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4. Penalty for being found in gaming-house.

Whoeveris found in any such house, walled enclosure, room or place, playing or gaming with cards, dice, counters, money or other instruments of gaming, or is found there present for the purpose of gaming, whether playing for

any money, wager, stake or otherwise, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred rupees, or to imprisonment of either description,1 as defined in the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), for any term not exceeding one month,2 and

any person found in any common gaming-house during any gaming or playing therein shall be presumed, until the contrary be proved, to have been there for the purpose of gaming.

Public Gambling Act, 1867 Back

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