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The DC Code: § 16-1704 Cheating at gambling.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

Whoever, at any one time or sitting, by fraud or false pretense, while playing any game, or while having a share in a wager played for, or while betting on the sides or hands of persons who play, wins, or acquires to himself or to any other person, above the sum or value of $25, shall, upon conviction of the offense, forfeit five times the value of the sum of money or other thing so won, and shall be deemed infamous.

The penalty prescribed by this section may be recovered in a civil action by the persons specified by, and in the manner provided by, section 16-1702.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1704. 1973 Ed., § 16-1704. DC CODE § 16-1704 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 583, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)