2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30: Criminal Offenses
Article 19: Gambling, 30-19-1 through 30-19-15
Section 30-19-5: Dealing in gambling devices.

NM Stat § 30-19-5 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

30-19-5. Dealing in gambling devices.

A. Dealing in gambling devices consists of manufacturing, transferring commercially or possessing, with intent to transfer commercially, any of the following:

(1) anything which he knows evidences, purports to evidence or is designed to evidence participation in gambling; or

(2) any device which he knows is designed exclusively for gambling purposes or anything which he knows is designed exclusively as a subassembly or essential part of such device. This includes, without limitation, gambling devices, numbers jars, punchboards and roulette wheels.

Proof of possession of any device designed exclusively for gambling purposes which is not in a gambling place and is not set up for use is prima facie evidence of possession with intent to transfer.

B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any manufacturer of gambling devices who exports his product exclusively in foreign commerce, and who is under ten thousand dollar ($10,000) bond payable to the state of New Mexico to assure export.

Provided, however, the provisions of this section shall apply to manufacturers of gambling devices used, adapted, devised or designed to be used in bookmaking, in wagering pools with respect to a sporting event, or in a numbers, policy, bolita or similar game.

C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the ownership, possession, display, sale, purchase, exchange or transfer of antique gambling devices.

D. Whoever deals in gambling devices, other than those herein specified and excluded, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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