Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 19
Gambling and Lotteries

R.I. Gen. Laws 11-19-1

 11-19-1.  Forms of gambling prohibited.

Every person who shall, directly or indirectly, set up, put forth, carry on, promote, or draw, publicly or privately, any lottery, chance, game, or device of any nature or kind whatsoever, or by whatsoever name it may be called, for the purpose of exposing, setting for sale or disposing of any money, houses, lands, merchandise, or articles of value, or shall sell or expose to sale lottery policies, purporting to be governed by the drawing of any public or private lottery, or shall sign or endorse any book, document, or paper whatsoever, for the purpose of enabling others to sell, or expose to sale, lottery policies, except as authorized in this chapter and in title 41 and chapters 61 and 61.2 of title 42, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and shall be imprisoned not exceeding two (2) years or be fined not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000).

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 283, 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 349, 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 401, 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 612, 1; G.L. 1956, 11-19-1; P.L. 1975, ch. 41, 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 309, 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 389, 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 406, 4; P.L. 1982, ch. 72, 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 279, 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 84, 1.