WVC 29 - 22 B-1708
§29-22B-1708. Criminal penalty for tampered game, terminal,
device or other equipment.
(a) A person who knowingly conducts, carries on, operates or
exposes for play, or allows to be conducted, carried on, operated
or exposed for play, any video lottery game, video lottery terminal
or other device, equipment or material which has in any manner been
tampered with or placed in a condition or operated in a manner the
result of which tends to deceive the public or tends to alter the
normal random selection of characteristics or the normal chance of
the video lottery game which could determine or alter the result of
the game is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof,
shall for a first conviction be confined in a county or regional
jail not more than one year and fined not less than one thousand
dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, except that, in the
case of a person other than an individual, the amount of the fine
imposed may be not less than twenty-five thousand dollars nor more
than fifty thousand dollars.
(b) A second and each subsequent offense under this section
shall be a felony and, upon conviction thereof, the person shall be
confined in a state correctional facility for a term of not less
than one year nor more than three years and fined not less than
five thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars,
except that in the case of a person other than an individual, the
fine may be not less than fifty thousand dollars nor more than one
hundred thousand dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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