2018 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 12 - Offenses Against Public Health and Morals
Article 2 - Gambling and Related Offenses
Part 1 - Gambling
§ 16-12-25. Solicitation of another to gamble with intent to defraud or deceive

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-12-25 (2018)
  • (a) Any person who solicits another person to commit any of the following acts with the intent to defraud or deceive such person on or adjacent to the premises of any business operated for pecuniary gain shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years:

    • (1) Keeps, maintains, employs, or carries on a game for the hazarding of money or other thing of value;

    • (2) Permits the playing for money or other thing of value of a game or device for the hazarding of money or other thing of value;

    • (3) Keeps or employs a device or equipment for the purpose of carrying on or operating a game or device for the hazarding of money or other thing of value;

    • (4) Permits the betting or wagering of money or other thing of value;

    • (5) Sells or offers to sell to a person a ticket number or combination or chance or anything representing a chance in a lottery or other similar scheme;

    • (6) Keeps, maintains, employs, or carries on a lottery or scheme or device for the hazarding of money or other thing of value;

    • (7) Keeps, maintains, or employs a lottery ticket, lottery book, lottery ribbon, or other article used in keeping, maintaining, or carrying on a lottery or other scheme, game, or device for the hazarding of money or other thing of value;

    • (8) Solicits a person to engage in a game or to operate a device for the hazarding of money or other thing of value; or

    • (9) Solicits a person to engage in a lottery or other scheme or device for the hazarding of money or other thing of value.

  • (b) This Code section is cumulative of and supplemental to any laws making any of the activities prohibited by this Code section unlawful and punishable as a misdemeanor; and nothing in this Code section shall be construed to repeal, amend, alter, or supersede any such laws.

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