609.763 LAWFUL GAMBLING FRAUD.
Subdivision 1. Crime.
A person is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced as provided in
subdivision 2 if the person does any of the following:
(1) knowingly claims a lawful gambling prize using altered or counterfeited gambling
(2) knowingly claims a lawful gambling prize by means of fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation;
(3) manipulates any form of lawful gambling or tampers with any gambling equipment with
intent to influence the outcome of a game or the receipt of a prize; or
(4) knowingly places or uses false information on a prize receipt or on any other form
approved for use by the Gambling Control Board or the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement
Division of the Department of Public Safety.
Subd. 2. Penalty.
A person who violates subdivision 1 may be sentenced as follows:
(1) if the dollar amount involved is $500 or less, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor;
(2) if the dollar amount involved is more than $500 but not more than $2,500, the person is
guilty of a gross misdemeanor; and
(3) if the dollar amount involved is more than $2,500, the person is guilty of a felony and
may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years or to payment of a fine of not
more than $6,000, or both.
Subd. 3. Aggregation; jurisdiction.
In a prosecution under this section, the dollar amounts
involved in violation of subdivision 1 within any 12-month period may be aggregated and the
defendant charged accordingly. When two or more offenses are committed by the same person in
two or more counties, the defendant may be prosecuted in any county in which one of the offenses
was committed for all of the offenses aggregated under this subdivision.
History: 2000 c 318 s 1; 2005 c 136 art 17 s 47