Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 1194||Gambling devices.|
|Sec. 5||62 Stat. 757.
18 U.S.C., Sup. III, § 1151.
|Sec. 5||62 Stat. 685.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That as used in this Act—
(a) The term "gambling device" means—
(1) any so-called "slot machine" or any other machine or mechanical device an essential part of which is a drum or reel with insignia thereon, and (A) which when operated may deliver, as the result of the application of an element of chance, any money or property, or (B) by the operation of which a person may become entitled to receive, as the result of the application of an element of chance, any money or property; or
(2) any machine or mechanical device designed and manufactured to operate by means of insertion of a coin, token, or similar object and designed and manufactured so that when operated it may deliver, as the result of the application of an element of chance, any money or property; or
(3) any subassembly or essential part intended to be used in connection with any such machine or mechanical device.
(b) The term "State" includes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
(c) The term "possession of the United States" means any possession of the United States which is not named in paragraph (b) of this section.
It shall be unlawful to manufacture, recondition, repair, sell, transport, possess, or use any gambling device in the District of Columbia, in any possession of the United States, within Indian country as defined in section 1151 of title 18 of the United States Code or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States as defined in section 7 of title 18 of the United States Code.
Approved, January 2, 1951.