Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956


27.—(1) A Superintendent of the Garda Síochána, on the application of any person residing in his district, may issue a permit for the promotion of a lottery in accordance with this section.

(2) The lottery shall comply with the following conditions:—

(a) the permit-holder shall derive no personal profit from the lottery;

(b) the total value of the prizes shall be not more than three hundred pounds;

(c) the value of each prize shall be stated on every ticket or coupon.

(3) A permit shall not be granted more than once in six months for the benefit of any one beneficiary.

(4) Where, however, a carnival, bazaar, sports meeting, local festival, exhibition or other like event is being organised, the permit may authorise the promotion of more than one lottery in conjunction with it. If more than one lottery is held in any week, the total value of the prizes for the week shall be not more than three hundred pounds.

(5) An appeal shall lie to the District Court from the refusal of a Superintendent to grant a permit. The decision of the District Court shall be final.