Gambling in Public — Louisiana

Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney


Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Lawyer


Serving Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. John, St. Tammany,

St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes!


Gambling in Public — La RS 14:90.2

Gambling in public is the aiding or abetting or participation in any game, contest, lottery, or contrivance, in any location or place open to the view of the public or the people at large, such as streets, highways, vacant lots, neutral grounds, alleyway, sidewalk, park, beach, parking lot, or condemned structures whereby a person risks the loss of anything of value in order to realize a profit.

This Section shall not prohibit activities authorized under the Charitable Raffles, Bingo and Keno Licensing Law,1 nor shall it apply to bona fide fairs and festivals conducted for charitable purposes.

Whoever commits the crime of gambling in public shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.


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