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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

Section 5. Whoever, except as permitted under chapter 23K, keeps or assists in keeping a common gaming house, or building or place occupied, used or kept for the purposes described in section twenty-three, or is found playing or present as provided in said section, or commonly keeps or suffers to be kept, in a building or place actually used and occupied by him, tables or other apparatus for the purpose of playing at an unlawful game or sport for money or any other valuable thing, shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than three months.