§ 849.01 Keeping gambling houses, etc
§ 849.02 Agents or employees of keeper of gambling house
§ 849.03 Renting house for gambling purposes
§ 849.04 Permitting minors and persons under guardianship to gamble
§ 849.05 Prima facie evidence
§ 849.07 Permitting gambling on billiard or pool table by holder of license
§ 849.08 Gambling
§ 849.085 Certain penny-ante games not crimes; restrictions
§ 849.086 Cardrooms authorized
§ 849.09 Lottery prohibited; exceptions
§ 849.091 Chain letters, pyramid clubs, etc., declared a lottery; prohibited; penalties
§ 849.0915 Referral selling
§ 849.092 Motor fuel retail business; certain activities permitted
§ 849.0931 Bingo authorized; conditions for conduct; permitted uses of proceeds; limitations
§ 849.0935 Charitable, nonprofit organizations; drawings by chance; required disclosures; unlawful acts and practices; penalties
§ 849.094 Game promotion in connection with sale of consumer products or services
§ 849.10 Printing lottery tickets, etc., prohibited
§ 849.11 Plays at games of chance by lot
§ 849.12 Money and prizes to be forfeited
§ 849.13 Punishment on second conviction
§ 849.14 Unlawful to bet on result of trial or contest of skill, etc
§ 849.141 Bowling tournaments exempted from chapter
§ 849.142 Exempted activities
§ 849.15 Manufacture, sale, possession, etc., of slot machines or devices prohibited
§ 849.16 Machines or devices which come within provisions of law defined
§ 849.17 Confiscation of machines by arresting officer
§ 849.18 Disposition of machines upon conviction
§ 849.19 Property rights in confiscated machine
§ 849.20 Machines and devices declared nuisance; place of operation subject to lien for fine
§ 849.21 Injunction to restrain violation
§ 849.22 Fees of clerk of circuit court and sheriff
§ 849.23 Penalty for violations of ss. 849.15-849.22
§ 849.231 Gambling devices; manufacture, sale, purchase or possession unlawful
§ 849.232 Property right in gambling devices; confiscation
§ 849.233 Penalty for violation of s. 849.231
§ 849.235 Possession of certain gambling devices; defense
§ 849.25 “Bookmaking” defined; penalties; exceptions.
§ 849.251 Wagering, aiding, abetting, or conniving to race or wager on greyhounds or other dogs; penalty
§ 849.26 Gambling contracts declared void; exception
§ 849.29 Persons against whom suits may be brought to recover on gambling contracts
§ 849.30 Plaintiff entitled to writs of attachment, garnishment and replevin
§ 849.31 Loser’s testimony not to be used against her or him.
§ 849.32 Notice to state attorney; prosecution of suit
§ 849.33 Judgment and collection of money; execution
§ 849.34 Loser’s judgment; recovery of property; writ of assistance.
§ 849.35 Definitions
§ 849.36 Seizure and forfeiture of property used in the violation of lottery and gambling statutes
§ 849.37 Disposition and appraisal of property seized under this chapter
§ 849.38 Proceedings for forfeiture; notice of seizure and order to show cause
§ 849.39 Delivery of property to claimant
§ 849.40 Proceeding when no claim filed
§ 849.41 Proceeding when claim filed
§ 849.42 State attorney to represent state
§ 849.43 Judgment of forfeiture
§ 849.44 Disposition of proceeds of forfeiture
§ 849.45 Fees for services
§ 849.46 Exercise of police power

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 849 - Gambling

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • business entity: means any corporation, partnership, limited partnership, company, limited liability company, proprietorship, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, self-employed individual, or trust, whether fictitiously named or not, doing business in this state. See Florida Statutes 817.011
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • reverse vending machine: means a machine into which empty beverage containers are deposited for recycling and which provides a payment of money, merchandise, vouchers, or other incentives. See Florida Statutes 849.16
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • slot machine or device: includes , but is not limited to, devices regulated as slot machines pursuant to chapter 551. See Florida Statutes 849.16
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01