Ordinances

ARTICLE 713

Gambling

713.01 Use Of Premises For Unlawful Gambling
713.02 Frequenting Unlawful Gambling House; Participating, Promoting
713.03 Letting Premises For Unlawful Gambling
713.99 Penalty


CROSS REFERENCES

Gambling, cock or dog fighting - See 3rd Class §2403(24)
[53 P.S. §37403(24)]
Gambling devices prohibited - See BUS. REG. Art. 305 and 307.

713.01 USE OF PREMISES FOR UNLAWFUL GAMBLING.

No person shall use or permit to be used any premises, house, building, outhouse, room, tent, booth or any part thereof, or any other place of any sort or description, indoors or in the open, for the purpose of unlawful gambling by means of any game, scheme or enterprise, or any device, instrument or thing whatsoever at or by which any money or other valuable thing is waged, staked or bet, or in any other manner. (1946 Code C. 19 §14; Ord. 3009 §2. Passed 9/3/85.)

713.02 FREQUENTING UNLAWFUL GAMBLING HOUSE; PARTICIPATING, PROMOTING.

No person shall visit or frequent any of the places mentioned in Section 713.01 for the purpose of unlawful gambling in any manner, or there or elsewhere promote, manage or in any way participate, persuade, entice or solicit others to do so, in any game, scheme or enterprise at or by which any money or other valuable thing is waged, staked or bet. (Ord. 3009 §2. Passed 9/3/85.)



713.03 LETTING PREMISES FOR UNLAWFUL GAMBLING.

No owner, lessee or sub-lessee of any premises, house, building, outhouse, room, tent, booth or any part thereof, shall knowingly let or sublet such premises, house, building, outhouse, room, tent, booth or any part thereof, for the purpose of unlawful gambling in any manner. Upon notice from any person that such premises, house, building, outhouse, room, tent, booth, or any part thereof, are so used, such owner, lessee or sub-lessee shall immediately direct the gambling to cease. Any owner, lessee or sub-lessee who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be construed to be a promoter or manager of gambling, game, scheme or enterprise, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as hereinafter provided. (Ord. 3009 §2. Passed 9/3/85.)

713.99 PENALTY.

Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be fined six hundred dollars ($600.00) or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both. (Ord. 1801 §1. Passed 3/11/63; Ord. 3242-Passed 2/7/89)