—(1) Any person who —
being the owner or occupier or having the use temporarily or otherwise thereof keeps or uses a place as a common gaming house;
permits a place of which he is the owner or occupier or of which he has the use temporarily or otherwise to be kept or used by another person as a common gaming house;
has the care or management of or in any manner assists in the management of a place kept or used as a common gaming house;
announces or publishes or causes to be announced or published, either orally or by means of any print, writing, design, sign or otherwise, that any place is opened, kept or used as a common gaming house, or in any other manner invites or solicits any person to commit a breach of section 7, 8 or 9; or
conducts in or through any newspaper or any other periodical publication, or in connection with any trade or business or the sale of any article to the public —
any competition in which prizes are offered for forecasts of the results either of a future event or of a past event the result of which is not yet ascertained or not yet generally known; or
any other competition success in which does not depend to a substantial degree upon the exercise of skill,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000 and shall also be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.
(1A) Subsection (1)(d) shall not apply to —
the Singapore Totalisator Board;
any totalisator agency appointed by the Singapore Totalisator Board; and
any agent appointed by the Singapore Totalisator Board to operate or conduct any totalisator, lottery, betting or gaming activity.
(2) Any person who occupies or has the use temporarily of a place which is kept or used by another person as a common gaming house shall unless that person proves that he has no knowledge that the place is kept or used as a common gaming house be deemed to have permitted the place to be so kept or used.