2019 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 572 - Gambling
Section 572.090 Gambling houses, public nuisances — abatement.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 572.090 (2019)

Effective 01 Jan 1979, see footnote

572.090. Gambling houses, public nuisances — abatement. — 1. Any room, building or other structure regularly used for any unlawful gambling activity prohibited by this chapter is a public nuisance.

2. The attorney general, circuit attorney or prosecuting attorney may, in addition to all criminal sanctions, prosecute a suit in equity to enjoin the nuisance. If the court finds that the owner of the room, building or structure knew or had reason to believe that the premises were being used regularly for unlawful gambling activity, the court may order that the premises shall not be occupied or used for such period as the court may determine, not to exceed one year.

3. Appeals shall be allowed from the judgment of the court as in other civil actions.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-01-79

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