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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II CASINO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Division 1 — Establishment, incorporation and constitution of Authority

Division 2 — Functions, duties and powers of Authority

Division 3 — Provisions relating to staff and inspectors

Division 4 — Financial provisions

Division 5 — General

Division 6 — Transfer of property, assets, liabilities and employees

Part III LICENSING OF CASINOS

Part IV SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF CASINO OPERATORS

Division 1 — Directions, investigations, etc.

Division 2 — Controlled shareholdings

Division 3 — Contracts

Part V LICENSING OF CASINO EMPLOYEES

Part VI CASINO OPERATIONS

Division 1 — Casino layout, games, gaming machines, etc.

Division 2 — Gaming measures

Division 3 — Disputes between casino operator and patron

Division 4 — Entry to casino premises

Division 5 — Prohibited acts within casino premises

Part VII MINORS

Part VIII CASINO INTERNAL CONTROLS

Part IX CASINO TAX

Part X NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING

Part XI GENERAL OFFENCES

Part XII ENFORCEMENT POWERS AND PROCEEDINGS

Part XIII MISCELLANEOUS

THE SCHEDULE Constitution and Proceedings of Authority

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

 
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Division 2 — Gaming measures
Linked jackpot arrangement unlawful without approval
105.
—(1)  A person shall not, without the approval of the Authority, install or cause to be installed any linked jackpot arrangement.
(2)  The Authority shall not approve any linked jackpot arrangement —
(a)
between a casino in Singapore and any place outside Singapore;
(b)
between a casino in Singapore and any place permitted to operate a fruit machine under the Private Lotteries Act (Cap. 250); or
(c)
prohibited by regulations made under this Act.
(3)  Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be —
(a)
liable to disciplinary action, in the case of a casino operator or a licensed special employee; or
(b)
guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both, in any other case.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 62B]
Assistance to patrons
106.
—(1)  A casino operator shall —
(a)
display a notice in accordance with the directions of the Authority informing patrons where a copy of the rules for games under section 100 may be inspected;
(b)
display prominently in the casino —
(i)
the advice or information concerning those rules, the mode of payment of winning wagers and the odds of winning each wager; and
(ii)
such other advice or information to the player as the Authority directs; and
(c)
display prominently at each gaming table or location related to the playing of a game, a sign indicating the permissible minimum and maximum wagers pertaining to the game played there.
(2)  A casino operator shall —
(a)
allow a patron to inspect a copy of the rules for games on request; and
(b)
establish a system to allow patrons to voluntarily set loss limits for gaming.
(3)  Any casino operator who fails to comply with subsection (1) or (2) shall be liable to disciplinary action.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 66]
Operation of security equipment, etc.
107.
—(1)  A casino operator shall ensure that all casino installations, equipment and procedures for security and safety purposes are used, operated and applied in accordance with the directions of the Authority.
(2)  Any casino operator who fails to comply with subsection (1) shall be liable to disciplinary action.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 67]
Credit, etc.
108.
—(1)  Except to the extent that this section or regulations relating to credit allow, no casino operator, licensed junket promoter, agent of a casino operator or casino employee shall, in connection with any gaming in the casino —
(a)
accept a wager made otherwise than by means of money or chips;
(b)
lend money or any valuable thing;
(c)
provide money or chips as part of a transaction involving a credit card;
(d)
extend any other form of credit; or
(e)
except with the approval of the Authority, wholly or partly release or discharge a debt.
(2)  A casino operator may establish for a person a deposit account to which is to be credited the amount of any deposit to the account comprising —
(a)
money;
(b)
a cheque payable to the casino operator; or
(c)
a traveller’s cheque.
(3)  The casino operator may issue to a person who establishes a deposit account and debit to the account chip purchase vouchers, cheques or money, not exceeding in total value the amount standing to the credit of the account at the time of issue of the vouchers, cheques or money.
(4)  The casino operator may, in exchange for a cheque payable to the casino operator or a traveller’s cheque, issue to a person chip purchase vouchers of a value equivalent to the amount of the cheque or traveller’s cheque.
(5)  A cheque accepted by the casino operator may, by agreement with the casino operator, be redeemed in exchange for the equivalent in value to the amount of the cheque of any one or more of the following:
(a)
money;
(b)
cheque payable to the casino operator;
(c)
chip purchase vouchers;
(d)
chips.
(6)  The casino operator —
(a)
shall, within the time specified by the Authority by notice in writing given to the casino operator for the purposes of this subsection, deposit with an authorised bank a cheque accepted by the casino operator under this section; and
(b)
shall not agree to the redemption of such a cheque for the purpose of avoiding compliance with paragraph (a).
(7)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, a casino operator or a licensed junket promoter may provide chips on credit to a person —
(a)
who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore (as defined in section 116(9)); or
(b)
who is a premium player,
if the casino operator or licensed junket promoter (as the case may be) and the person satisfy the requirements of any relevant controls and procedures approved by the Authority under section 138.
(8)  Any —
(a)
casino operator who contravenes subsection (1) or (6); or
(b)
licensed junket promoter, agent of a casino operator or casino employee who contravenes subsection (1),
shall be —
(i)
liable to disciplinary action, in the case of a casino operator, licensed special employee or licensed junket promoter; or
(ii)
guilty of an offence, in any other case.
(9)  Any person who —
(a)
provides chips on credit to persons other than as permitted in subsection (7)(a) or (b) shall be deemed to be a moneylender for the purposes of the Moneylenders Act (Cap. 188); and
(b)
lends money in accordance with this section shall be deemed not to be a moneylender for the purposes of the Moneylenders Act.
(10)  In this section, “cheque” means a cheque (other than a traveller’s cheque) that —
(a)
is drawn on an account of an authorised bank for a specific amount payable on demand; and
(b)
is dated but not post-dated.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 68]
Automatic teller machines prohibited within casino premises
109.
—(1)  A casino operator shall not provide or allow another person to provide any automatic teller machine within the boundaries of the casino premises.
(2)  Any casino operator who contravenes subsection (1) shall be liable to disciplinary action.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 81AA]
Junkets
110.
—(1)  No person shall organise, promote or conduct a junket without a licence granted by the Authority in accordance with the regulations.
(2)  The Authority shall not grant a licence to a junket promoter unless satisfied that the criteria specified in the regulations are met.
(3)  Any casino operator which enters into an agreement with an unlicensed junket promoter to organise or promote a junket shall be liable to disciplinary action.
(4)  The Authority may, by notice in writing, require a casino operator to terminate any agreement with an unlicensed junket promoter within the time specified in the notice, and any casino operator which fails to comply with such notice shall be liable to disciplinary action.
(5)  Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction —
(a)
in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $150,000; or
(b)
in any other case, to a fine not exceeding $300,000,
and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding —
(i)
$15,000, in the case of an individual; or
(ii)
$30,000, in any other case,
for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.
(6)  The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for or with respect to —
(a)
regulating or prohibiting the promotion and conduct of junkets;
(b)
the licensing of junket promoters;
(c)
arrangements for premium players; and
(d)
the obligations of casino operators in relation to junket promoters and premium players.
(7)  In particular, the regulations may —
(a)
impose restrictions on who may be approved to organise or promote a junket;
(b)
prescribe the procedure for applications for the approval of the Authority;
(c)
prescribe the fees to be charged;
(d)
require the junket promoter or the casino operator concerned to give the Authority advance notice of the junket and to furnish to the Authority detailed information concerning the conduct of and the arrangements for the conduct of any junket;
(e)
require any contract or other agreement that relates to the conduct of a junket to be in a form and containing provisions approved by the Authority;
(f)
require the junket promoter or the casino operator concerned to give specified information concerning the conduct of the junket to participants in the junket;
(g)
require the junket promoter or the casino operator concerned to give the Authority advance notice of any arrangement for premium players and to furnish to the Authority specified information concerning the arrangement;
(h)
regulate the conduct of licensed junket promoters and prescribe the disciplinary actions, including a financial penalty not exceeding $400,000, against any licensed junket promoter who contravenes any provision of the regulations; and
(i)
provide that any contravention of any provision of the regulations shall be an offence punishable with a fine not exceeding $100,000 or with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or with both.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 69 (prior to repeal by Act No. 114/2003)]