Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act, 1970
Act 27 of 1970
- Assented to on 18 June 1970
- Commenced on 19 June 1970
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act, 1970.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"Act" includes the regulations made under it;"bookmaker" means any person who carries on business as a bookmaker or turf commission agent or earns or endeavours to earn his livelihood wholly or partly by betting with members of the public;"bet" or "betting" means the staking of any money or valuable thing by or on behalf or expressly or impliedly promised, undertaken or agreed to be paid or given to any person as or for the consideration for any assurance, undertaking, promise or agreement, expressed or implied, to pay or give thereafter any money or valuable thing on any event or contingency of or relating to any race, fight, game, sport or exercise, or on any event or contingency whatsoever, or as or for the consideration of securing the paying of any money or valuable thing on any such event or contingency whatsoever as aforesaid;"committee" means the committee of Tattersalls constituted in terms of section 7;"Minister" means the Minister for Enterprise and Employment;"race" means any horse, pony, galloway, or any other race whatsoever, but does not include dog racing;[Amended K.O-I-C. 30/1974]"Tattersalls" means the Tattersalls Club of Swaziland established in terms of section 6;"turf commission agent" means any person who acts for gain as an intermediary between any other person and a bookmaker.
3. Licensing of bookmakers
4. Tax on betting transactions
6. Cancellation of licenceThe Minister may cancel a bookmaker’s licence in the event of any contravention by the bookmaker of this Act or in the event of his failure timeously to pay and any tax payable by him in terms of section 4 or his ceasing to be a member of Tattersalls.
7. Establishment of Tattersalls
8. Constitution of committee
10. Non-applicability of Crimes Act, No. 1 of 1881Part X of the Crimes Act, No. 1 of 1881 shall not apply to anything done by a person which is permitted by the provisions of this Act.
History of this document
19 June 1970
18 June 1970