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§440.  Video draw poker crimes and penalties; unauthorized devices

A.  Any person who intentionally makes, causes to be made, or aids, assists, or procures another to make a false statement in any report disclosure, application, permit form, or any other document required by this Chapter may, upon conviction, be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years or be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

B.  Any person who manufactures, distributes, sells, possesses, or operates a gambling device as described in R.S. 15:31, or a video draw poker device as described in this Chapter without the license required by this Chapter or at a location or on premises not authorized by the division shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than ten years or be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

C.  Skimming of video draw poker proceeds is the intentional excluding, or the taking of any action in an attempt to exclude, anything or its value from the deposit, counting, collection, or computation of revenues from video draw poker.  Whoever commits skimming of video draw poker proceeds shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one year nor more than ten years and may be fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars.

D.  Any video draw poker device used or offered for play in violation of the provisions of this Chapter shall be considered a gambling device for purposes of R.S. 15:31.

Acts 1991, No. 1062, §1, eff. July 30, 1991; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 13, §1, eff. July 1, 1994.  Redesignated from R.S. 33:4862.9 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 1999, No. 1385, §1; Acts 2001, No. 403, §3, eff. June 15, 2001; Acts 2012, No. 161, §4.

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