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74-9809.Prohibited acts; penalties. (a) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any person to have a financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any tribal gaming facility or any host facility that conducts or operates a game which can be played at a tribal gaming facility in this state and in which a progressive jackpot can be awarded while such person is executive director or an employee of the state gaming agency or during the five years immediately following termination of such person's employment as executive director or an employee of the state gaming agency.

(b) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for the executive director or any employee of the state gaming agency to knowingly:

(1) Place a wager or bet or play an electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility in Kansas;

(2) participate directly or indirectly as an owner, operator, manager or consultant in tribal gaming in Kansas; or

(3) accept any compensation, gift, loan, entertainment, favor or service from any person or entity licensed pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact, except such suitable facilities and services within a tribal gaming facility in Kansas as may be required to facilitate the performance of the member's, employee's or appointee's official duties.

(c) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for the executive director or any employee of the state gaming agency, or any spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child, grandchild, uncle, aunt, parent-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law thereof, to:

(1) Hold any license issued pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact; or

(2) enter into any business dealing, venture or contract with an owner or operator of a tribal gaming facility in Kansas other than as required to complete the duties of the compact.

(d) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any holder of a license issued pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact to allow any person, directly or indirectly, to place a wager or play any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility, knowing such person to be under 21 years of age.

(e) It is a severity level 8, nonperson felony for any person to use or conspire to use any device for the purpose of effecting the outcome of any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility.

(f) No person less than 18 years of age shall place, directly or indirectly, any wager or play any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility. Any person violating this subsection shall be subject to adjudication as a juvenile offender pursuant to the Kansas juvenile offenders code.

(g) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any person 18 or more years of age but less than 21 years of age, directly or indirectly, to place any wager or play any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility.

(h) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person playing or using any class III game, gaming device or electronic game of chance at a tribal gaming facility to:

(1) Knowingly use bogus or counterfeit chips or gaming billets or knowingly substitute and use in any such game cards or dice that have been marked, loaded or tampered with;

(2) knowingly use other than a lawful coin or legal tender of the United States of America, or to use coin not of the same denomination as the coin intended to be used in an electronic game of chance, except that in the playing of any electronic game of chance or similar gaming device, it shall be lawful for any person to use gaming billets, tokens or similar objects therein which are approved by the tribal gaming commission having responsibility for the tribal gaming facility; or

(3) win or attempt to win, for the person's self or another, by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by a fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice or device, money or property or a representative of either, or reduce or attempt to reduce a losing wager, in connection with tribal gaming in a value of $100 or greater.

(i) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person knowingly to possess or use, while on the premises of a tribal gaming facility, any cheating or thieving device, including but not limited to tools, wires drills, coins attached to strings or wires or electronic or magnetic devices to facilitate removing from any electronic game of chance any money or contents thereof, except that a duly authorized employee of a licensed tribal gaming facility or tribal gaming commission may possess and use any of the foregoing only in furtherance of the employee's employment in the tribal gaming facility.

(j) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person to knowingly possess or use while on the premises of any tribal gaming facility any key or device designed for the purpose of or suitable for opening or entering any electronic game of chance or similar gaming device or drop box, except that a duly authorized employee of a tribal gaming facility or tribal gaming commission may possess and use any of the foregoing only in furtherance of the employee's employment in the trial gaming facility.

(k) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony to:

(1) Knowingly conduct, carry on, operate, deal or allow to be conducted, carried on or dealt any cheating or thieving class III game or device; or

(2) knowingly deal, conduct, carry on, operate or expose for play any class III game or games played with cards, dice or any mechanical or electronic device, or any combination of class III games or devices, which have in any manner been marked or 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 game which could determine or alter the result of the game.

(l) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony to knowingly use or possess any marked cards, loaded dice, plugged or tampered with machines or devices, including but not limited to electronic games of chance.

(m) It is a severity level 8 nonperson felony for any person or entity to possess any device, equipment or material which the person knows has been manufactured, distributed, sold, tampered with or serviced in violation of the provisions of a tribal-state gaming compact.

(n) It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any person to win, for the person's self or another, by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice or device, money or property or a representative of either, or reduce or attempt to reduce a losing wager, in connection with tribal gaming in a value of less than $100.

History: L. 1996, ch. 256, § 9; July 1.



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