Chapter 43 - Gambling

Chapter 43 - Gambling

46.4301 Definition.


A person commits the crime of gambling if he engages in gambling in any form with cards, dice, or other implements or devices of any kind, where anything of value is wagered upon the outcome, or who keeps any establishment, place, equipment, or apparatus for gambling, or any agents or employees for that purpose, or who knowingly lets any establishment, structure, place, equipment, or apparatus be used for gambling.

46.4302 Exception for bingo and raffles.


Nothing contained in this chapter prohibits the occasional playing of bingo or the selling of chances for the raffling of an item of value when the profits from the bingo game or raffle are used for religious, educational or charitable purposes.

46.4303 Misdemeanor.


Gambling is a class A misdemeanor.