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 situated within the limits to which this Act applies, opens, keeps or uses the same asa 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 beopened, occupied, used or kept by any other person as a common gaming-house; and
whoever has the care or 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 gaining 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,1as defined in the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), for any term not exceeding three months.2