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  • PART IV CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
  • TITLE I CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
  • CHAPTER 271 CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY

Section 1 - Gaming or betting; forfeiture

Section 1A - “House”, “building” and “place” including ship or vessel

Section 2 - Gaming or betting in public conveyance or place or while trespassing in private place; arrest without warrant

Section 3 - Innholders and others keeping or suffering implements to be used for gaming

Section 4 - Gaming in inns and other occupied places; use of billiard table, bowling alley or other implement for gaming

Section 5 - Gaming, lottery, pool or betting houses; tables or apparatus for gaming

Section 5A - Gambling devices; forfeiture; antique slot machines

Section 5B - Unlawful possession of electronic machine or device for conducting or promoting sweepstakes through entertaining display; lawful exceptions; penalty

Section 6 - Gaming relative to cattle shows, military muster or public gathering; arrest without warrant

Section 6A - Plans under which purchasers agree to obtain more purchasers; injunction; receivers

Section 6B - Skilo and similar games

Section 6C - Repealed, 1998, 1

Section 7 - Lotteries; disposal of property by chance

Section 7A - Raffles and bazaars; conduct by certain organizations

Section 8 - Permitting lotteries, raffles and games of chance in buildings

Section 9 - Lottery tickets; sale, or possession

Section 10 - Subsequent offenses within five years of conviction

Section 10A - Arrest without warrant

Section 11 - Lottery tickets; advertising

Section 12 - False lottery tickets; creation, sale, or possession

Section 13 - Lottery tickets, tokens or shares deemed false

Section 14 - Forfeiture of money, prizes, or other property disposed of by chance; recovery

Section 15 - Lottery for money drawn out of commonwealth; aiding or promoting

Section 16 - Tickets of lottery described in Sec. 15; sale or possession

Section 16A - Organizing or promoting gambling facilities or services

Section 17 - Place for registering bets or dealing in pools; owner or occupant; custodian or depository

Section 17A - Telephones; use for gaming purposes

Section 17B - Use of electronic communications records in ongoing criminal investigations; subpoena of records

Section 18 - Policy lotteries or shops; production, sale or possession of lottery tickets or tokens

Section 19 - Production, advertisement or delivery of tickets; receipt of money; prima facie evidence

Section 20 - Tickets, memoranda, books and sheets; nuisance; possession; concealment

Section 21 - Words, figures or characters referring to game or contest; prima facie evidence; proof

Section 22 - Delivery to or from a person engaged in a lottery or other illegal gaming

Section 22A - Whist or bridge for charitable and similar purposes

Section 22B - Beano; sale of lottery tickets

Section 23 - Oath and warrant to enter gaming or lottery place, arrest persons and seize implements and materials; disposal of articles

Section 24 - Race tracks; owners, proprietors of, or persons present

Section 25 - Obstructions barring access to gaming places; removal; lien of expenses

Section 26 - Subsequent obstructions; removal; punishment; lien

Section 27 - Judicial notice of methods and character of lotteries, policy games, pools and betting; prima facie evidence

Section 28 - Lotteries or illegal gaming; complaints and indictments

Section 29 - Sale, exchange or disposition of property; misrepresentation

Section 30 - Trading stamps or similar devices; sale or delivery

Section 31 - Racing horses for bets or stakes

Section 31A - Racing results or information; transmission for unlawful purposes

Section 32 - Horse racing; fraud

Section 33 - Race grounds in towns

Section 34 - Race grounds as nuisance; abatement

Section 35 - Definition of words and phrases used in Secs. 35 to 38

Section 36 - Bucketing contracts; keeper of shop; domestic and foreign corporations

Section 37 - Prohibited contracts; price quotations

Section 38 - Purchases and sales of securities or commodities; written statement

Section 39 - Gifts to influence business affairs; threats

Section 39A - Gifts to influence action of participants in, and others connected with, a game or contest

Section 40 - Appointment, reinstatement or discharge of employee of public service corporation or racing licensee on recommendation of public officer, officer elect or candidate

Section 41 - Offices not public offices under Sec. 40

Section 42 - Boxing matches or exhibitions; betting or selling pools

Section 43 - Solicitation, disclosure, receipt or use of information concerning public assistance

Section 44 - Hospital or sanitarium patient; settlement, release or statement; admissibility

Section 45 - Repealed, 1982, 21, Sec. 2

Section 46 - Discarded containers originally used for refrigerative purposes; removal of doors

Section 47 - Telephones; gambling convictions; approval for installation; notices of convictions and removals

Section 48 - Civil service preparatory courses; advertisement

Section 49 - Criminal usury

Section 50 - Sale of research papers, etc.; taking of examinations for another at educational institutions