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      RS 27:375     


§375.  Crimes and penalties; false statements; unauthorized slot machines; skimming of slot machine proceeds; payroll check cashing; gambling devices

A.  Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1222, §2, eff. July 2, 2001.

B.  Except as otherwise permitted by law, any person who possesses or operates a slot machine without the license required by this Chapter or at other than an eligible facility 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.  Any person who intentionally excludes, or takes any action in an attempt to exclude, anything or its value from the deposit, counting, collection, or computation of revenues from slot machine activity 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 owner of an eligible facility who has been granted a license to operate slot machine gaming who cashes or accepts for cashing or permits any employee or other person to cash or accept for cashing an identifiable employee payroll check in the designated slot machine gaming area shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned for not more than six months or fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.

E.  Any slot machine used or offered for play in violation of the provisions of this Chapter, except as otherwise permitted by law, shall be considered a gambling device for purposes of R.S. 15:31.

Acts 1997, No. 721, §1, eff. July 9, 1997; Acts 2001, No. 403, §3, eff. June 15, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 1222, §2, eff. July 2, 2001.

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