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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS
Section: 5:12-114: Unlawful use of bogus chips or gaming billets, marked cards, dice, cheating devices, unlawful coins; penalty.
114. Unlawful Use of Bogus Chips or Gaming Billets, Marked Cards, Dice, Cheating Devices, Unlawful Coins; Penalty. a. It shall be unlawful for any person playing any licensed gambling game:
(1) Knowingly to use bogus or counterfeit chips or gaming billets, or knowingly to substitute and use in any such game cards or dice that have been marked, loaded or tampered with; or
(2) Knowingly to use or possess any cheating device with intent to cheat or defraud.
b. It shall be unlawful for any person, playing or using any slot machine in a licensed casino:
(1) Knowingly to use other than a lawful coin or legal tender of the United States of America, or to use coin not of the same denomination as the coin intended to be used in such slot machine, except that in the playing of any slot machine or similar gaming device, it shall be lawful for any person to use gaming billets, tokens or similar objects therein which are approved by the division; or
(2) To use any cheating or thieving device, including but not limited to tools, drills, wires, coins or tokens attached to strings or wires, or electronic or magnetic devices, to facilitate the alignment of any winning combination or removing from any slot machine any money or other contents thereof.
c. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to possess or use while on the premises of a licensed casino, any cheating or thieving device, including but not limited to tools, wires, drills, coins attached to strings or wires or electronic or magnetic devices to facilitate removing from any slot machine any money or contents thereof, except that a duly authorized employee of a licensed casino may possess and use any of the foregoing only in furtherance of his employment in the casino.
d. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to possess or use while on the premises of any licensed casino or simulcasting facility any key or device designed for the purpose of or suitable for opening or entering any slot machine or similar gaming device or drop box, except that a duly authorized employee of a licensed casino, of a company authorized to conduct casino simulcasting, or of the division may possess and use any of the foregoing only in furtherance of his employment.
e. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree and notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2C:43-3 shall be subject to a fine of not more than $50,000, and in the case of a person other than a natural person, to a fine of not more than $200,000 and any other appropriate disposition authorized by subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:43-2.
L.1977, c.110, s.114; amended 1979, c.282, s.39; 1993, c.292, s.29; 2011, c.19, s.82.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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