WVC 29 - 22 B-1712
§29-22B-1712. Criminal penalty for use of device that gives
player an unauthorized advantage.
(a) A person who, while a video lottery game is being played,
uses, or assists another person in the use of, an electronic,
electrical or mechanical device which is designed, constructed or
programmed specifically for use in obtaining an advantage at
playing any video lottery game is guilty of a felony and, upon
conviction thereof, shall for a first offense be confined in a
state correctional facility for at least one year but not more than
five years, or shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars
nor more than five thousand dollars, or both.
(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 2015 Regular Session
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