2016 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, or Welfare
Chapter 66 - Gambling
§ 5-66-110. Keno, etc

AR Code ยง 5-66-110 (2016) What's This?

(a) If a person sets up or exhibits, causes to be set up or exhibited, or aids or assists in setting up or exhibiting in the state any gaming device commonly known and designated as "keno" or any similar device by any other name or without a name, upon conviction the person is guilty of a violation and shall be fined in any sum not less than two hundred dollars ($200) for benefit of the common school fund.

(b) (1) It is the duty of each prosecuting attorney in this state who knows or is informed of any person exhibiting or setting up, or aiding or assisting in setting up any device described in subsection (a) of this section in his or her district, to take immediate steps to have the person immediately arrested for trial, and the prosecuting attorney shall have the person arrested as provided in this subsection for each separate offense done or committed on every separate day.

(2) If any prosecuting attorney who knows or is informed of any violation of this section refuses or neglects to cause the arrest and trial of the person so offending within five (5) days next after he or she knows or is informed of the offense, upon indictment and conviction, the prosecuting attorney shall be fined in any sum not less than five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) (1) It is the duty of every justice of the peace, knowing or being informed of any violation of subsection (a) of this section, in his or her township, for which the person has not been arrested or tried under the provisions of this section, to cause the arrest and trial of the person so offending, for each separate offense done or committed against the provisions of this section.

(2) If any justice of the peace who knows or is informed of any violation of subsection (a) of this section in his or her township refuses or neglects to cause the arrest and trial of the person so violating subsection (a) of this section, within five (5) days next after he or she is informed of the same, the justice of the peace is guilty of a misfeasance in office, and, upon indictment and conviction, the circuit court shall remove him or her from office.

(d) No license granted by any city or town is a bar to any prosecution or conviction under a provision of this section or any excuse, protection, or justification for any justice of the peace or prosecuting attorney failing to carry out the same.

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