Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Gambling Offences
Gaming House[edit | edit source]
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.
Application[edit | edit source]
Discharges, either conditional or absolute, are a possible disposition for first-time offenders. 
- R v Colosimo, 2011 MBPC 70