Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956


2.—In this Act—

“banker” in relation to a game means the banker or other person by whom the game is managed, or against whom the other players stake, play or bet;

“gaming” means playing a game (whether of skill or chance or partly of skill and partly of chance) for stakes hazarded by the players;

“gaming instrument” means any table or instrument of gaming and any coin, card, token or other article used as an instrument or means of gaming;

“gaming licence” means a licence under section 19;

“local authority” means a body being the council of a county, the corporation of a county or other borough, the council of an urban district or the commissioners of a town;

“lottery” includes all competitions for money or money's worth involving guesses or estimates of future events or of past events the results of which are not yet ascertained or not yet generally known;

“lottery licence” means a licence under section 28;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Justice;

“public place” means any place to which the public have access whether as of right or by permission and whether subject to or free of charge;

“society” includes a club, institution, organisation or other association of persons by whatever name called;

“stake” includes any payment for the right to take part in a game and any other form of payment required to be made as a condition of taking part in the game but does not include a payment made solely for facilities provided for the playing of the game;

“Superintendent” includes an Inspector acting as Superintendent.