2021 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 12 - Offenses Against Public Health and Morals
Article 2 - Gambling and Related Offenses
Part 1 - Gambling
§ 16-12-34. Soliciting or Accepting a Bribe to Influence Outcome of Athletic Contests, Sporting Events, or Exhibitions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-12-34 (2021)

A person participating or expecting to participate or any coach, trainer, manager, or official in any amateur or professional athletic contest, sporting event, or exhibition who solicits or accepts any reward, money, or other thing of value with the intent, understanding, or agreement that it influence him to lose, try to lose, or cause to be lost or to limit the margin of victory or defeat in such athletic contest, sporting event, or exhibition by failing to exert his best efforts or to exercise his best judgment commits the offense of soliciting or accepting a bribe and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or both.

(Ga. L. 1947, p. 1139, § 3; Ga. L. 1952, p. 303, § 1; Code 1933, § 26-2712, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.)

Law reviews.

- For article, "A Comprehensive Analysis of Georgia RICO," see 9 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 537 (1993).


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 12 Am. Jur. 2d, Bribery, § 15.


- Bribery in athletic contests, 49 A.L.R.2d 1234.

Recovery in tort for wrongful interference with chance to win game, sporting event, or contest, 85 A.L.R.4th 1048.

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