§ 572.010 Chapter definitions
§ 572.015 Constitutionally authorized activities not prohibited
§ 572.020 Gambling — penalty.
§ 572.030 Promoting gambling in the first degree — penalty.
§ 572.040 Promoting gambling in the second degree — penalty.
§ 572.050 Possession of gambling records in the first degree — penalty.
§ 572.060 Possession of gambling records in the second degree — penalty.
§ 572.070 Possession of a gambling device — penalty.
§ 572.080 Lottery offenses — no defense.
§ 572.090 Gambling houses, public nuisances — abatement.
§ 572.100 Preemption — exclusions.
§ 572.125 Antique slot machines exempt from section 572.120, when

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 572

  • Bookmaking: advancing gambling activity by unlawfully accepting bets from members of the public as a business, rather than in a casual or personal fashion, upon the outcomes of future contingent events. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • Contest of chance: any contest, game, gaming scheme or gaming device in which the outcome depends in a material degree upon an element of chance, notwithstanding that the skill of the contestants may also be a factor therein. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Gambling: a person engages in gambling when he or she stakes or risks something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under his or her control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that he or she will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • Gambling device: any device, machine, paraphernalia or equipment that is used or usable in the playing phases of any gambling activity, whether that activity consists of gambling between persons or gambling by a person with a machine. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • Gambling record: any article, instrument, record, receipt, ticket, certificate, token, slip or notation used or intended to be used in connection with unlawful gambling activity. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Player: a person who engages in any form of gambling solely as a contestant or bettor, without receiving or becoming entitled to receive any profit therefrom other than personal gambling winnings, and without otherwise rendering any material assistance to the establishment, conduct or operation of the particular gambling activity. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • policy: an unlawful gambling scheme in which for a consideration the participants are given an opportunity to win something of value, the award of which is determined by chance. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Slot machine: a gambling device that as a result of the insertion of a coin or other object operates, either completely automatically or with the aid of some physical act by the player, in such a manner that, depending upon elements of chance, it may eject something of value. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • Something of value: any money or property, any token, object or article exchangeable for money or property, or any form of credit or promise directly or indirectly contemplating transfer of money or property or of any interest therein or involving extension of a service, entertainment or a privilege of playing at a game or scheme without charge. See Missouri Laws 572.010
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Unlawful: not specifically authorized by law. See Missouri Laws 572.010