The Public Gambling Act, 1867

Act Number:03
Court:Ministry of Home Affairs
Record Number:186703
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THE PUBLIC GAMBLING ACT, 1867
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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CHAPTE R I
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RELIMINARY
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REAMBLE
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ECTIONS
1. Interpretation-clause.
“Common gaming-house”.
2. Power to extend Act.
3. Penalty for owning or keeping, or having charge of, a gaming-house.
4. Penalty for being found in gaming-house.
5. Power to enter and authorise police to enter and search.
6. Finding cards, etc., in suspected houses, to be evidence that such houses are common gaming-
houses.
7. Penalty on persons arrested for giving false names and addresses.
8. On conviction for keeping a gaming-house, instruments of gaming to be destroyed.
9. Proof of playing for stakes unnecessary.
10. Magistrate may require any person apprehended to be sworn and give evidence.
11. Witnesses indemnified.
12. Act not to apply to certain games.
13. Gaming and setting birds and animals to fight in public streets.
Destruction of instruments of gaming found in public streets.
14. Offences, by whom triable.
15. Penalty for subsequent offence.
16. Portion of fine may be paid to informer.
17. Recovery and application of fines.
18. [Repealed.].

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