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CHAPTER: 19:01





                 1.        Short title

                 2.        Interpretation


Casino Control Board

                 3.        Establishment and constitution of Board

                 4.        Temporary members

                 5.        Vacation of office

                 6.        Filling of casual vacancies

                 7.        Functions of Board


Licensing and Operation of Casinos

                 8.        Licence

                 9.        No alterations to casino premises without Board's approval

                10.        Revocation or surrender of licence

                11.        Revocation of licence following conviction

                12.        Appeals

                13.        Operation of casino

                14.        Right of certain police officers to enter casino

                15.        Prohibition of certain persons from entering casino premises

                16.        Prohibition of gaming by certain persons

                17.        Persons to participate in games only on cash basis

                18.        Sale, etc. of intoxicating liquor

                19.        Non-application of certain laws

                20.        Advertising



                21.        Licence levy

                22.        Payments to be made to Board

                23.        Licence levy to be deductible expense



                24.        Auditing and inspections

                25.        Minister to appoint assistant to Board

                26.        Board's accounts and audit thereof

                27.        Annual report by Board

                28.        Power of Minister to give directions

                29.        Restriction on use of word "casino"

                30.        Non-liability of Government

                31.        Penalties

                32.        Jurisdiction of magistrates

                33.        Regulations


Act 19, 1971,
Act 50, 1971,
Act 30, 1973,
Act 11, 1979,
Act 37, 1982.

An Act to provide for the licensing of casinos and the regulation and supervision thereof and to provide for matters incidental to and connected therewith.

[Date of Commencement: 14th May, 1971]

Part:I Preliminary (ss 1-2)

Preliminary (ss 1-2)

[Ch1901s1]1.       Short title

            This Act may be cited as the Casino Act.

[Ch1901s2]2.       Interpretation

            In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

            "Board" means the Casino Control Board established by section 3;

            "casino" means premises on which gaming is conducted and in respect of which a licence is in force;

            "game" means a game of chance played for money or money's worth;

            "gaming" means the playing of any game;

            "gaming area" means an area in a casino specified and defined under section 8(2);

            "gaming revenue" means the total amount of all sums received as winnings by the licensee, including any amount deducted by him for his benefit from any stake or bank in any game, less only the total of all sums paid out by him as losses in respect of games played under his licence;

            "gaming room" means a room in the gaming area of a casino for gaming, and any adjoining room or verandah;

            "intoxicating liquor" has the same meaning as in the Cap. 43:11 Liquor Act;

            "licence" means a licence granted under section 8 to establish and operate a casino;

            "licensee" means the holder of a licence;

            "money's worth" includes any counter or chip representing money or any article of value.