—(1) The Authority shall, with the approval of the Minister, appoint a Chief Executive on such terms and conditions as the Authority may determine.
(2) The Chief Executive shall —
be known by such designation as the Authority may determine;
be responsible to the Authority for the proper administration and management of the functions and affairs of the Authority in accordance with the policy laid down by the Authority; and
not be removed from office without the consent of the Minister.
(3) The Minister shall consult the Public Service Commission before granting his approval under subsection (1) or before giving his consent under subsection (2)(c).
(4) If the Chief Executive is temporarily absent from Singapore or temporarily incapacitated by reason of illness or for any other reason temporarily unable to discharge his duties, another person may be appointed by the Authority to act in the place of the Chief Executive during any such period of absence from duty.
(5) The Authority may, from time to time, appoint and employ on such terms and conditions as the Authority may determine such officers, employees, consultants, inspectors and agents as may be necessary for the effective performance of its functions and discharge of its duties.
(6) The Authority may, from time to time, authorise any person to perform any function or duty or to exercise any power under this Act.
14. The functions of an inspector are as follows:
for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not a casino operator is complying with the provisions of this Act, the conditions of the casino licence, and any direction issued by the Authority under this Act —
to inspect casino premises;
to monitor the operations of a casino; and
to examine gaming equipment used in a casino and records kept in relation to a casino;
to monitor the handling and counting of money on casino premises;
to assist in any other manner, where necessary, in the detection of offences committed under this Act on casino premises;
to receive and investigate complaints from casino patrons relating to the conduct of gaming;
to report to the Authority regarding the operations of a casino; and
to perform any other functions as are conferred on inspectors under this Act.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 106; Vic. Gam. RA 2003, s. 10.5.7]
—(1) An inspector may do any one or more of the following:
require any person in possession of, or having control of, any machinery, equipment or records relating to the operations of a casino to produce the machinery, equipment or records for inspection and to answer questions or provide information relating to the machinery, equipment or records;
inspect any machinery, equipment or records referred to in paragraph (a) and take copies of, extracts from, or notes relating to, those records;
if the inspector considers it necessary to do so for the purpose of obtaining evidence of the commission of an offence, seize any machinery, equipment or records;
stop any game conducted in a casino;
by written notice require —
the holder of any casino licence, special employee licence, junket promoter’s licence, or other authorisation under this Act;
an employee of a person referred to in sub-paragraph (i); or
any other person associated with operations or their management in premises the inspector is authorised to enter,
to attend before the inspector at a specified time and place and to answer questions, or to provide information within a reasonable period specified in the notice, with respect to any activity regulated by this Act;
examine and test any machinery or equipment referred to in paragraph (a) and order the person in charge of the machinery or equipment to withdraw it from use if it is unsatisfactory for use;
investigate any complaint from a patron of a casino relating to the conduct of any activity regulated by this Act;
any other thing authorised by this Act to be done by an inspector.
(2) If an inspector seizes any thing under this section, it may be retained by the inspector until the completion of any proceedings (including proceedings on appeal) in which it may be evidence but, in the case of records, the person from whom the records were seized shall be permitted to inspect and make copies of the records.
(3) Subsection (2) ceases to have effect in relation to things seized if, on the application of a person aggrieved by the seizure, the court in which proceedings referred to in that subsection are instituted so orders.
[Vic. Gam. RA 2003, s. 10.5.9]
—(1) An inspector who exercises a right of entry to casino premises under section 118 or under a search warrant may require a person on the premises to state the person’s full name and residential address.
(2) An inspector is not authorised to require a person to state his name or address unless the inspector —
suspects on reasonable grounds that the person has committed an offence; and
has informed the person, at the time of stating the requirement, that it is an offence to fail to comply with the requirement.
(3) Any person who fails to comply with a requirement made under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.
[Vic. Gam. RA 2003, s. 10.5.10]
—(1) An inspector may seize —
any thing that the inspector reasonably suspects is gaming equipment that is not authorised under this Act to be on the casino premises; or
any article or thing the use or possession of which is unlawful.
(2) A police officer or an inspector may apply to a court upon completion of the investigation in relation to any item seized under subsection (1) for an order that the item seized under that subsection be forfeited to the Authority.
(3) On an application under subsection (2), the court shall order that the item be forfeited to the Authority if the court is satisfied that the item is —
gaming equipment that is not authorised under this Act to be on the casino premises; or
any article or thing the use or possession of which is unlawful,
as the case may be, regardless of whether a charge has been filed in relation to the item or whether a person has been convicted of an offence in relation to the item.
(4) Any item forfeited under this section shall be disposed of in accordance with any direction of the court.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 165; Vic. Gam. RA 2003, s. 10.5.29]