Houston Promotion of Gambling Attorney
Promotion of Gambling Lawyer Serving Houston and Surrounding Areas
Although gambling is legal in many states, under Texas laws, a person can face a gambling charge under a variety of circumstances. Examples of situations in Texas that could give rise to criminal charges include participation in the profits of a gambling establishment, participating in bookmaking, selling changes on the partial or final result, or margin of a game or contest, nomination, etc. These offenses are known in Texas as Promotion of Gambling. That is, it is an offense to knowingly operate or participate in the earnings of a gambling place, engage in bookmaking or become a custodian of anything of value related to a bet. This includes receiving and recording or forwarding more than five bets in a period of 24 hours; receiving and recording or forwarding bets totaling more than $1,000 in a period of 24 hours or a scheme by 3+ people to receive or forward a bet. If you or a loved one has been charged in a gambling-related offense, reach out to Houston Promotion of Gambling Attorney Paul Darrow. Our law office is here to help you.
Penalties for Promotion of Gambling
Promotion of Gambling is a Class A Misdemeanor which carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine up to $4,000.
Other Gambling Offenses
In the state of Texas, it is illegal to make a bet on the partial or final result of any game or contest; it is illegal to make a bet on the result or degree of success of any political nominee or election; and it is illegal to bet money or things of value for any game played with cards, dice, balls or other gambling devices.
Gambling is a Class C Misdemeanor carrying a fine of up to $500.
Keeping a Gambling Place
In Texas, it is illegal to knowing use or permitting another to use property owned or rented by him to be used as a gambling place. It is also illegal to possess or use a gambling device including blackjack machines, slot machines that pay out in cash, electronic poker, etc.
Keeping a gambling place is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.
What is legal in Texas?
Participation in the Texas Lottery, betting at a racetrack that is operating in compliance with the statute, and certain charitable raffles are legal in Texas.
Get Experienced Help – Call Houston Promotion of Gambling Attorney Paul Darrow Today
If you are being accused of Promotion of Gambling or another Gambling offense, you need an attorney who understands how to expertly defend your case. Paul Darrow is an experienced trial attorney, who will fight for you. To learn more about your options call our office today at (713) 641-5300 to schedule a consultation.