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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2024-01-14. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Keeping gaming or betting house

  •  (1) Every person who keeps a common gaming house or common betting house is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note: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.


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