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RACING AND BETTING ACT 1983 - SECT 136

Powers of betting inspectors

    (1)     Subject to subsection (4), a betting inspector may, without warrant and with such assistance as he thinks necessary, if necessary by force, enter any place on or in which he has reasonable grounds for suspecting unlawful betting is being, has been or is about to be carried on.

    (2)     Subject to subsection (4), a betting inspector who under subsection (1) enters a place referred to in that subsection may direct any person he finds on or in that place to remain on or in that place or a specified part of that place for such period, not exceeding 3 hours, as the betting inspector thinks fit and may direct such person to refrain from doing anything in relation to that place or in the person's possession as the betting inspector thinks fit.

    (3)     A person to whom a direction under subsection (2) is given shall comply with and not contravene the direction.

Maximum penalty:     17 penalty units.

    (4)     A betting inspector who enters a place in pursuance of this section is not authorized to:

        (a)     remain in that place; or

        (b)     give a direction under subsection (2),

where, on the request of the person apparently in charge of that place, he does not produce the identity card referred to in section 22(2).



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