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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:Placing bets on behalf of others

 Every one who

  • (a) places or offers or agrees to place a bet on behalf of another person for a consideration paid or to be paid by or on behalf of that other person,

  • (b) engages in the business or practice of placing or agreeing to place bets on behalf of other persons, whether for a consideration or otherwise, or

  • (c) holds himself out or allows himself to be held out as engaging in the business or practice of placing or agreeing to place bets on behalf of other persons, whether for a consideration or otherwise,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable

  • (d) for a first offence, to imprisonment for not more than two years,

  • (e) for a second offence, to imprisonment for not more than two years and not less than fourteen days, and

  • (f) for each subsequent offence, to imprisonment for not more than two years and not less than three months.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 187
  • 1974-75-76, c. 93, s. 11

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