§ 1831 Definitions
§ 1832 Licenses
§ 1834 Fees
§ 1835 Conduct card games
§ 1835-A Conduct of games of chance
§ 1836 Tournament games
§ 1837-A Raffles
§ 1838 Revenue and expenses
§ 1839 Records and reports
§ 1840 Distributors; records and reports
§ 1841 Prohibited acts
§ 1842 Investigations and actions on licenses and registrations; evidence
§ 1843 Rules
§ 1844 Violations
§ 1845 Administration expenses
§ 1846 Vending machines

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 17 > Chapter 62

  • Acquired brain injury: means an insult to the brain resulting directly or indirectly from trauma, anoxia, vascular lesions or infection, which:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3086
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Card game: means a game of chance conducted using one or more decks of cards, such as poker, blackjack or cribbage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Distributor: means a person, firm, corporation, association or organization that sells, markets or otherwise distributes sealed tickets, gambling apparatus or any other implements of gambling that may be used in the conduct of a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Electronic video machine: means a machine, however operated, that has a video screen featuring an electronically simulated game and delivers or entitles the person playing or operating it to receive the privilege of playing the electronic video machine without charge, but does not deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the electronic video machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tickets or something of value other than the privilege of playing the electronic video machine without charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • fair: means a nonprofit agricultural fair society eligible for a stipend under Title 7, chapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Game of chance: means a game, contest, scheme or device in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Game of skill: means any game, contest, scheme or device in which a person stakes or risks something of value for the opportunity to win something of value and that is not a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Gross revenue: means the total amount wagered in a game of chance less the prizes awarded. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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.
  • Licensee: means a firm, corporation, association or organization licensed by the Gambling Control Unit to operate a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Machine: means any machine, including electronic devices, however operated, the internal mechanism or components of which when set in motion or activated and by the application of the element of chance may deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tickets or something of value as defined in subsection 17. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Member: means a bona fide member of a firm, corporation, association, organization, department or class or a combination thereof who has been duly admitted as a member according to the laws, rules, regulations, ordinances or bylaws governing membership in the firm, corporation, association, organization, department, class or combination thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Net revenue: means gross revenue less allowable expenses as described in section 1838. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Raffle: means a game of chance in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Registrant: means a person or organization registered with the Gambling Control Unit to conduct a game of chance, a raffle or certain tournament games, for which a license is not required under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Roulette: means a game of chance in which players bet on the compartment of a revolving wheel into which a small ball will come to rest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Social gambling: means a contest of chance in which the only participants are players and from which no person or organization receives or becomes entitled to receive something of value or any profit whatsoever, directly or indirectly, other than as a player, from any source, fee, remuneration connected with gambling or such activity as arrangements or facilitation of the game, permitting the use of premises or selling or supplying for-profit refreshments, food, drink service or entertainment to participants, players or spectators. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Something of value: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tokens: means distinctive objects, chips, tickets or other devices of no intrinsic value used as a substitute for cash in accounting for revenue from a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • unit: means the bureau within the Department of Public Safety under Title 25, section 2902, subsection 12 or an authorized representative of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.