[Chap1902]CHAPTER 19:02 ]




   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation


   3.   Lotteries deemed lawful

   4.   Conditions to be observed in promotion of and conduct of lottery

   5.   Penalties

   6.   Returns to be made by promoters

Games of Chance

   7.   Certain games of chance not unlawful

   8.   Returns to be made by the promoters

Totalizator Control

   9.   Delegation

   10.   Use of unlicensed totalizator an offence

   11.   Lottery conducted on totalizator not unlawful

   12.   Licensing of totalizator

   13.   Totalizator transactions to be recorded

   14.   Persons under 18 years may not use totalizator

   15.   Limiting commission and prescribing tax

   16.   Act does not validate betting transactions

   17.   Police powers of entry and inspection

   18.   Penalties

Gaming and Betting

   19.   Gaming houses

   20.   Gaming machines

   21.   Betting houses

   22.   Lotteries

   23.   Keeper of premises defined


   24.   Regulations

   25.   Declaration of a race

Law 28, 1961,
Law 2, 1963,
Law 3, 1963,
L.N. 55, 1965,
L.N. 84, 1966,
L.N. 94, 1966,
Act 5, 1967,
Act 1, 1980,
Act 25, 1980,
Act 6, 1981,
Act 6, 1983,
Act 15, 1983.

An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to lotteries, betting and gaming and matters connected therewith.

[Date of Commencement: 8th May, 1962]

Preliminary (ss 1-2)

[Ch1902s1]1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Lotteries and Betting Act.

[Ch1902s2]2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "horse" includes any pony, galloway or donkey;

   "race" means any foot-race, horse race, dog-race, cycle race, motor-race or boat-race and any other race declared under section 25 to be a race;

   "race-club" means any club or association of persons promoting and controlling racing;

   "race-course" means the place at which a race is or is to be held;

   "Registrar" has the meaning assigned to it in the Cap. 18:01 ">Societies Act;

   "society" means any society registered or exempted under the Societies Act;

   "totalizator" means the contrivance for betting known as the totalizator or any other machine or instrument of betting of a like nature, whether mechanically operated or not.

Lotteries (ss 3-6)

[Ch1902s3]3.   Lotteries deemed lawful

   (1) A lottery shall be deemed to be lawful if it is promoted on behalf of-

   (a)   a society; or

   (b)   an institution or organization prescribed as a charitable institution,

and is promoted and conducted in accordance with the provisions of section 4.

   (2) Regulations may prescribe such institutions or organizations which are considered to be charitable institutions or organizations for the purposes of this Act.

[Ch1902s4]4.   Conditions to be observed in promotion of and conduct of lottery

   The following conditions shall for the purposes of section 3 be observed in the promotion and conduct of a lottery-

   (a)   the promoter of the lottery shall be a member of the society authorized in writing by the governing body of the society to act as such;

   (b)   no remuneration shall be paid in respect of the lottery to the promoter, or to any person employed by him in connection therewith;

   (c)   no ticket or chance shall be sold at a price exceeding P2;

   (d)   the whole proceeds, after deducting sums lawfully appropriated on account of expenses or for the provisions of prizes, shall be applied to the purposes of the society;

   (e)   subject to the provisions of paragraph (ii) of the proviso to section 5, the amount of the proceeds appropriated on account of expenses shall not exceed the expenses actually incurred, or 10 per cent of the whole proceeds, whichever is the less, and the amount of the proceeds ap

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