2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
§21-982. Commercial gambling.

21 OK Stat § 21-982 (2014) What's This?

A. Commercial gambling is:

1. Operating or receiving all or part of the earnings of a gambling place;

2. Receiving, recording or forwarding bets or offers to bet or, with intent to receive, record or forward bets or offers to bet, possessing facilities to do so;

3. For gain, becoming a custodian of anything of value bet or offered to be bet;

4. Conducting a lottery or with intent to conduct a lottery possessing facilities to do so;

5. Setting up for use or collecting the proceeds of any gambling device; or

6. Alone or with others, owning, controlling, managing or financing a gambling business.

B. Any person found guilty of commercial gambling shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years or a fine of not more than Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Added by Laws 1975, c. 283, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1975. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 133, § 271, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 174, eff. July 1, 1999.

NOTE: Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 271 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.

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