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SUPPLEMENT No. 12 27th April, 2012
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS SUPPLEMENT
to The Uganda Gazette No. 22 Volume CIV dated 27th April, 2012
Printed by UPPC, Entebbe, by Order of the Government.
S T A T U T O R Y I N S T R U M E N T S
2012 No. 19.
The Gaming and Pool Betting (Control and Taxation)
(Amendment) Regulations, 2012.
(Under section 11 of the Gaming and Pool Betting (Control and Taxation)
Act, Cap. 292).
IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon the Minister responsible for
finance by section 11 of the Gaming and Pool Betting (Control and
Taxation) Act, these Regulations are made this 2nd day of April, 2012.
These Regulations may be cited as the Gaming and Pool Betting
(Control and Taxation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012.
2. Amendment of S.I 292-1
The Gaming and Pool Betting (Control and Taxation) Regulations in
these Regulations referred to as the principal regulations are amended by
inserting immediately after regulation 1, the following—
“1A. National Lotteries Board to regulate gaming and pool
(1) The National Lotteries Board shall regulate gaming and
pool betting on behalf of the treasury.
(2) For the purposes of sub regulation (1), the National
Lotteries Board shall—
(a) process applications for gaming and pool betting
(b) advise the treasury on matters relating to gaming and
(c) recommend to the Minister the standards relating to
gaming and pool betting equipment;
(d) make recommendations to the treasury on the
applications for gaming and pool betting licences;
(e) establish and maintain a register of all gaming and pool
(f) maintain a register of every promoter, principal or agent
licensed under the Act;
(g) ascertain that gaming and pool betting is conducted in
accordance with the laws of Uganda;
(h) perform other duties in respect of gaming and pool
betting assigned by the Minister.”
3. Insertion of new regulation 4A
The principal Regulations are amended by inserting immediately after
regulation 4, the following—
“4A. Registration of gaming and pool betting equipment
The National Lotteries Board shall—
(a) establish and maintain a national register of every gaming
machine or gaming device manufactured within or
imported into Uganda;
(b) assign a permanent and unique registration number for
each machine or device, which number co-relates to—
(i) the name of the manufacturer or importer of that
machine or device;
(ii) the date of manufacture of that machine or device;
(iii) the unique serial number assigned to that machine or
device by the manufacturer;
(c) for each gaming machine or device, record the name,
licence number and other prescribed particulars of—
(i) the registered owner; and
(ii) any other person who has leased that machine or
4. Replacement of regulation 2 of Principal Regulations.
For regulation 2 of the principal Regulations, there is substituted the
“2. Application for a licence.
(1) An application for a promoters licence, principal agents
licence or agents licence shall be made in duplicate to the National
Lotteries Board in the form prescribed in the First Schedule.
(2) The application shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee
and shall be made at least one month from the date when the licence
is intended to commence.
(3) The National Lotteries Board shall after receipt of the
application under sub regulation (1) process the application by
investigating and inquiring into the matters stated in the
(4) In processing the application, the National Lotteries Board
shall take into account the suitability of the applicant to carry on the
activities for which the licence is required and the suitability of any
gaming machine or other equipment proposed to be used in
connection with the activities for which the licence is required.
(5) After investigating and inquiring into the matters stated in
the application, the National Lotteries Board shall make a
recommendation to the Minister in respect of the application.”
Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.