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for purposes not connected with gaming, wagering or lotteries and such number of guests of each member as the Minister for Home Affairs may prescribe by regulations;

“promoter”, in the case of a lottery promoted by a society, means the individual who, or the secretary (or similar official) of the society who, promotes the lottery, and in the case of a lottery promoted, held, drawn or managed outside Singapore, the principal official of the local or affiliated branch or section of the society;

“public accountant” means a person who is registered or deemed to be registered as a public accountant under the Accountants Act (Cap. 2);

“society” includes a club, an institution, an organisation or other association or body of persons by whatever name called, and each local or affiliated branch or section of a society shall be regarded as a separate and distinct society;

“ticket”, in relation to any lottery or proposed lottery, includes any document evidencing the claim of a person to participate in the chances of a lottery.

Application of Act

3.—(1) This Act shall not apply to bets made on any totalisator or parimutuel and sweepstakes affected by the Betting and Sweepstake Duties Act (Cap. 22).

(2) Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to permit or enable any person to take part in any private lottery promoted by a society of which he is not a member or a guest of such member, referred to in the definition of “private lottery” in section 2.

PART II
ADMINISTRATION OF ACT

Appointment of Permit Officer, etc.

4.—(1) For the purposes of this Act, the Minister for Home Affairs may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint a public officer as a Permit Officer and such number of other public officers as Assistant Permit Officers as he thinks fit.