WVC 29 - 22 B-1709
§29-22B-1709. Criminal penalty for deceptive practices.
(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, data line connection with the central control computer,
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 state lottery commission or
tends to alter the accurate recording of credits played and credits
won by the commission's central control computer, or the central
control computer's ability to disable and cause not to operate any
or all video lottery terminals of a licensed limited video lottery
retailer, for the first offense is guilty of a misdemeanor and,
upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in a county or regional
jail not more than one year and fined not 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 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 at least one year but
not more than five years, and fined not less than one thousand
dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, except that when the
person is not an individual, the amount of the fine imposed may be
not less than five thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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