2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 11 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11-51 - Organized Criminal Gambling
Section 11-51-1 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 11-51-1 (2017)

§ 11-51-1. Definitions.

(a) "Gambling" includes, but is not limited to, pool-selling, bookmaking, maintaining slot-machines, roulette wheels or dice tables, and conducting lotteries, Policy, Bolita, or numbers games or selling chances in them.

(b)(1) "Organized criminal gambling business" as used in this chapter means a gambling business which involves three (3) or more persons who conduct, finance, manage, supervise, direct, operate, or own all or part of the business and which has been or remains in substantially continuous operation for a period in excess of fifteen (15) days, or which has conducted operations on at least two (2) days in each of two (2) consecutive weeks, or which has a combined gross revenue of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000) in any single day, or which has entered into a total of at least one hundred (100) gambling transactions in any single day.

(2) "Organized criminal gambling business" does not refer to betting specifically authorized by chapter 4 of title 41 or any act in amendment of that chapter, nor to any form of gambling otherwise licensed or permitted by specific statutory enactment.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 127, § 1.)

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