2010 Maryland Code
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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