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VOLUME: III
CASINO
CHAPTER: 19:01


Part:II Casino Control Board (ss 3-7)

PART II
Casino Control Board (ss 3-7)

[Ch1901s3]3.       Establishment and constitution of Board

            (1) There is hereby established a Board to be known as the Casino Control Board.

            (2) The Board shall consist of a Chairman, who shall not be a public officer, and two other members, who shall be public officers, all of which members shall be appointed by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.

            (3) A person shall not be qualified to be appointed a member of the Board if he-

     (a)     is a member of the National Assembly;

     (b)     has been declared insolvent or adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in force in Botswana or elsewhere and has not been discharged, or has made a composition with his creditors and has not paid his debts in full; or

     (c)     has been convicted of any offence involving dishonesty.

            (4) A member of the Board shall hold office for such period, not exceeding three years, as may be specified in the notice appointing him and on the expiration of such period shall be eligible for reappointment.

            (5) There shall be paid to the Chairman of the Board out of public funds such remuneration and allowances as the Minister may prescribe.

            (6) A quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be two members.

            (7) The Minister shall appoint a Secretary to the Board.

[Ch1901s4]4.       Temporary members

            When the Minister is satisfied that a member of the Board is temporarily incapacitated by illness, absence or other cause from satisfactorily performing the duties of his office, the Minister may by notice in the Gazette appoint temporarily to act in his place a person other than a public officer, in the case of the Chairman, or a public officer, in the case of a member other than the Chairman, for such period not exceeding six months as the Minister may specify.

[Ch1901s5]5.       Vacation of office

            (1) The Chairman or any other member may at any time resign his office by notice in writing addressed to the Minister,and on the receipt of such notice by the Minister the office of such member shall become vacant.

            (2)        The Minister may by instrument in writing require any member to vacate his office if, after giving such member an opportunity to be heard, the Minister is satisfied that such member-

     (a)     has been absent from meetings of the Board without reasonable excuse for a period exceeding six consecutive months;

     (b)     is unable to exercise the functions of his office by reason of illness, absence or other cause and has been, or is likely to be, so unable for a period exceeding six months; or

     (c)     is otherwise unfit to discharge the functions of his office.

[Ch1901s6]6.       Filling of casual vacancies

            If a member dies or otherwise vacates his office before the expiration of the period for which he was appointed the Minister may by notice in the Gazette appoint in his place a person other than a public officer, in the case of the Chairman, or a public officer, in the case of a member other than the Chairman, until the expiration of that period.

[Ch1901s7]7.       Functions of Board

            It shall be the function of the Board-

     (a)     to regulate and control the development of casinos;

     (b)     with the approval of the Minister, to define areas in which casinos may be established and operated;

     (c)     to receive and consider applications for licences, to verify information contained therein or submitted therewith, and to issue or refuse licences;

     (d)     to receive, consider and decide upon applications for transfer of licences;

     (e)     to ensure that such sums of money as may be due to the Government by licensees are duly paid and accounted for;

     (f)      to ensure that licensees maintain the casinos in respect of which they are licensed to the required standard;

     (g)     for any of its members, or to authorize any person to enter and inspect a casino at such times and in such manner as it may deem necessary in order to ascertain whether the terms and conditions of a licence are being observed;

     (h)     to consult such persons having technical or expert knowledge of matters to be considered by the Board as it may consider necessary; and

     (i)      to do all things necessary or convenient for the purpose of carrying out its functions.