Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956

Gaming on licensed premises.

9.—(1) The licensee of premises licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor shall not permit gaming on the premises.

(2) This section shall not prohibit the licensee or his private friends from playing cards for stakes in a part of the premises other than that in which the sale of intoxicating liquor generally takes place if the friends are being entertained by him at his own expense.

(3) This section does not apply to the playing of a game where no stake is hazarded by the players other than a charge for the right to take part in the game, provided that—

(a) only one such charge is made in respect of the day on which the game is played, and

(b) the charge is of the same amount for all the players, and

(c) the promoter (if any) derives no personal profit from the promotion of the game.

(4) A conviction for an offence under this section shall, if the Court in its discretion so thinks proper, be recorded on the licence.