Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Gambling Offences

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Gaming House[edit]

Keeping gaming or betting house
201. (1) Every one who keeps a common gaming house or common betting house is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

Person found in or owner permitting use
(2) Every one who

(a) is found, without lawful excuse, in a common gaming house or common betting house, or
(b) as owner, landlord, lessor, tenant, occupier or agent, knowingly permits a place to be let or used for the purposes of a common gaming house or common betting house,

is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
R.S., c. C-34, s. 185.


CCC

Application[edit]

Discharges, either conditional or absolute, are a possible disposition for first-time offenders. [1]

  1. R v Colosimo, 2011 MBPC 70