CHAPTER 288

GENERAL PROVISIONS RESPECTING POLICE PROVIDING CHANGE IN PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ACT

AN ACT TO AMEND PARAGRAPH 4058, SECTION 163, CHAPTER 100 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, BY PROVIDING A CHANGE IN THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SAID ACT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Paragraph 4058. Section 163. Chapter 100 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing and striking out the first sentence thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof the following new sentence:

4058. Sec. 163. KEEPING OR BEING CONCERNED IN INTEREST IN KEEPING GAMING TABLE OR DEVICE, A MISDEMEANOR; PENALTY; GAMBLING DEVICE AND PROPERTY CONCERNED, FORFEITED; HOW DISPOSED OF:--Whoever shall keep or exhibit a gaming table, faro bank, sweat cloth, roulette table, or other device under any denomination, at which cards, dice, or any other game of chance is played for money, or other thing of value, or other gambling device of any kind whatsoever, or whoever shall, with intent that it shall be kept or exhibited for use by the public, buy, sell, or distribute such table, bank, sweat cloth, or other gambling device, or whoever shall be a partner or concerned in interest in the keeping or exhibiting such table, bank, sweat cloth, or other device, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit and pay for the first offense a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or be imprisoned for a term of one month, or both, in the discretion of the Court; and for the second offense shall forfeit and pay a fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned for a term of six months, and for each subsequent offense shall forfeit and pay a fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), and be imprisoned for a term of one year.

The Municipal Court of the City of Wilmington shall have concurrent jurisdiction of all violations of this Section committed within the corporate limits of the City of Wilmington.

Approved June 5, 1951.