2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:262 - Skimming of gaming proceeds

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:262 (2018)

§262. Skimming of gaming proceeds

A. Skimming of gaming proceeds is the intentional excluding, or the taking of any action in an attempt to exclude, any thing or its value from the deposit, count, collect, or computation of gross revenues or net gaming proceeds from gaming operations authorized by this Chapter.

B. Whoever commits the crime of skimming of gaming proceeds when the amount skimmed or to be skimmed is less than one thousand dollars may be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or may be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.

C. Whoever commits the crime of skimming of gaming proceeds when the amount skimmed or to be skimmed is one thousand dollars or more but less than ten thousand dollars shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one year nor more than ten years and shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars.

D. Whoever commits the crime of skimming of gaming proceeds when the amount skimmed or to be skimmed is ten thousand dollars or more but less than twenty-five thousand dollars shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than ten years and not more than twenty-five years and shall be fined not less than five thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars.

E. Whoever commits the crime of skimming of gaming proceeds when the amount skimmed or to be skimmed is twenty-five thousand dollars or more shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than twenty-five years or for life.

F. The provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893 shall not apply to persons convicted of violating the provisions of this Section.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992. Redesignated from R.S. 4:662 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2001, No. 403, §3, eff. June 15, 2001.

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