Sports, Racing, and Athletics

Boxing and Wrestling

SECTION 41-5-1

§ 41-5-1. License required for boxing exhibitions – Amateur exhibitions exempt.

(a) No boxing or sparring match or exhibition for a prize or a purse, or at which an admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly, in the form of dues or otherwise, shall take place or be conducted in this state unless licensed by the division of gaming and athletics licensing in accordance with this chapter; provided, however, that the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any boxing or sparring match or exhibition in which the contestants are amateurs and that is conducted under the supervision and control of:

(1) Any educational institution recognized by the council on postsecondary education and the council on elementary and secondary education of this state, or

(2) Any religious or charitable organization or society engaged in the training of youth and recognized as such by the division of gaming and athletics licensing of this state.

(b) For the purposes of this section, an "amateur" shall be deemed to mean a person who engages in boxing or sparring contests or exhibitions for which no cash prizes are awarded to the participants, and for which the prize competed for, if any, shall not exceed in value the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1926, ch. 772, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 16, § 4; P.L. 1940, ch. 886, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1946, ch. 1746, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 41-5-1; P.L. 2016, ch. 528, § 5.)