Title SixCRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC MORALS
Chapter One. Gambling and BettingArticle 195. GamblingArticle 196. Importation, sale and possession of lotterytickets or advertisementsArticle 197. Betting in sport contests (REPEALED)Article 198. Illegal betting on horse racesArticle 199. Illegal cockfightingChapter Two. Offenses against Decency and GoodCustom Article 200. Grave scandalArticle 201. Immoral doctrines, obscenepublicationsand exhibitionsArticle 202. Vagrancy and prostitution
Article 195. Gambling
Taking part directly or indirectly in –a.any game of monte, jueteng, orany other form of lottery, policy,banking, or percentage game, dograces, or any other game or schemethe results of which depend wholly orchiefly upon chance or hazard; orwherein wagers consisting of money,articles of value, or representative of value are made; orb.the exploitation or use of anyother mechanical invention orcontrivance to determine by chancethe loser or winner of money or anyobject or representative of value;2.Knowingly permitting any form of gamblingto be carried on in any place owned orcontrolled by the offender;3.Being maintainer, conductor, or banker in agame of jueteng or similar game;4.Knowingly and without lawful purposepossessing lottery list, paper, or othermatter containing letters, figures, signs orsymbol which pertain to or are in anymanner used in the game of jueteng or anysimilar game.
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1602Prescribing Stiffer Penalties On IllegalGamblingWho are punishable?
1. Any person other than those referred to in thesucceeding sub-sections who in any manner, shalldirectly or indirectly
in any illegal orunauthorized activities or gamesWhat are illegal or unauthorized activities or games?
cockfighting, jueteng, lotteries, games usingdice, card games, games using plastic tiles(mahjong), mechanical contraptions anddevices (slot machines), races, individual orteam contests where game fixing, pointshaving and other machinations arepresent, banking or percentage game
IN GENERAL: or any other game scheme,whether upon chance or skill, whereinwagers consisting of money, articles of value or representative of value are at stakeor made2. Any person who shall
any formof gambling referred to in the precedingsubparagraph to be carried on in inhabited oruninhabited place or in any building, vessel or othermeans of transportation owned or controlled by him.3. The
of the abovegambling schemes.4. Any person who shall, knowingly and withoutlawful purpose in any hour of any day,
, paper or othermatter containing letters, figures, signs orsymbols pertaining to or in any manner usedin the games of jueteng, jai-alai or horseracing bookies, and similar games of lotteriesand numbers which have taken place or aboutto take place.5. Any
who, with knowledge of the existence of a gambling house or place in his jurisdiction
fails to abate
the same or take action inconnection therewith.6. Any security officer, security guard,
,private or house detective of hotels, villages,buildings, enclosures and the like which have thereputation of a
or where gamblingactivities are being held.Penalty is higher:1.If the place where gambling is carried onhas a reputation of a gambling place or thatprohibited gambling is frequently carried ontherein;2.If the place is a public or governmentbuilding or barangay hall;
If the maintainer, conductor or banker of said gambling schemes is a governmentofficial, or where such government official isthe player, promoter, referee, umpire, judgeor coach in case of game fixing, pointshaving and machination.Very important!!! Informer's reward!!!
Any personwho shall disclose information that will lead to thearrest and final conviction of the malefactor shall be
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