Local Lotteries Regulations, 1968

Government Notice 89 of 1968


Tanzania
Pools and Lotteries Act

Local Lotteries Regulations, 1968

Government Notice 89 of 1968

  • Published in Tanzania Government Gazette
  • Commenced on 1 April 1968
  • [This is the version of this document at 31 July 2002.]
  • [Note: This legislation has been thoroughly revised and consolidated under the supervision of the Attorney General's Office, in compliance with the Laws Revision Act No. 7 of 1994, the Revised Laws and Annual Revision Act (Chapter 356 (R.L.)), and the Interpretation of Laws and General Clauses Act No. 30 of 1972. This version is up-to-date as at 31st July 2002.]
[Section 30; G.N.s Nos. 89 of 1968; 354 of 1968]

1. Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Local Lotteries Regulations.

2. Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—"local lottery" means a lottery other than a foreign lottery;"private lottery" or "private ticket lottery" means a lottery or ticket lottery, as the case may be, in which only such class of persons as are specified in the permit issued in respect thereof are allowed to participate;"public lottery" or "public ticket lottery" means a lottery or ticket lottery, as the case may be, in which any member of the public may participate;"society" means a society registered under the Societies Act1 or any other organisation or body of persons which the Director may approve for the purposes of these Regulations;1Cap. 337"ticket lottery" means a lottery in which two or more persons are invited to purchase lottery tickets bearing different numbers, which numbers are subsequently drawn and the holder of the ticket bearing the winning number is declared to be the winner of the prize in the lottery.

3. Application for permit

Every application for a permit to promote a lottery shall be in the form set out in the First Schedule to these Regulations.

4. Fees

There shall be paid in respect of every permit to promote a lottery the appropriate fee prescribed in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

5. Forms of permit

Every permit for a lottery shall be in the form set out in the Third Schedule to these Regulations.

6. Public lottery to be promoted by society

A public lottery shall not be promoted save by a society.

7. Terms and conditions of permit for public lottery

Every permit to promote a public ticket lottery shall be subject to the following terms and conditions—
(a)the proceeds of sale of the tickets after deducting therefrom the total value of the prizes payable out of such proceeds and the expenses reasonably incurred in connection with the promotion of the lottery shall be paid to such charity or charities as the Director may approve;
(b)no ticket shall be sold to any person under the apparent age of eighteen years;
(c)the price of a ticket shall not exceed four shillings;
(d)tickets shall be issued in booklets each containing such number of tickets as the promoter may decide and there shall be attached to every ticket a counterfoil on which there shall be entered by the person selling the ticket the name and address of the purchaser of the ticket;
(e)there shall be printed on every ticket—
(i)the serial number;
(ii)the price of the ticket; and
(iii)the date of the draw;
(f)there shall be printed on the reverse of every ticket information relating to—
(i)the closing date on which the sale of tickets for the lottery shall cease; and
(ii)the manner in which prizes may be claimed;
(g)the number of tickets which may be issued free of charge shall not exceed one-tenth of the total number of tickets sold;
(h)no ticket shall be sold after the closing date;
(i)the draw shall be held at the time and place stated on the ticket, except that the promoter may, for sufficient cause, postpone a draw;
(j)every draw shall be supervised by a person nominated by the Director in that behalf;
(k)the results of every draw giving a list of the numbers of the tickets which have won prizes shall be advertised at least once in a newspaper circulating within the Tanzania;
(l)where the holder of a ticket which has won any prize fails to claim the prize within six months from the date of the draw, the prize shall form part of the proceeds of sale of tickets and shall be disposed of accordingly;
(m)in the event of any dispute between the promoter and the holder of any ticket, the dispute shall be referred to the Director whose decision shall be final and binding upon the person;
(n)the promoter shall, within six months of the closing date, furnish the Director with audited accounts in respect of the lottery;
(o)such other terms and conditions as the Director may specify in the permit.

8. Terms and conditions of permit for private lottery

Every permit to promote a private ticket lottery shall be subject to the following terms and conditions—
(a)the sale of tickets shall be restricted to such class of persons as may be specified in the permit;
(b)the price of a ticket shall not exceed four shillings;
(c)the sale of tickets shall be restricted to the premises or to the area as may be specified in the permit;
(d)such other terms and conditions as the Director may specify in the permit.

9. Terms and conditions of a permit other than a ticket lottery

Every permit to promote a lottery other than a ticket lottery shall be subject to the following terms and conditions—
(a)the lottery shall be held within such premises or area as may be specified in the permit;
(b)only such class of person shall participate in the lottery as may be specified in the permit;
(c)such other terms and conditions as the Director may specify in the permit.

First Schedule(Regulation 3)

Forms

[Editorial note: The forms have not been reproduced.]

Second Schedule(Regulation 4)

Fees for permits

[Fees omitted: Subject to variation. Items for which fees may be levied are listed below.]
1.Public ticket lottery
2.Private ticket lottery
3.Tombola
4.Any other lottery

Third Schedule (Regulation 5)

Permit to promote a lottery

________________ is hereby authorised to promote the following lottery:(Name of the promoter)
(a)Type of lottery ____________________
(b)The proceeds of the lottery after authorised deductions to be paid to ____________________
(c)The place where lottery may be promoted: ____________________
(d)The date, time and place of draw: ____________________
(e)This permit shall be subject to the appropriate terms and conditions specified in the Local Lotteries Regulations, and, in addition thereto, to the following terms and conditions:
Date: ________________________________Director of National Lotteries
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