2016 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, or Welfare
Chapter 66 - Gambling
§ 5-66-118. Lottery, etc. -- Tickets

AR Code § 5-66-118 (2016) What's This?

(a) Except as authorized under the Charitable Bingo and Raffles Enabling Act, § 23-114-101 et seq., it is unlawful for a person to:

(1) Keep an office, room, or place for the sale or disposition of a lottery ticket or slip, policy ticket or slip, gift concert ticket or slip, or like device;

(2) Vend, sell, or otherwise dispose of any lottery ticket or slip, policy ticket or slip, gift concert ticket or slip, or like device;

(3) Possess any lottery ticket or slip, policy ticket or slip, or gift concert ticket or slip, or like device, except a lottery ticket issued in another state where a lottery is legal; or

(4) Be interested, either directly or indirectly, in the sale or disposition of any lottery ticket or slip, policy ticket or slip, or gift concert ticket or slip, or like device.

(b) In any prosecution or investigation under this section, it is no exemption for a witness that his or her testimony may incriminate himself or herself, but no such testimony given by the witness shall be used against him or her in any prosecution except for perjury, and the witness is discharged from liability for any violation of the law upon his or her part disclosed by his or her testimony.

(c) (1) The General Assembly recognizes that:

(A) The present laws relating to lotteries are vague in certain areas and, although designed to prohibit the operation of lotteries in the state, may be interpreted to prohibit even the printing of lottery tickets by companies in this state for distribution in other states where lotteries are legal;

(B) There are companies in this state that print various types of tickets, stamps, tags, coupon books, and similar devices and that may be interested in printing lottery tickets for states where lotteries are lawful; and

(C) It is the intent and purpose of this subsection to clarify the present law relating to lotteries to specifically permit businesses in Arkansas to print lottery tickets for use in states where lotteries are lawful.

(2) (A) The printing or other production of lottery tickets by a business located in Arkansas for use in a state where a lottery is permitted is declared to be lawful.

(B) Nothing contained in this section and § 5-66-119 or any other law shall be construed to make printing or production of lottery tickets described in subdivision (c)(2)(A) of this section unlawful.

(d) (1) Upon conviction, any person who violates this section is guilty of a violation and shall be fined an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

(2) A second or subsequent offense is a Class D felony.

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