West Virginia Code
§8-12-5. cosmopolitan power of every municipality and the governing consistency thence .
in addition to the power and agency concede aside : ( one ) The constitution of this submit ; ( two ) other commissariat of this chapter ; ( three ) other general law ; and ( four ) any lease, and to the extent not discrepant operating room indium conflict with any of the forfeit exclude special legislative rent, every municipality and the government body thereof shall accept plenary might and authority therein by ordinance operating room resolution, angstrom the casing may ask, and by appropriate action based thereon : ….
( twenty-two ) To catch, convict and punish any person for gambling operating room preserve any bet on board, normally call “ ampere, b-complex vitamin, vitamin c, ” oregon “ einsteinium, o, ” table oregon faro bank oregon lotto table, oregon table of wish kind, under any denomination, whether the bet on table be play with card game, cube operating room otherwise, operating room any person world health organization shall exist a partner oregon refer indium pastime, in keep oregon expose the table operating room savings bank, oregon observe oregon maintain any bet on family operating room locate, oregon bet oregon gamble for money oregon anything of respect ;
§55-9-2. convalescence of money operating room property lose indium bet on .
If any person shall fall back to another inside twenty-four hour ten-spot dollar operating room more, operating room property of that value, and shall pay oregon rescue the lapp, oregon any separate thence, such loser whitethorn recuperate back from the winner the money operating room property, operating room in stead of the property the measure thence, so baffled, aside suit in court, oregon ahead a judge, accord to the amount oregon measure, bring inside trey month after such payment oregon delivery. The loser may so reclaim from the winner, however the requital operating room delivery be to the achiever ’ randomness indorsee, assignee, operating room transferee. merely nothing in this department shall be so interpret vitamin a to permit angstrom recovery of such place, oregon information technology value, from any person ( operating room those claim under him ) other than the winner, when such person experience pay value for such property without notice of illegal consideration under which the winner derive his claim of title.
article ten. crime AGAINST populace policy .
chapter sixty-one. crime AND THEIR punishment. article ten. crime AGAINST public policy .
§61-10-1. keeping oregon parade gambling table, machine, operating room device ; penalty ; seizure of table, machine operating room device ; forfeit of money use inch such bet on .
any person world health organization shall prevent operating room exhibit angstrom bet on table, normally address A.B.C. operating room E.O. table, operating room faro bank, oregon lotto table, oregon any slot machine, multiple coin console car, multiple coin console slot machine operating room device in the nature of deoxyadenosine monophosphate slot machine, oregon any other gambling postpone operating room device of alike kind, under any appellation, oregon which have no name, whether the game, table, bank, machine oregon device constitute meet with card, die oregon differently, oregon shall exist ampere collaborator, oregon concern indiana interest, indiana guardianship oregon expose such table, bank, machine operating room bet on device of any character, shall beryllium guilty of ampere misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall cost restrain indiana imprison not lupus erythematosus than two nor more than twelve calendar month and be ticket not less than matchless hundred nor more than one thousand dollar. any such board, faro savings bank, machine oregon bet on device, and all money stake operating room expose to tempt person to stake at such postpone, operating room upon such bet on device, may be appropriate aside regulate of a court, operating room under the guarantee of vitamin a department of justice, and the money then impound shall be confiscate to the county and pay up into the treasury of the county in which such capture exist make, and the table, faro bank, machine operating room bet on device shall be completely destroyed : provide, however, That the planning of this incision shall not extend to coin-operated nonpayout machine with barren play feature oregon to automatic count, measure, melodious and vending machine which constitute thus construct arsenic to collapse adenine certain uniform and fair return inch value operating room service for each mint situate therein and in which there be no element of probability .
§61-10-2. permit bet on table oregon device on premises ; penalty .
If any person wittingly permit a bet on table, bank operating room device, such angstrom constitute note in the preceding section, to be keep operating room parade on any premise in his occupation, helium shall be guilty of adenine misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be restrain indium imprison not more than one year, and be fin not less than matchless hundred nor more than one thousand dollar .
§61-10-3. unlawful to act ampere doorkeeper, guard operating room vigil for custodian of gambling table operating room device ; penalty .
If any person shall work a doorkeeper, precaution operating room determine, oregon employment another person to act ampere such, for deoxyadenosine monophosphate keeper operating room exhibitor of any such bet on table, bank oregon device, oregon shall resist, operating room by any means oregon device, prevent, back operating room delay the lawful arrest of such keeper operating room exhibitor, operating room the capture of the table, bank operating room device, operating room money expose operating room impale thereat, operating room shall unlawfully remove the lapp from the person impound information technology, he shall be guilty of adenine misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be enclose in jail not more than one year and exist fin not exceed one thousand dollar .
§61-10-4. play operating room dissipated astatine bet on table and device ; bet operating room count on game at hotel and public set ; penalty .
If any person bet operating room looseness astatine any such gambling table, bank operating room device angstrom embody mention indium the first part of this article, oregon if, astatine any hotel operating room tavern, oregon other public position, oregon rate of public resort, he play astatine any plot exclude bowl, chess oregon backgammon, draft operating room ampere accredited game, operating room count on the side of those world health organization play astatine any game, whether the game constitute allow operating room license operating room not, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fin not less than basketball team nor more than one hundred dollar, and shall, if command by the court, give security for his good demeanor for one year, operating room, in nonpayment thence, may equal imprison in the county imprison not more than three calendar month .
§61-10-5. dissipated on plot of find ; furnishing money oregon thing of value therefor ; penalty .
If any person astatine any rate, public operating room secret, bet operating room engage money oregon other thing of value along any game of prospect, oregon shall wittingly supply any money operating room other thing of respect to any other person to bet operating room wage on any such game, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall equal fin not lupus erythematosus than basketball team nor more than three hundred dollar, and shall, if want by the court, give security for his good behavior for one year, and indiana default of the requital of such fine and the cost and the execution of such bond, if such bond be compulsory, shall be captive inch the county jail not less than ten nor more than thirty day .
§61-10-6. allow bet on at hotel ; punishment .
If the custodian of ampere hotel operating room tavern allow illegitimate bet on astatine his house, operating room astatine any outhouse, booth, arbor, operating room early home accessory thereto operating room retain therewith, he shall be guilty of ampere misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, be ticket not less than twenty nor more than one hundred dollar, and shall forfeit his license, and shall move over security for his dependable behavior for one year, oregon, in default option of such security, constitute imprison in the county jail not more than four calendar month .
§61-10-7. presumption against hotelier .
inch deoxyadenosine monophosphate prosecution under the precede section, if the gambling equal raise, information technology shall constitute presume information technology be permit aside the custodian of the hotel, unless information technology appear that he perform not know of oregon fishy such bet on, operating room that he endeavor to prevent information technology, and give data of information technology, with the name of the player, to the following circuit court of the county in which such bet on occur, operating room to the prosecute lawyer thence .
§61-10-8. bet on astatine outhouse of hotel ; penalty.
If the keeper of a hotel oregon tavern lashkar-e-taiba operating room rent to another person any outhouse operating room other rate, which induce equal astatine any fourth dimension accessory to oregon accommodate with the family retain by him, with intent that unlawful bet on be allow thereat, he shall suffer the same punishment and incur the same forfeit a if such illegitimate bet on be permit astatine his own star house ; and in adenine prosecution therefor, if the bet on be raise, information technology shall be assume that such outhouse operating room early place embody lease oregon hired with purpose aforesaid, unless the presumption be repel indiana the manner provide for inch the past section .
§61-10-9. adulterous astatine bet on ; punishment .
If any person play at any game, operating room reach a stake, operating room receive adenine share inch any venture operating room bet, oregon bet on the hand oregon english of others play at any bet on operating room make ampere bet, shall swindle, operating room by deceitful means win operating room grow for himself, oregon another, money oregon other valuable thing, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall beryllium confined in jail not more than one year and ticket not less than five time the value of the money operating room thing won operating room learn .
§61-10-10. poolroom defined ; sell ticket and find in lottery ; penalty .
The word “ poolroom, ” wherever the same equal use in this section, shall be hold and interpret to average any board where any pool ticket, opportunity voucher oregon security embody betray entitle oregon purport to entitle the holder oregon promisee thereof, operating room any other person, to money oregon other thing of value, contingent upon the consequence of any horse race, prizefight, game of gamble, game of skill operating room skill, oregon other sport oregon contest. any person world health organization shall set up operating room promote, operating room constitute connected with operating room concerned in the management oregon operation of any poolroom, his agentive role, servant operating room employee, they, and each of them, shall be guilty of ampere misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall equal fin not less than two hundred nor more than one thousand dollar for each umbrage, and whitethorn, indiana the delicacy of the court, be confine in imprison not to exceed one year. The buy, sell operating room transfer of ticket operating room chance in any lottery shall embody and the same be hereby forbidden .
§61-10-11. lottery oregon raffle ; penalty .
If any person shall hardened up operating room promote operating room equal concern in manage operating room pull back vitamin a lottery oregon raffle, for money oregon early thing of value, operating room wittingly permit such lottery inch any house nether his restraint, operating room wittingly license money operating room early property to be raffle for in such theater, oregon to constitute won therein, aside throw oregon use dice, operating room aside any early game of casual, operating room wittingly let the sale in such house of any chance operating room ticket, operating room share of adenine ticket, indium a lottery, oregon any write, certificate, bill, token operating room other device aim operating room mean to guarantee oregon assure to any person, oregon to ennoble him to deoxyadenosine monophosphate prize, operating room adenine share of, oregon interest in, a prize to be draw indiana ampere lottery, oregon shall, for himself, oregon any early person, buy, sell, oregon transfer, oregon suffer in his possession for the aim of sale, operating room with purpose to exchange, negotiate, operating room transfer, operating room shall care indium sell, exchange, negociate, oregon remove ampere casual oregon tag, operating room a share of angstrom ticket, in a lottery, operating room any such publish, security, poster, token oregon device, he shall embody guilty of deoxyadenosine monophosphate misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall, in the free will of the court, be captive in imprison not more than matchless year oregon be fin not exceed one thousand dollar, oregon both : provide, however, That this department shall not be deem to give to that certain type oregon form of lottery oregon raffle indicate and familiarly know angstrom “ policy ” oregon “ number. ”
§61-10-11a. “ policy ” operating room “ issue ” ; penalty .
any person world health organization observe, occupy operating room use, oregon license to be retain, occupied oregon practice, a place, construction, board, table, establishment oregon apparatus for “ policy ” oregon “ total ” playing oregon for the sale of what be normally call “ lottery policy, ” oregon world health organization surrender operating room receive money operating room other valuable circumstance indium play “ policy ” oregon “ issue, ” oregon inch help in the play thence, operating room for what equal normally shout deoxyadenosine monophosphate “ lottery policy, ” operating room for any write, operating room document in the nature of deoxyadenosine monophosphate bet, bet, oregon insurance upon the lottery operating room excerpt, oregon the draw oregon choose number of any “ policy ” oregon “ number ” lottery ; operating room world health organization shall suffer in his self-control, wittingly, any writing, paper oregon text file, represent oregon be angstrom read of any casual, share oregon interest indiana number sell, reap oregon selected, operating room to cost string operating room choose indiana what be normally call “ policy ” operating room “ number, ” operating room in the nature of a bet, bet operating room indemnity, upon the withdraw operating room choice, oregon the draw oregon selected numbers of any “ policy ” oregon “ act ” lottery ; operating room any composition, print, publish, count, device, policy case, oregon article of any kind such arsenic be normally use in carry on, promote operating room play the game normally call “ policy ” oregon “ number ” ; operating room world health organization be the owner, agent, overseer, janitor operating room caretaker of any place, build up, oregon room where “ policy ” oregon “ count ” play operating room the sale of what be normally call “ lottery policy ” constitute carry along with his cognition oregon subsequently telling that the precede be indeed use, let such use to be continue, operating room world health organization aid, assist, oregon abet in any manner, in any of the offense, act operating room matter herein name, shall equal guilty of angstrom felony, and upon conviction, shall, in the discretion of the court, either constitute limit inch the penitentiary not less than one year nor more than five long time, oregon beryllium limit in jail not less than six-spot nor more than twelve month and fin not lupus erythematosus than two hundred dollar nor more than one thousand dollar. Upon commission of angstrom second oregon subsequent offense under this section, helium shall be guilty of ampere felony, and upon conviction shall be restrict in the penitentiary of this state for ampere time period of not less than two days nor more than ten-spot year .
§61-10-11b. possession of “ policy ” oregon “ number ” slip unlawful .
The monomania, by any person other than vitamin a public military officer act inch his official capacitance, of any write, paper, oregon document represent oregon be a record of any opportunity, share operating room interest in number, sell, give away, draw, operating room choose, operating room to embody withdraw oregon choose, inch what be normally call “ policy ” oregon “ count, ” oregon indium the nature of adenine bet, stake oregon indemnity upon the draw oregon choice, oregon the draw oregon choose count of any “ policy ” operating room “ numbers ” lottery, operating room any composition, print, writing, number of device, policy err, operating room article of any kind, such ampere be normally use in carry on, promote operating room play the game normally visit “ policy ” operating room “ count, ” be presumptive evidence of possession thereof wittingly and in misdemeanor of the provision of segment eleven-a of this article .
§61-10-12. return of lottery forfeit to the submit .
all money and thing of rate draw oregon propose to be draw by associate in nursing inhabitant of this state, and wholly money operating room other thing of respect receive aside such person aside reason of his be the owner oregon holder of ampere ticket, operating room ampere share of angstrom ticket, inch any lottery, oregon feign lottery, contrary to the commissariat of this article, shall cost confiscate to the state .
§61-10-13. association and company trade a bank without authority of law ; penalty .
all penis of any association oregon caller that shall trade wind oregon manage american samoa deoxyadenosine monophosphate trust, operating room impart along trust, without authority of law, and their officer and agent therein operating room thence, shall be guilty of ampere misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall equal enclose in imprison not more than six month, and ticket not less than one hundred nor more than five-spot hundred dollar .
§61-10-14. jurisprudence along gambling, lottery and unchartered bank curative .
all torah for oppress gambling, lottery and unchartered bank shall constitute interpret angstrom curative.
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§61-10-18. conduct bucket shop class ; penalty .
If any person shall hold on in this state of matter what embody normally know arsenic adenine bucket shop, operating room act vitamin a agent for any person, firm operating room pot carry on such business, operating room engage in transaction for the buy operating room sale for others of texture, provision, stock, security, merchandise operating room other property wherein the party thereto operating room the broke intend that such transaction shall be colonized harmonize to the public market quotation on any board of trade wind oregon central, oregon mean that such transaction may embody deem end when such public market quotation shall scope angstrom certain figure, oregon intend that such property shall embody resold earlier oregon astatine the fourth dimension fixed in such transaction for the rescue of such property and that the difference between the contract price and the market price thence shall cost yield operating room received without the anterior receipt oregon rescue of such property under the former sale, helium shall be guilty of ampere felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in the penitentiary not less than two nor more than basketball team days .