, in writing, of the changes in the documents or information.

4.   Grant of licence

   (1) The Authority shall, where it is satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements for the grant of a gambling establishment licence, grant the applicant such licence in Form 2 set out in Schedule 1, upon payment of the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

   (2) The Authority shall, within seven days after the decision to grant a licence under subregulation (1), notify the applicant, in writing, that the licence has been granted.

   (3) Where the Authority has refused to grant a licence to an applicant, the Authority shall notify the applicant, in writing, within seven days of the decision and shall furnish the applicant with reasons for the refusal.

5.   Renewal of licence

   A licensee under this Part may make an application to the Authority in Form 3 set out in Schedule 1 for the renewal of a gambling establishment licence, and such application shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

6.   Duplicate licence

   A licensee may make an application to the Authority for a duplicate gambling establishment licence, in Form 4 set out in Schedule 1, upon payment of the fee prescribed under Schedule 14, where the original licence is lost, mutilated or destroyed.

7.   Transfer of licence

   (1) A licensee may make an application to the Authority in Form 5 set out in Schedule 1 to transfer a gambling establishment licence to another person, or for a gambling establishment licence to be transferred from one premises to another, upon payment of the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

   (2) An application made under subregulation (1) shall be subject to the provisions of regulation 74.

8.   Licence available due to surrender, expiration, etc.

   (1) A person may make an application to the Authority in Form 6 set out in Schedule 1 to the Authority for a gambling establishment licence that has become available due to surrender by a licensee, which has been revoked by the Authority, or which has expired and has not been renewed.

   (2) An application made in accordance with subregulation (1) shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

PART III
Casinos

9.   Application for a casino licence

   (1) A person may make an application to the Authority for a casino licence in Form 7 set out in Schedule 2, upon payment of the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

   (2) An application under subregulation (1) shall be accompanied by such supporting documents and information as may be required by the Authority.

   (3) Where the documents or information supplied by an applicant under this regulation change subsequent to the application being lodged with the Authority but prior to the application being decided by the Authority, the applicant shall notify the Authority, in writing, of the changes in the documents or information.

10.   Grant of licence

   (1) The Authority shall, where it is satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements for the grant of a casino licence, grant the applicant such licence in Form 8 set out in Schedule 2, upon payment of the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

   (2) The Authority shall, within seven days after the decision to grant a licence under subregulation (1), notify the applicant, in writing, that the licence has been granted.

   (3) Where the Authority has refused to grant a licence to an applicant, the Authority shall notify the applicant, in writing, within seven days of the decision and shall furnish the applicant with reasons for the refusal.

11.   Renewal of licence

   A licensee under this Part, may make an application to the Authority in Form 9 set out in Schedule 2, for the renewal of his or her casino licence, and such application shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

12.   Duplicate licence

   A licensee may make an application to the Authority for a duplicate licence, in Form 10 set out in Schedule 2, upon payment of the fee prescribed under Schedule 14, where the original licence is lost, mutilated or destroyed.

13.   Transfer of licence

   Subject to regulation 74, a licensee may make an application to the Authority in Form 11 set out in Schedule 2 for his or her casino licence to be transferred to another person, or to be transferred from one premises to another, upon payment of the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

14.   Licence available due to surrender, expiration, etc.

   (1) A person may make an application in Form 12 set out in Schedule 2 to the Authority for a casino licence that has become available due to surrender by a licensee, which has been revoked by the Authority, or which has expired and has not been renewed.

   (2) An application made in accordance with subregulation (1) shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed under Schedule 14.

15.   Details to be specified on casino licence

   A casino licence shall specify -

   (a)   such games, tables and gambling machines as are to be played in or on part of the licensed premises;

   (b)   the number of tables for the playing of any game and the number of gambling machines; and

   (c)   the carrying on by the licensee in the licensed premises of any trade or business specified in the casino licence.

16.   Stakes and prizes

   (1) The Authority shall determine the minimum and maximum stakes allowed and prizes payable in respect of winning wagers applicable to every licensed game at a casino.

   (2) The minimum and maximum stakes allowed and prizes payable in accordance with subregulation (1) shall be displayed at all times by the licensee on the table or in a conspicuous place adjacent to the table.

   (3) A pay-off schedule or an award card in a casino shall state the actual pay-off or award applicable to a particular game and shall not be worded in such a manner as to mislead or deceive the public.

17.   Casino gambling machines

   (1) A casino gambling machine shall have a theoretical and demonstrable return to the public of not less than 80 per cent.

   (2) A licensee shall clearly display or make easily accessible to players all winning combinations, together with corresponding prizes, on every casino gambling machine exposed for play.

18.   Playing cards, dice and roulette balls control

   A licensee shall submit to the Authority for approval, procedures that provide security over a casino game and limit the possibility of unauthorised access and tampering including -

   (a)   a casino game inventory system which includes a record of the following -

      (i)   the balance of playing cards, dice or roulette balls on hand,

      (ii)   playing cards, dice or roulette balls removed from primary storage,

      (iii)   playing cards, dice or roulette balls returned to storage or received from the manufacturer, and

      (iv)   the date when the playing cards, dice or roulette balls were received from the manufacturer;

   (b)   a reconciliation on a daily basis of playing cards, dice or roulette balls distributed, destroyed, cancelled and on reserve;

   (c)   an audit by an independent auditor of the records kept by the licensee in accordance with paragraphs (a) and (b); and

   (d)   procedures for the destruction and cancellation of playing cards, dice or roulette balls.

19.   Application for approval of chips or tokens

   (1) A licensee shall make an application, in writing, to the Authority for the approval of chips or tokens to be used in the applicant's casino.

   (2) A licensee shall make an application, in writing, to the Authority for the approval of modifications to chips or tokens previously approved by the Authority.

   (3) An application made under subregulations (1) and (2) shall include -

   (a)   an exact drawing, in colour, of each side and the edge of the proposed chip or token, drawn to actual size or drawn to larger than actual size and in scale, and showing the measurements of the proposed chip or token in each dimension;

   (b)   specifications for the proposed chips or tokens;

   (c)   the names and addresses of the manufacturer of the proposed chips or tokens; and

   (d)   the licensee's intended use of the chips or tokens.

   (4) Where the Authority is satisfied that the proposed chips or tokens conform to the requirements set out in subregulation (3) and any other information required by the Authority, the Authority shall notify the licensee, in writing, to submit a sample of the proposed chips or tokens in final, manufactured form.

   (5) Where the Authority is satisfied that the sample of chips or tokens requested under subregulation (4), conform to the requirements set out in subregulation (3), the Authority shall, in writing, notify the licensee of its approval of the proposed chips or tokens.

   (6) A licensee shall not use chips or tokens that are not issued for use at specific tables or counter games.

20.   Specifications for chips and tokens

   (1) A licensee shall not use chips or tokens that deceptively resemble any current or past currency coins used in Botswana or any other country.

   (2) A licensee shall ensure that each chip or token used for play at the licensee's casino shall contain the following specifications -

   (a)   an inscription of the name of the casino issuing the chip or token on each side of the chip or token, and an inscription of the name of the city or other locality where the casino is located on at least one side of each chip or token, unless the chip or token is used exclusively at roulette;

   (b)   an inscription of each side of a chip or token of the value of the chip or token, unless the chip or token is used exclusively at roulette;

   (c)   an inscription on at least one side of each chip or token, unless the chip or token is used exclusively at roulette, of the manufacturer's name or a distinctive logo or other mark identifying the manufacturer; and

   (d)   each chip or token shall be designed in such a way that when stacked with chips and tokens of other denominations and viewed on closed-circuit television, the denomination of the chips or tokens can be distinguished from that of the other chips or tokens in the stack.

21.   Use of chips and tokens

   (1) A licensee who uses chips and tokens shall -

   (a)   sell chips and tokens only to patrons of the licensee's casino and only at the patrons' requests;

   (b)   promptly redeem the casino's chips and tokens for the casino's patrons;

   (c)   post signs conspicuously which contain information on the prohibition of the use of the licensee's chips outside the licensee's casino for any monetary purpose or other purpose; and

   (d)   take reasonable steps to ensure that the licensee does not issue chips and tokens to its patrons which were issued by other casino licensees.

   (2) A licensee shall accept chips or tokens only as payment for the specific purpose that the chips or tokens were issued for and for the payment of food and beverages offered at the casino.

   (3) A licensee shall not offer chips or tokens as change in any other transaction other than for the transaction for which the chips or tokens were issued for.

   (4) A licensee shall not knowingly sell, use, permit the use of, accept or redeem chips or tokens issued by another licensee except where the chips or tokens are presented by a patron of the licensee for redemption after showing proof that he or she received the chips or tokens from the gambling machines or from an employee of the licensee.

   (5) A licensee may redeem chips whose use is restricted to uses other than at table games or at specified table games for chips issued for use at the table games or specified table games and the redeemed chips shall be placed by the licensee in the table's drop box, separated from other chips and properly accounted for during the count performed in terms of the licensee's internal control system.

   (6) A licensee who contravenes the provisions of subregulation (4), commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P5 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

22.   Redemption and disposal of discontinued chips and tokens

   (1) A licensee who permanently removes from use or replaces approved chips or tokens at the licensee's casino, or who ceases to operate a casino shall prepare a plan for redeeming discontinued chips and tokens that remain outstanding at the time of the discontinuation.

   (2) A licensee shall submit a plan under subregulation (1) to the Authority not later than 30 days before the proposed removal from use, replacement of the chips or tokens or ceasing to operate a casino, unless the cause for the discontinuation of the chips or tokens cannot be reasonably anticipated, in which event the licensee must submit the plan as soon as is reasonably practicable.

   (3) The plan referred to under subregulation (1) shall provide for -

   (a)   the redemption of outstanding, discontinued chips and tokens for at least 120 days after the removal from use, replacement or cessation of operations, as the case may be;

   (b)   the redemption of the chips and tokens at the premises of the casino or such other location as the Authority may approve;

   (c)   the publication of a notice for the discontinuance and redemption of the chips and tokens and the locations of the redemption in at least two newspapers circulating in Botswana at least twice during each week of the redemption period;

   (d)   the notice under paragraph (c) to be placed conspicuously at the premises of the licensee or other location where the redemption will take place; and

   (e)   the destruction or such other disposition of the discontinued chips and tokens.

   (4) A licensee who fails to submit a plan in accordance with sub-regulation (2), commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P5 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

23.   Destruction of counterfeit chips and tokens

   (1) A licensee shall destroy or otherwise dispose of counterfeit chips and tokens discovered at the licensee's casino in such manner as may be approved by the Authority.

   (2) A licensee may dispose of currency coins used in Botswana or any other country discovered to have been unlawfully used at the licensee's casino by including the coins in the casino's coin inventories or in the case of foreign currency coins by exchanging such coins for local currency coins and including the foreign currency coins in the casino's coin inventories or by disposing of them by any other lawful means.

   (3) A licensee shall keep a record, in addition to any other information that the Authority may require, of -

   (a)   the number and denominations, actual and purported, of the coins and counterfeit chips and tokens destroyed or otherwise disposed of in terms of this regulation;

   (b)   the date on which the counterfeit chips, tokens and coins were discovered;

   (c)   the place and method of destruction or other disposition, including in the case of foreign coin exchanges, the exchange rate and the name of the bank, exchange company or other business or person with whom the coins were exchanged; and

   (d)   the names of the persons carrying out the destruction or other disposition on behalf of the licensee.

24.   Promotional chips and tokens and other value instruments

   (1) A licensee shall use promotional chips and tokens that are designed and manufactured in accordance with the following specifications -

   (a)   they shall be of such shape and size as to be distinguishable from other chips and tokens as determined by the Authority; and

   (b)   each side of each promotional chip and token shall be clearly inscribed with the words "No Cash Value".

   (2) A licensee shall not use or permit the use of promotional chips and tokens other than for the promotions or tournaments for which they are issued.

   (3) A value instrument shall be of such shape, size and design and have such other specifications as the Authority may approve.

   (4) The Authority may deny approval of value instruments other than chips and tokens or may grant approval subject to such conditions as the Authority considers appropriate.

25.   Receipt of chips and tokens from manufacturer or distributor

   (1) A licensee shall keep a record of -

   (a)   the denomination of all chips and tokens received from a manufacturer or distributor;

   (b)   the descriptions of the chips or tokens;

   (c)   the date of receipt of the chips or tokens; and

   (d)   the signatures of the persons who received the chips or tokens.

   (2) A deviation between the invoice accompanying the chips or tokens and the actual number of chips or tokens received, or any defects found in such chips or tokens shall be reported by the licensee to the Authority as soon as reasonably practicable.

   (3) A licensee shall store in a separate locked compartment any chips or tokens received in accordance with subregulation (1) which are to be held in reserve, and the licensee shall record such chips or tokens in the chip inventory ledger as reserve chips.

   (4) A licensee who fails to comply with the provisions of subregulation (3) commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P5 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

26.   Inventory of chips and tokens

   (1) A licensee shall record in the chip inventory ledger the denominations, number and amount of chips and tokens taken from or returned to the chip inventory, together with the date and signatures of the persons carrying out this process.

   (2) A licensee shall, on a daily basis -

   (a)   compute and record the unredeemed liability for each denomination of chips and tokens;

   (b)   cause to be made an inventory of chips and tokens in circulation; and

   (c)   cause the result of the inventory made under paragraph (b) to be recorded in the chip inventory ledger on a monthly basis.

   (3) A licensee shall submit, in writing, the procedures used to compute the unredeemed liability and the procedures used for the inventory of chips and tokens to the Authority for approval.

   (4) A licensee shall store, in a vault or cashier's cage, all chips and tokens during non-gambling hours:

Provided that chips representing the table bankroll may be locked in a secure compartment.

27.   Prohibited transactions by licensees

   (1) A licensee shall not exchange chips or tokens for cash except to enable a patron to participate in gambling where cash is used as the stake after the patron has participated in the game or for the purpose of converting such cash.

   (2) A licensee shall not -

   (a)   issue cheques or other negotiable instruments; or

   (b)   transfer any funds to or on behalf of a patron, in exchange for cash, chips, tokens or other value instruments, unless the licensee is satisfied that the patron has genuinely participated in gambling.

28.   Transactions to be reported

   (1) A licensee shall keep and maintain a record of the following transactions -

   (a)   exchanging chips or tokens for cash or other negotiable instrument with or on behalf of a patron in any transaction in which the amount of the exchange exceeds P10 000;

   (b)   issuing a cheque or other negotiable instrument to a patron, or otherwise effecting any transfer of funds on behalf of a patron, in exchange for cash or other negotiable instrument in any transaction in which the amount of the exchange exceeds P10 000;

   (c)   redeeming more than P10 000 worth of the licensee's chips from a patron for cash or other negotiable instrument in any transaction;

   (d)   selling or issuing in any transaction more than P10 000 worth of the licensee's chips to a patron for cash or other negotiable instrument;

   (e)   receiving more than P10 000 in cash or other negotiable instrument as a deposit for gambling or safekeeping purposes;

   (f)   receiving more than P10 000 in cash or other negotiable instrument from a patron as repayment of credit previously extended by the licensee;

   (g)   accepting more than P10 000 in cash or other negotiable instrument in that amount as wager at any gambling activity at which chips are not customarily used for wagering; and

   (h)   receiving from or disbursing to a patron more than P10 000 in cash, or other negotiable instrument in any transaction not specifically covered under paragraphs (a) to (g).

   (2) The amount of cash or other negotiable instrument set under subregulation (1) as the limit for transactions to be reported to the Authority may be reviewed from time to time by the Authority, and the Authority shall notify the Minister, in writing, of such review.

   (3) A licensee shall aggregate all cash transactions between the licensee and a patron or a person who the licensee knows or reasonably believes to be the patron's agent, within a 24-hour period of the transactions being made.

   (4) A licensee shall lodge a copy of the records to be kept by the licensee in terms of subregulation (1) with the Authority within 14 days after the end of the month to which the records relate.

   (5) A licensee who fails to comply with the provisions of sub-regulation (4) commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P5 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

29.   Multiple transactions

   (1) A licensee, the licensee's employees or agents shall not knowingly allow, and the licensee shall take all reasonable steps to prevent, the circumvention of the provisions of regulation 28 by engaging in multiple transactions within a 24-hour period with a patron or a patron's agent.

   (2) A licensee who contravenes the provisions of subregulation (1) commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P5 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

30.   Electronic monitoring requirements

   (1) A licensee shall install a central computer or such other monitoring system, as approved by the Authority, connected to all gambling machines exposed for play, to record and monitor the activities of such machines.

   (2) A licensee shall not alter or modify the approved monitoring system installed in accordance with subregulation (1) without seeking prior approval of the Authority.

   (3) The monitoring system installed in accordance with subregulation (1) shall -

   (a)   provide for an online monitoring and data acquisition capability in a format and medium approved by the Authority ;

   (b)   be configured in such a manner that it can be easily linked to the Authority's monitoring system; and

   (c)   provide for such other monitoring and data acquisition capability as the Authority may determine.

   (4) The monitoring system installed in accordance with subregulation (1), shall be designed and operated to perform and report functions relating to gambling machine meters and other functions by recording -

   (a)   the number and total value of tokens or coins placed in each gambling machine for the purpose of activating play;

   (b)   the number and total value of tokens or coins deposited in the drop box;

   (c)   the number and total value of tokens or coins automatically paid out by each gambling machine;

   (d)   the number and total value of tokens or coins to be paid manually; and

   (e)   such other information as the Authority may require.

   (5) A licensee shall store in a machine readable format, all information required in accordance with subregulation (4) for a period of five years in addition to such other documentation that the Authority may require to be stored.

   (6) The Authority shall -

   (a)   appoint a suitable service provider for the configuration maintenance of any monitoring system installed by a licensee; and

   (b)   allow any existing licensee a grace period of three months to have a monitoring system configured and linked to the Authority's monitoring system.

   (7) The Authority may disable any gambling machine through the monitoring system if it does not comply with the provisions of this Regulation.

   (8) A licensee who fails to comply with the provisions of subregulations (2) and (5), commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P5 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

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