23. The board has, to the exclusion of any tribunal, jurisdiction
(a) to hear and decide, in respect of racing, any matter dealing with the application of and compliance with this act, the regulations or the rules and, in appeal, the decisions of the judges contemplated in sections 24 and 25;
(b) to impose, in the matter of racing, on any person it finds guilty of an offence against this act, the regulations or the rules, or any person who refuses to comply with an order given under this act, the regulations or the rules, in addition to the penalties prescribed in the rules, the fines provided for in section 121, and to collect the amount of these fines;
(c) to hear and decide, in respect of the organization and conduct of and the awarding of prizes under a lottery scheme or publicity contest and the method of operation of an amusement machine, any litigation between a person participating in a lottery scheme and the holder of the licence relating to that scheme, between a person participating in a publicity contest and the person for whom the contest is being carried on, or his representative, or between a person utilizing an amusement machine and the holder of the licence relating to that machine; and
(d) to adjudge, at its discretion, and to collect the prescribed costs for the proceedings held before it or for hearing the questions it has decided.