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Article - Criminal Law




§12–101.

    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Candidate” has the meaning stated in § 1-101 of the Election Law Article.

    (c)    (1)    “Credit” means payment by a credit card or promissory note.

        (2)    “Credit” includes selling or pledging personal property in exchange for cash or tokens.

    (d)    (1)    “Gaming device” means:

            (i)    a gaming table, except a billiard table, at which a game of chance is played for money or any other thing or consideration of value; or

            (ii)    a game or device at which money or any other thing or consideration of value is bet, wagered, or gambled.

        (2)    “Gaming device” includes a paddle wheel, wheel of fortune, chance book, and bingo.

    (e)    “Gaming event” means:

        (1)    a bingo game;

        (2)    a carnival;

        (3)    a bazaar;

        (4)    a raffle;

        (5)    a benefit performance; or

        (6)    any other event at which a gaming device is operated.

    (f)    “Organization” includes:

        (1)    a fraternal, religious, civic, patriotic, educational, or charitable organization;

        (2)    a volunteer fire company, rescue squad, or auxiliary unit;

        (3)    a veterans’ organization or club;

        (4)    a bona fide nonprofit organization that is raising money for an exclusively charitable, athletic, or educational purpose; or

        (5)    any organization that is authorized to conduct a gaming event under Subtitle 1 or 2 of this title or Title 13 of this article.

    (g)    “Political committee” has the meaning stated in § 1-101 of the Election Law Article.

    (h)    “Token” means a poker chip, bingo chip, or other device commonly used instead of money in the playing of a gaming device.