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GAMING COMMISSION
V.
NATIONAL LOTTERY AUTHORITY, GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK, UNIBANK GHANA LTD., FIDELITY BANK GHANA LTD., BARCLAYS BANK GHANA LTD., ACCESS BANK GHANA LTD, SOCIETE GENERALE GHANA LTD., UT BANK LTD. AND VIVO ENERGY GHANA LTD.

(2016) JELR 63848 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. OCC/89/2014 ·  4 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
SAMUEL K. A. ASIEDU J.

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
section
games of chance
plaintiff
defendants
court
promotions
operation of games of chance
1st defendant
commission
gaming act
gaming commission
opinion of the court
9th defendants
joint venture
permission of the plaintiff
corporate entity
general damages
national lotto act
grant of licence
members of the general public
objects of the gaming commission
others
payment of the money
purported licenses
sole statutory institution
such promotions
various promotions
3rd parties
advisory body
consideration of the court
definition of lottery
interpretation of the functions
licence organizations
make of the machine
minimum amount of fuel
plaintiff claims
power of ghc250
purposes games of chance
respect of grant of licence
rules of the high court
shell akyede kese promotion
significant requirement of a game of chance
sum of money
unlawful operation of the games of chance
use of a gambling machine
various issues
various prizes
win easy

JUDGMENT

ASIEDU, J.

By a writ of summons the plaintiff claims against the defendants:

1. A declaration that the promotions dubbed “GCB 30 to Brazil Promo”, “Dash for 200k Promo”, “Fat Zero Promo”, “Win Easy, Win Big Promo”, “Big Deal Promo”, “The Power of GHC250 Reloaded”, “100 for 100,000 Promotion” and “Shell Akyede Kese Promotion” run by the 2nd to 9th Defendants respectively are for all purposes games of chance.
2. A declaration that the Plaintiff is the sole statutory institution mandated by the Gaming Act, 2006 (Act 721) to license and regulate the operation of Games of Chance in Ghana.
3. A declaration that any purported licenses granted the 2nd to 9th Defendants by the 1st Defendant to operate the games of chance the subject matter of this suit are unlawful.
4. A declaration that any purported partnership between the Defendants herein to operate the games of chance the subject matter of this suit without the consent or permission of the Plaintiff is unlawful.
5. An order directed at …
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