Pools Act, 1959
- Commenced on 1 March 1960
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Pools Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"licensee" means the holder of a valid licence issued under this Act;"pool" means any competition organised for the gain of the promoter in which for a monetary or other material reward the public are invited to foretell the result of any race, game or event, and includes a pool operated on the system known as a fixed odds betting pool on the result of any race, game or event.
3. Minister may issue licences to conduct pools
4. Unauthorised pools
5. Promoters of pools and agents of promoters to be licensed
6. Legalisation of ready money pool betting carried on by postSection 1 of the Betting Act, 1853, of the United Kingdom, so far as it relates to the opening, keeping or using of houses, offices, rooms or other places for the receipt of money, shall not apply in relation to pool betting business carried on by the holder of a valid licence as a pools promoter or pools agent issued under this Act.[as amended by S.I. No. 91 of 1965)]
7. SavingNothing in this Act contained shall make illegal any betting by means of a totalisator in accordance with proviso (i) to subsection (2) of section one hundred and seventy-five of the Penal Code, or by means of the system known as a fixed odds betting pool where such pool is promoted by a bookmaker licensed under the provisions of the Betting Control Act.[Cap. 87; Cap. 166]
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
01 March 1960