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Statute 21-944 – Slot Machines – Misdemeanor

Any person who sets up or operates a slot machine...

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Statute 21-945 – Buildings used for Gambling Purposes – Felony

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Statute 21-946 – Illegal Use of Building – Nuisance – Felony

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Statute 21-954 – Three Card Monte, Swindle or Confidence Games – Felony

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GAMBLING LAWS IN OKLAHOMA

In the state of Oklahoma, there are several casinos and bingo halls run by various Indian tribes. Even though the majority of these operations comply with the law of the land, you might be dazed to discover that there are also a whole bunch of illegal operators out there who tries to move around the law and most often times, break the law or violate the law. For this reason, the state of Oklahoma has a wide range of laws and statutes in the books.

Some of these have an adverse effect on the casual player, while the majority are placed to help protect the public from the con artist and other illegal operations. If you are thinking or on the verge of visiting Oklahoma on a gambling trip to some places such as Chickasha, El Reno, Pocola or Hominy, then you might need to read up a few of these laws listed below:

Statute 21-944 – Slot Machines – Misdemeanor: Any person who sets up or operates a slot machine in his or her place of business will be guilty of a misdemeanor. If proven guilty, you would pay a fine of nothing less than $25 and not more than $100, or a term of imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30days or probably do both.

Statute 21-945 – Buildings used for Gambling Purposes – Felony: It is illegal for the proprietor of any building or real estate to knowingly allow gambling take place on the premises. This horse race cards is a felony and it will lead to a fine of nothing less than $100 and not more than $1,000. Every day an illegal operation continues to go on, it is counted as a separate offense, so what seems to be a just penalty can rapidly add up. If the offender can’t pay the fine, the property will be seized.

Statute 21-946 – Illegal Use of Building – Nuisance – Felony: Any home or room, where an illegal gambling occurs, is guilty of a felony. The owner of the house or room, along with anyone operating it, will be considered guilty of a felony and fined with nothing less than $500 and no more than $10,000. Another alternative or penalty is imprisonment in a state penitentiary for a term not less than a year and not more than 10 years.

Statute 21-954 – Three Card Monte, Swindle or Confidence Games – Felony: Anybody who deals, plays, or practices the swindle is known as the three card Monte and any other swindler or confidence game, shall be found guilty of a felony and punished with a fine of nothing less than $1,000 and not more than $5000 or by confinement in the State Penitentiary for a term of not less than a year and not more than 5 years.

Statute 21-969 – Sale or possession of slot machines or Punch Boards – Misdemeanor: it is against the law for anyone to be in possession of any slot machine or punch board, or to sell or lease such items. The only exceptions are for slot machines older than 25 years or slot machines used for the purposes of learning how to repair slot machines. Anyone seen violating this act will be found guilty of a misdemeanor and fined nothing less than $50 and nothing more than $150, or imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 60 days or both.

Statute 21 – 971 – Operating Punch Boards – Misdemeanor:  Anyone who sets up or operates a punch board unless covered by the Charity Gaming Act, will be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of nothing less than $50 and not more than $100 or by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 30 days or both.

Statute 21 – 987 – Dissemination of Gambling Information – Felony: Gambling information can be defined as giving or receiving information used in making or settling bets. This does not apply to licensed radio or television stations or a newspaper who announces the odds of a legally staged sporting event. Anybody found guilty of disseminating such information will be guilty of a felony and be punished by imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or a fine of not more than $25,000 or both.

Luckily, the average citizen should never be in trouble of violating any of these laws. It’s still interesting to look into the legal system of Oklahoma. Just avoid illegal slot parlors set up in trailer parks and you’ll be just fine.