—(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 betting-house or betting information centre;
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 as a common betting-house or betting information centre;
has the care or management of or in any manner assists in the management or in the business of, a place kept or used as a common betting-house or betting information centre;
receives directly or indirectly any money or valuable thing, for or in respect of any bet or wager on any such event or contingency, as is mentioned in this Act, in a common betting-house or betting information centre; or
announces, exhibits or publishes, or causes to be announced, exhibited or published, either orally or by means of any letter, circular, telegram, placard, handbill, card, print, writing, design, sign, advertisement or otherwise that a place is opened, kept or used as a common betting-house or betting information centre within or without Singapore, or in any other manner invites or solicits any person to commit a breach of any of the provisions of this Act,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $20,000 and not more than $200,000 and shall also be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.
(1A) Subsection (1)(e) 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 betting-house or betting information centre shall be presumed until the contrary is proved to have permitted that place to be so kept or used.