8.LOTTERIES, BOOKMAKERS, TOTALISATORS AND POOLS

8.1          LOTTERIES

8.1.1      Advertisements for lotteries may not be accepted unless the organisation, person or persons organising such lottery are able to give written proof that the lottery has been approved in terms of the Lotteries and Gamin (Exemption) Act Cap. 86.

8.1.2      Where the values and/or nature of the prizes are guaranteed, they may be advertised without qualification.

8.1.3      Where the values and/or nature of the prizes depend upon the number of tickets sold, this fact must be clearly stated in the advertisement.

8.1.4      Sellers of Lottery Tickets who wish to include details of winning tickets in their advertisements shall state clearly the number of prizes they have sold, the category in which the prizes fall and the period covered.

8.1.5      Advertisement for raffles stating “limited” number of tickets must clearly state the actual number of tickets available for sale.

8.1.6      The closing date of the lottery shall be made public in the first advertising exposure and, if possible, shall be strictly adhered to.  Any alteration shall be given adequate publicity.  The organisers shall be obliged to advertise the results of competitions within a reasonable period of the winners being determined.

8.2          BOOKMAKERS, TOTALISATORS AND POOLS

8.2.1      Advertisements which invite the public to take part in betting, totalisators and pools shall comply with the laws of Zimbabwe.  Advertisements for betting tipsters are not acceptable.

8.2.2      Advertisements for competitions which have for their objective no other purpose than money‑making and not the furtherance of trade or a charitable cause are not acceptable.   (See COMPETITIONS ‑ Clause 7 above).

8.2.3      Bookmakers may advertise fixed odds or any other combination of betting, but only actual and not estimated winnings may be advertised.

8.2.4      Pool and totalisator advertising shall be accepted only on the following conditions:‑

8.2.5      Advertisements for totalisator and pool operations shall not contain reference to an estimated dividend pay‑out.  If a jackpot is operated in conjunction with a totalisator, the advertisements may refer to the amount carried over from one jackpot to the next.  The carry‑over amount may not be added to an estimated dividend pay‑out.  No reference may be made  to previous totalisator turnover, unless in terms of Clauses 8.2(6) and 8.2(13).

8.2.6      All amounts announced as having been won must be for the current season’s pools/totalisator only, with the exception that at the beginning of each new season amounts actually paid on the last season’s pool/totalisator may be advertised, providing it is clearly stated that these amounts refer to the previous season.

8.2.7      All advertisements for pools competitions must clearly state the date, other than for the current week, on which the amount referred to was paid, the stake to which the sum was paid and, in the case of a multiplicity of dividends being added together, full details of the actual number of winning lines and stakes on these lines must be clearly stated in the advertisement.

8.2.8      All advertisements for totalisator competitions must clearly state the date, other than for the current week, on which the amount referred to was paid, the stake to which the sum was paid and, in the case of a multiplicity of dividends being added together, full details of the actual permutations and stakes on those permutations must be clearly stated in the advertisement.

8.2.9      In the event of a firm advertising total pay‑out on a pool or totalisator jackpot, the number of winners and each winner’s share must be included.

8.2.10    Dividends for separate weeks or different pools must not be added together for the purpose of advertising.

8.2.11    The minimum stakes must not be presented more prominently or in larger type than the stakes for which the amount was won.

8.2.12    Presentations must not in any way infringe the spirit of these rules.

8.2.13    Where a sport has no fixed season, operators will only be permitted to refer to the results of the immediate past four weeks.  However, in the case of a jackpot carry‑over, reference may be made to the previous carry‑over, should this not have fallen within the previous four weeks, provided that the date of such previous carry‑over is mentioned.  Where an annual sporting event is the subject of special pools or totalisator advertising, reference may be made to the pay‑out on the previous year’s fixture, for example, the Rothmans July Handicap, the Natbrew Tankard.