2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 12 - GAMING - STATEWIDE PROVISIONS
Subtitle 3 - Slot Machines
Section 12-303 - Antique slot machine - Defense.
§ 12-303. Antique slot machine - Defense.
(a) "Antique slot machine" defined.- In this section, "antique slot machine" means a slot machine that was manufactured at least 25 years before the date on which the machine is seized.
(b) In general.- A person may not be convicted under § 12-302 of this subtitle if the person shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the slot machine:
(1) is an antique slot machine; and
(2) was not operated for gambling purposes while in the person's possession.
(c) Destruction or alteration prohibited pending determination of status.- If the defense is offered that a seized slot machine is an antique slot machine, the slot machine may not be destroyed or otherwise altered until after a final judicial determination, including review on appeal, that the defense does not apply.
(d) Return of slot machine determined to be antique.- If the defense applies, the person who seized the slot machine shall return the slot machine in accordance with applicable provisions of law for the return of property.
[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 264B V; 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]
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