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-
any equipment used in connection with a casino; and
the licensee to repair or replace such equipment as may be found to be
[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
(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
accounts of the Board have been properly kept; and
Board has complied with all the financial provisions of this Act with which it
is its duty to comply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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-
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;
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;
standards of maintenance for casinos and the grounds thereof;
for the supervision of casinos by the Board and the police;
the advertising of a casino; and
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.