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D Whoever violates division B of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. C Divisions A and B of this section do not prohibit conduct in connection with gambling expressly permitted by law. Here we discuss several views of the role of DA in gambling, and attempt to provide an evolutionary framework to explain its role in uncertainty. The license is valid for a period of one year, and the annual fee for the license is five thousand dollars. However, the text Arthashastra c.

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Notwithstanding this division, failing to file a sweepstakes terminal device monthly report as required by division F of this section or the semiannual report required by division G of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree. A No person, being the owner or lessee, or having custody, control, or supervision of premises, shall: B Whoever violates this section is guilty of operating a gambling house, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

If the offender previously has been convicted of a gambling offense, operating a gambling house is a felony of the fifth degree. C Premises used or occupied in violation of this section constitute a nuisance subject to abatement pursuant to sections A No person, while at a hotel, restaurant, tavern, store, arena, hall, or other place of public accommodation, business, amusement, or resort shall make a bet or play any game of chance or scheme of chance.

B No person, being the owner or lessee, or having custody, control, or supervision, of a hotel, restaurant, tavern, store, arena, hall, or other place of public accommodation, business, amusement, or resort shall recklessly permit those premises to be used or occupied in violation of division A of this section.

C Divisions A and B of this section do not prohibit conduct in connection with gambling expressly permitted by law. D Whoever violates this section is guilty of public gaming. Except as otherwise provided in this division, public gaming is a minor misdemeanor. If the offender previously has been convicted of any gambling offense, public gaming is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. E Premises used or occupied in violation of division B of this section constitute a nuisance subject to abatement under Chapter A No person, with purpose to defraud or knowing that the person is facilitating a fraud, shall engage in conduct designed to corrupt the outcome of any of the following: B No person shall knowingly do any of the following: C 1 Whoever violates division A of this section is guilty of cheating.

Except as otherwise provided in this division, cheating is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the potential gain from the cheating is one thousand dollars or more or if the offender previously has been convicted of any gambling offense or of any theft offense, as defined in section Corrupting sports is a felony of the fifth degree on a first offense and a felony of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense. A No person shall give to another person any item described in division VV 1 , 2 , 3 , or 4 of section B Whoever violates division A of this section is guilty of skill-based amusement machine prohibited conduct.

A violation of division A of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree for each redemption of a prize that is involved in the violation. If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division A of this section, a violation of that division is a felony of the fifth degree for each redemption of a prize that is involved in the violation.

The maximum fine authorized to be imposed for a felony of the fifth degree shall be imposed upon the offender. Any regulation of skill-based amusement machines shall be governed by this chapter and not by Chapter A No person, except a charitable organization that has obtained a license pursuant to section This division does not apply to a raffle that a charitable organization conducts or advertises.

B Whoever violates this section is guilty of conducting illegal bingo, a felony of the fourth degree. A 1 Annually before the first day of January, a charitable organization that desires to conduct bingo, instant bingo at a bingo session, or instant bingo other than at a bingo session shall make out, upon a form to be furnished by the attorney general for that purpose, an application for a license to conduct bingo, instant bingo at a bingo session, or instant bingo other than at a bingo session and deliver that application to the attorney general together with a license fee as follows: That type of board or body is authorized to issue the statement upon request and shall issue the statement if it finds that the applicant's playing fields were so used.

The temporary permit does not affect the validity of the applicant's application and does not grant any rights to the applicant except those rights specifically granted in section The issuance of a temporary permit by the attorney general pursuant to this division does not prohibit the attorney general from rejecting the applicant's application because of acts that the applicant committed, or actions that the applicant failed to take, before or after the issuance of the temporary permit.

Once an application is deemed complete, or beginning on the thirtieth day after the application is filed, if the attorney general failed to notify the applicant of any deficiencies, the attorney general shall have an additional sixty days to conduct an investigation and either grant or deny the application based on findings established and communicated in accordance with divisions B and E of this section.

As an option to granting or denying an initial license application, the attorney general may grant a temporary license and request additional time to conduct the investigation if the attorney general has cause to believe that additional time is necessary to complete the investigation and has notified the applicant in writing about the specific concerns raised during the investigation.

B 1 The attorney general shall adopt rules to enforce sections The rules, except rules adopted pursuant to divisions A 2 g and G of this section, shall be adopted pursuant to Chapter The attorney general shall license charitable organizations to conduct bingo, instant bingo at a bingo session, or instant bingo other than at a bingo session in conformance with this chapter and with the licensing provisions of Chapter C The attorney general may grant licenses to charitable organizations that are branches, lodges, or chapters of national charitable organizations.

D The attorney general shall send notice in writing to the prosecuting attorney and sheriff of the county in which the organization will conduct bingo, instant bingo at a bingo session, or instant bingo other than at a bingo session, as stated in its application for a license or amended license, and to any other law enforcement agency in that county that so requests, of all of the following: E A license issued by the attorney general shall set forth the information contained on the application of the charitable organization that the attorney general determines is relevant, including, but not limited to, the location at which the organization will conduct bingo, instant bingo at a bingo session, or instant bingo other than at a bingo session and the days of the week and the times on each of those days when bingo will be conducted.

If the attorney general refuses to grant or revokes or suspends a license, the attorney general shall notify the applicant in writing and specifically identify the reason for the refusal, revocation, or suspension in narrative form and, if applicable, by identifying the section of the Revised Code violated.

The failure of the attorney general to give the written notice of the reasons for the refusal, revocation, or suspension or a mistake in the written notice does not affect the validity of the attorney general's refusal to grant, or the revocation or suspension of, a license. If the attorney general fails to give the written notice or if there is a mistake in the written notice, the applicant may bring an action to compel the attorney general to comply with this division or to correct the mistake, but the attorney general's order refusing to grant, or revoking or suspending, a license shall not be enjoined during the pendency of the action.

F A charitable organization that has been issued a license pursuant to division B of this section but that cannot conduct bingo or instant bingo at the location, or on the day of the week or at the time, specified on the license due to circumstances that make it impractical to do so, or that desires to conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session at additional locations not identified on the license, may apply in writing, together with an application fee of two hundred fifty dollars, to the attorney general, at least thirty days prior to a change in or addition of a location, day of the week, or time, and request an amended license.

As applicable, the application shall describe the causes making it impractical for the organization to conduct bingo or instant bingo in conformity with its license and shall indicate the location, days of the week, and times on each of those days when it desires to conduct bingo or instant bingo and, as applicable, shall indicate the additional locations at which it desires to conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session.

Except as otherwise provided in this division, the attorney general shall issue the amended license in accordance with division E of this section, and the organization shall surrender its original license to the attorney general.

The attorney general may refuse to grant an amended license according to the terms of division B of this section. G The attorney general, by rule adopted pursuant to section H The attorney general, by rule adopted pursuant to section I The attorney general may enter into a written contract with any other state agency to delegate to that state agency the powers prescribed to the attorney general under Chapter J The attorney general, by rule adopted pursuant to section A No distributor shall sell, offer to sell, or otherwise provide or offer to provide bingo supplies to another person, or modify, convert, add to, or remove parts from bingo supplies to further their promotion or sale, for use in this state without having obtained a license from the attorney general under this section.

B The attorney general may issue a distributor license to any person that meets the requirements of this section. The application for the license shall be on a form prescribed by the attorney general and be accompanied by the annual fee prescribed by this section. The license is valid for a period of one year, and the annual fee for the license is five thousand dollars. C The attorney general may refuse to issue a distributor license to any person to which any of the following applies, or to any person that has an officer, partner, or other person who has an ownership interest of ten per cent or more and to whom any of the following applies: D The attorney general shall not issue a distributor license to any person that is involved in the conduct of bingo on behalf of a charitable organization or that is a lessor of premises used for the conduct of bingo.

This division does not prohibit a distributor from advising charitable organizations on the use and benefit of specific bingo supplies or prohibit a distributor from advising a customer on operational methods to improve bingo profitability.

E 1 No distributor shall sell, offer to sell, or otherwise provide or offer to provide bingo supplies to any person, or modify, convert, add to, or remove parts from bingo supplies to further their promotion or sale, for use in this state except to or for the use of a charitable organization that has been issued a license under section No distributor shall accept payment for the sale or other provision of bingo supplies other than by check or electronic fund transfer.

A distributor may provide a licensed charitable organization with free samples of the distributor's products to be used as prizes or to be used for the purpose of sampling. Subject to division D of section F The attorney general may suspend or revoke a distributor license for any of the reasons for which the attorney general may refuse to issue a distributor license specified in division C of this section or if the distributor holding the license violates any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted by the attorney general under this chapter.

G Whoever violates division A or E of this section is guilty of illegally operating as a distributor. Except as otherwise provided in this division, illegally operating as a distributor is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division A or E of this section, illegally operating as a distributor is a felony of the fifth degree. A No manufacturer shall sell, offer to sell, or otherwise provide or offer to provide bingo supplies for use in this state without having obtained a license from the attorney general under this section.

B The attorney general may issue a manufacturer license to any person that meets the requirements of this section. C The attorney general may refuse to issue a manufacturer license to any person to which any of the following applies, or to any person that has an officer, partner, or other person who has an ownership interest of ten per cent or more and to whom any of the following applies: D 1 No manufacturer shall sell, offer to sell, or otherwise provide or offer to provide bingo supplies to any person for use in this state except to a distributor that has been issued a license under section No manufacturer shall accept payment for the sale of bingo supplies other than by check or electronic fund transfer.

E 1 The attorney general may suspend or revoke a manufacturer license for any of the reasons for which the attorney general may refuse to issue a manufacturer license specified in division C of this section or if the manufacturer holding the license violates any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted by the attorney general under this chapter.

F Whoever violates division A or D of this section is guilty of illegally operating as a manufacturer. Except as otherwise provided in this division, illegally operating as a manufacturer is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division A or D of this section, illegally operating as a manufacturer is a felony of the fifth degree. A No charitable organization that conducts bingo shall fail to do any of the following: If the building in which bingo is conducted is owned by the charitable organization conducting bingo and the bingo conducted includes a form of bingo described in division O 1 of section B No charitable organization that conducts a bingo game described in division O 1 of section No charitable organization is required to pay property taxes or assessments on premises that the charitable organization leases from another person to conduct bingo sessions.

If the charitable organization leases from a person other than a charitable organization the premises on which it conducts bingo sessions, the lessor of the premises shall provide the premises to the organization and shall not provide the organization with bingo game operators, security personnel, concessions or concession operators, bingo supplies, or any other type of service.

A charitable organization shall not lease or sublease premises that it owns or leases to more than three other charitable organizations per calendar week for conducting bingo sessions on the premises. A person that is not a charitable organization shall not lease premises that it owns, leases, or otherwise is empowered to lease to more than three charitable organizations per calendar week for conducting bingo sessions on the premises.

In no case shall more than nine bingo sessions be conducted on any premises in any calendar week. C No charitable organization that conducts a bingo game described in division O 1 of section A volunteer firefighter's organization or a volunteer rescue service organization that conducts not more than five bingo sessions in a calendar year may conduct more than three bingo sessions in a seven-day period after notifying the attorney general when it will conduct the sessions. Division A 6 of this section does not prohibit the sale of instant bingo tickets beginning at nine a.

If circumstances make it impractical for the charitable organization to conduct a bingo session at the premises, or on the day of the week or at the time, specified on its license, or if a charitable organization wants to conduct bingo sessions on a day of the week or at a time other than the day or time specified on its license, the charitable organization may apply in writing to the attorney general for an amended license pursuant to division F of section A charitable organization may apply twice in each calendar year for an amended license to conduct bingo sessions on a day of the week or at a time other than the day or time specified on its license.

If the amended license is granted, the organization may conduct bingo sessions at the premises, on the day of the week, and at the time specified on its amended license. The rules may include a requirement that an electronic bingo aid be capable of being audited by the attorney general to verify the number of bingo cards or sheets played during each bingo session. D 1 Except as otherwise provided in division D 3 of this section, no charitable organization shall provide to a bingo game operator, and no bingo game operator shall receive or accept, any commission, wage, salary, reward, tip, donation, gratuity, or other form of compensation, directly or indirectly, regardless of the source, for conducting bingo or providing other work or labor at the site of bingo during a bingo session.

F This section does not prohibit a bingo licensed charitable organization or a game operator from giving any person an instant bingo ticket as a prize. G Whoever violates division A 2 of this section is guilty of illegally conducting a bingo game, a felony of the fourth degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates division A 1 or 3 , B 1 , 2 , or 3 , C 1 to 12 , or D of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division A 1 or 3 , B 1 , 2 , or 3 , C 1 to 11 , or D of this section, a violation of division A 1 or 3 , B 1 , 2 , or 3 , C , or D of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Whoever violates division C 12 of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, if the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division C 12 of this section, a felony of the fourth degree.

A No charitable organization that conducts instant bingo shall do any of the following: In no case shall an instant bingo ticket or card be sold or provided for a price different from the price printed on it by the manufacturer on either the instant bingo ticket or card or on the game flare.

B A charitable organization may purchase, lease, or use instant bingo ticket dispensers to sell instant bingo tickets or cards. C The attorney general may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter Before those rules are adopted, the attorney general shall reference the recommended standards for opacity, randomization, minimum information, winner protection, color, and cutting for instant bingo tickets or cards, seal cards, and punch boards established by the North American gaming regulators association.

D Whoever violates division A of this section or a rule adopted under division C of this section is guilty of illegal instant bingo conduct. Except as otherwise provided in this division, illegal instant bingo conduct is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division A of this section or of such a rule, illegal instant bingo conduct is a felony of the fifth degree. A 1 Subject to division A 2 of this section, a charitable organization, a public school, a chartered nonpublic school, a community school, or a veteran's organization, fraternal organization, or sporting organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under subsection a and is described in subsection c 3 , c 4 , c 7 , c 8 , c 10 , or c 19 of the Internal Revenue Code may conduct a raffle to raise money for the organization or school and does not need a license to conduct bingo in order to conduct a raffle drawing that is not for profit.

B Except as provided in division A or B of this section, no person shall conduct a raffle drawing that is for profit or a raffle drawing that is not for profit. C Whoever violates division B of this section is guilty of illegal conduct of a raffle. Except as otherwise provided in this division, illegal conduct of a raffle is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division B of this section, illegal conduct of a raffle is a felony of the fifth degree.

A As used in this section, "retail income from all commercial activity" means the income that a person receives from the provision of goods, services, or activities that are provided at the location where instant bingo other than at a bingo session is conducted, including the sale of instant bingo tickets.

A religious organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under subsection a and described in subsection c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, at not more than one location at which it conducts its charitable programs, may include donations from its members and guests as retail income. B 1 If a charitable instant bingo organization conducts instant bingo other than at a bingo session, the charitable instant bingo organization shall enter into a written contract with the owner or lessor of the location at which the instant bingo is conducted to allow the owner or lessor to assist in the conduct of instant bingo other than at a bingo session, identify each location where the instant bingo other than at a bingo session is being conducted, and identify the owner or lessor of each location.

C Except as provided in division F of this section, no charitable instant bingo organization shall conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session at a location where the primary source of retail income from all commercial activity at that location is the sale of instant bingo tickets. D The owner or lessor of a location that enters into a contract pursuant to division B of this section shall pay the full gross profit to the charitable instant bingo organization, in return for the deal of instant bingo tickets.

The owner or lessor may retain the money that the owner or lessor receives for selling the instant bingo tickets, provided, however, that after the deal has been sold, the owner or lessor shall pay to the charitable instant bingo organization the value of any unredeemed instant bingo prizes remaining in the deal of instant bingo tickets.

The charitable instant bingo organization shall pay six per cent of the total gross receipts of any deal of instant bingo tickets for the purpose of reimbursing the owner or lessor for expenses described in this division.

As used in this division, "expenses" means those items provided for in divisions GG 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 12 , and 13 of section As used in this division, "full gross profit" means the amount by which the total receipts of all instant bingo tickets, if the deal had been sold in full, exceeds the amount that would be paid out if all prizes were redeemed. E A charitable instant bingo organization shall provide the attorney general with all of the following information: F Division C of this section does not apply to a volunteer firefighter's organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under subsection a and described in subsection c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, that conducts instant bingo other than at a bingo session on the premises where the organization conducts firefighter training, that has conducted instant bingo continuously for at least five years prior to July 1, , and that, during each of those five years, had gross receipts of at least one million five hundred thousand dollars.

A No owner or lessor of a location shall assist a charitable instant bingo organization in the conduct of instant bingo other than at a bingo session at that location unless the owner or lessor has entered into a written contract, as described in section B The location of the lessor or owner shall be designated as a location where the charitable instant bingo organization conducts instant bingo other than at a bingo session.

C No owner or lessor of a location that enters into a written contract as prescribed in division A of this section shall violate any provision of Chapter D No owner or lessor of a location that enters into a written contract as prescribed in division A of this section shall violate the terms of the contract. E 1 Whoever violates division C or D of this section is guilty of illegal instant bingo conduct. If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of division C or D of this section, illegal instant bingo conduct is a felony of the fifth degree.

The attorney general, by rule adopted pursuant to section The terms of the contract shall be limited to the provisions in Chapter A No charitable organization that conducts bingo or a game of chance pursuant to division D of section Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to.

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