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Section 3 – The Public Gambling Act,1867

The Public Gambling Act,1867

Section 3. Penalty for owning or keeping, or having charge of a gaming-house

Whoever, being the owner or occupier, or having the use, of any house, walled enclosure, room or place, situate within the limits to which this Act applies, opens, keeps or uses the same as a common gaming house; and

Whoever, being the owner or occupier of any such house, walled enclosure, room or place as aforesaid, knowingly or wilfully permits the same to be opened, occupied, used or kept by any other person as a common gaming-house; and

Whoever has the care of management of, or in any manner assists in conducting the business of any house, walled enclosure, room or place as aforesaid, opened, occupied, used or kept for the purpose aforesaid; and

Whoever advances or furnishes money for the purpose of gaming with persons frequenting such house, walled enclosure, room or place;

Shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred rupees, or to imprisonment of either description as defined in the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) for any term not exceeding three months:

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