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VOLUME: III
CASINO
CHAPTER: 19:01


Part:V Miscellaneous (ss 24-33)

PART V
Miscellaneous (ss 24-33)

[Ch1901s24]24.     Auditing and inspections

            (1) A licensee shall keep such proper books of account and records of all transactions connected with the operation of the casino as the Board may require.

            (2) A licensee shall appoint to audit his accounts such auditors as the Board may approve.

            (3) The Board may appoint inspectors who may-

     (a)     scrutinize any equipment used in connection with a casino; and

     (b)     require the licensee to repair or replace such equipment as may be found to be defective.

[Ch1901s25]25.     Minister to appoint assistant to Board

            (1) The Minister shall appoint a person to assist the Board in determining what sums of money are payable to the Government by licensees.

            (2) A person appointed in terms of subsection (1) shall have power to inspect casinos and the books of licensees and such other powers as may be delegated to him by the Board.

[Ch1901s26]26.     Board's accounts and audit thereof

            (1) The Board shall keep proper accounts of all payments made to and by it under the provisions of this Act.

            (2) The accounts in respect of each year shall within four months after the end thereof, or such longer period as the Minister may allow, be audited by the Auditor-General or an accountant approved by him.

            (3) The person conducting the audit shall report in respect of the accounts for each year, in addition to any other matters which he deems it pertinent to comment on, whether or not-

     (a)     he has received all the information and explanations which, to the best of his knowledge and belief, were necessary for the performance of his duties as auditor;

     (b)     the accounts of the Board have been properly kept; and

     (c)     the Board has complied with all the financial provisions of this Act with which it is its duty to comply.

            (4)        The Board shall within 30 days of receiving the report of the person conducting the audit send such report and a copy of the audited accounts to the Minister.

            (5)        The Minister shall, within 30 days of receiving the report and a copy of the audited accounts, lay such report and accounts before the National Assembly.

[Ch1901s27]27.     Annual report by Board

            (1) The Board shall, when sending the auditor's report and a copy of the audited accounts in respect of each year interms of section 26(4), submit to the Minister a comprehensive report on its operations during such year.

            (2)        The Minister shall lay the Board's report before the National Assembly within 30 days of his receiving it.

[Ch1901s28]28.     Power of Minister to give directions

            The Minister may, after consultation with the Board, give to the Board such directions of a general or specific character as to the exercise and performance of its powers in fulfilling its functions as are necessary as a matter of public policy and as are not inconsistent with this Act, and the Board shall give effect to any such directions.

[Ch1901s29]29.     Restriction on use of word "casino"

            (1) A person shall not use the word "casino" as the name, or as part of the name, of trade or business premises unless those premises are a casino or part of a casino.

            (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding P20, and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine of P20 for each day on which the offence is continued after conviction.

[Ch1901s30]30.     Non-liability of Government

            The Government shall not be liable at the suit of any person in respect of anything done or omitted by a licensee in relation to the provision or operation of a casino.

[Ch1901s31]31.     Penalties

            Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act for which no other penalty is prescribed or who contravenes or fails to comply with any condition imposed by the Board in terms of this Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding P1000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.

[Ch1901s32]32.     Jurisdiction of magistrates

            A magistrate shall have jurisdiction summarily to impose any penalty prescribed by this Act.

[Ch1901s33]33.     Regulations

            (1) The Minister may make regulations for the better carrying out of the objects and purposes of this Act and forgiving effect to its principles and provisions, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing may in such regulations-

     (a)     prescribe the manner in which application is to be made for a licence, the manner in which a licence is to be issued and renewed, and the form of a licence;

     (b)     prescribe the manner in which the duties of the person referred to in section 25 are to be carried out and the facilities to be granted to him for that purpose;

     (c)     prescribe standards of maintenance for casinos and the grounds thereof;

     (d)     provide for the supervision of casinos by the Board and the police;

     (e)     regulate the advertising of a casino; and

     (f)      provide for the imposition and recovery of financial penalties by the Board on licensees for breaches of the terms and conditions of the licences which in the opinion of the Board do not warrant cancellation of such licences.

            (2) The Minister may make different regulations applicable to different casinos or casino licences.