The purpose of this book is to explain with the support of case-law as to what is gambling and what is not gambling in the eyes of the law. In the light of judicial decisions on the subject, this book is written with a view to serving as a useful guide in the trial of cases under the Act. The learned author, who is very well known for his many other books, has written an authoritative and commendable commentary. The revising author has taken great pains to make it most indispensable. A supplement brings the case-law up-to-date till 1990.
The book is of maximum utility to the accuser and the accused, the bench and the bar, the police and the public.
Table Of Contents:
PREFACE III TABLE OF CASES VII A BIRD'S EYE-VIEW XXII PREAMBLE 1 Interpretation Clause 15 Power to extend Act 90 Ingredients of the offence 93 Penalty of being found in gambling house 108 Power to enter and authorize police to enter and search 124 Finding cards, etc. in suspected houses to be evidence that such houses are common gambling houses 197 Penalty on persons arrested for giving false names and addresses 225 On conviction for keeping a gaming house instruments of gaming to be destroyed 226 Proof of playing for stake unnecessary 230 Magistrate may require any person apprehended to be sworn and give evidence 232 Witnesses indemnified 245 Act not to apply to certain games 246 Gaming and setting birds and animals to fight in public street 247 Exemption of games of mere skill 328 Offences by whom triable 331 Penalty for subsequent offence 333 Portion of fine may be paid to informer 338 Recovery and application of fines 340 Repealed 341
The Andhra Prades (Telangana Area) Gambling Act, 1305 F 342 The Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Gaming Act, 1930 349 The Bengal Public Gambling Act, 1867 354 Bombay Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887 359 The Delhi Public Gambling Act, 1955 372 The Bombay Prevention Gambling (Gujarat Amendment) Act, 1964 377 The Public Gambling Act, 1977 (Jammu and Kashmir) 378 The Kerala Gaming Act, 1960 383 Madhya Bharat Gambling Act, 1949 389 Madhya Pradesh (C. P.) Public Gambling Act, 1867 396 The Madras Gaming Act, 1930 404 Orissa Prevention of Gambling Act, 1955 410 Punjab Gambling Act, 1867 415 The Rajasthan Public Gambling Ordinance, 1949 422 The Uttar Pradesh Public Gambling Act, 1867 428 The West Bengal Public Gambling (Penalties Enhancement) Act, 1950 438 The West Bengal Gambling and Prize Competitions Act, 1957 439 The West Bengal Gambling Rules, 1958 449 The West Bengal Prize Competitions Rules, 1958 450 The Prize Competitions Act, 1955 457 SUBJECT INDEX 462