Article 1

Original Language Title: Art 1

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Law 4 August 1921 27 on games of chance (with n t interpretative) Art. 1. - (1) For the purposes dell'Art.549 17 of the Penal Code are considered games of chance all those in which the winning or loss depends entirely or almost entirely by fate without there contributes the ability of the active gambler. They are, for example, games of chance, the following: basset also called Tajè or bancaccia - zecchinetto - Macaw - iron way - roulette - white and red - thirty and forty - seven thirty - Pharaoh - three cards - Morra and the like. Art. 2. - (2) Each of the players will be punished by fine glue L.25 to L.5000 which may be added to imprisonment from five days to three months. The prison will always inflict on repeat. Those who, in any way, lend the place the creeks for the game and those who direct the work will pay because the game can be exercised are punished glue imprisonment from one month to one year and in case of relapse or recurrence glue imprisonment from three months to five years. Art. 3. - (3) The offense will lead the seizure and confiscation of objects and cash used pel game. The premises will be used for the game may be, they belong to anyone, confiscated with all that they contain, without any compensation, to the total benefit of the Exchequer. Art. 4. - In places where suspects are kept games of chance the government will order you - even if it's place or private club - the continued presence of agents of the public force. Art. 5. - This Decree must be kept posted in a visible place in premises. Anyone violating this provision shall incur a fine of from L.20 to L.50. Art. 6. - The Regulations December 21, 1916 is hereby repealed. This Decree shall come into force immediately after its publication. (1) This article is almost identical to article 1 of the Law that precedes the games of chance approved by the Board G. and G. 19 December 1916. In the first part, and defined what is meant by a gambling game. The second part indicates the more 'common games of chance: the enumeration is made an example only and therefore any game, even if not included in that list, can be defined and considered game of chance when "winning or losing which depends entirely or entirely by fate (part # 1.) ". (2) This article corresponds, as a maximum, the rt.3 of the Law approved by the Council G. and G. 19 December 1916. In the first part it is established against giuocat re venture: it is worth more ' severe in the case of repeat offenses (art.69 CP) that is for those who after having already served a sentence for gambling again fall into the same offense. In the second part of the article are punished iv rse two categories of persons: a) Those who provide the premises or location for the game; B) Those who provide direct work because the game may be exercised; C) Lender of the place is the one who, however, grant the local purpose neck to keep a game of chance. E 'therefore necessary that those who gave the local know that games of chance or knowingly tolerate such forbidden game. E 'hardly necessary to note that "provider" can be both the owner and the tenant or the owner of a local: in any case must be the person who has the availability of that space, that is, in person, it can prohibit or permett king a certain use of the local: B) because the game is and erciti direct opera lenders are: 1.) the container or containers of the gambling game; 2.) those who play by the container are instructed to take counter or operate your video recorder (eg. Roulette) intended to play. "Container" is the one who with speculative intent establish and foment a game of chance: the one who holds the game speculating on this with procure or maintain it or holding out the opportunity and facility to gamble. But not always the container or the contractor of the game is present and takes part directly to it: indeed mostly 'instructs a trusted person to hold the dealer or to operate or monitor the equipment with which it plays: now these individuals must be punished. The phrase then the law: "that will pay direct work" must be understood in the sense that they are to punish those who provide such a service without it the game might not be held. So, for example, a porter, a messenger, a waiter etc.. a playground house does not fall under the punishment in question because it does not lend direct work in the game which takes place regardless of position disengaged from them. It 'good to experience that in those games in which the dealer passes alternately from one player to the provision in question does not apply: in such cases, even those who are surprised holding the bench is
punished like other players, and that is the meaning of art.2 of the law. (3) This article in its first part provides for the confiscation of the objects and the money destined to play. In the second part of the article stipulates the confiscation of the premises that "will be used in the game." The words used by the law is clear; 1) that the local confiscation is never mandatory but merely optional; 2) that the room must be destined to play and that is to have sole or main purpose or destination the game of chance: it must be, that is, a real playground house. If you discover gamble of chance in a tavern, in a restaurant, in a dwelling house: the confiscation is not possible. To the owner or who has the availability of the tavern, the restaurant, the house can only apply it to the second part art.2 and that (as already said) only knows where, know and tolerate that gambling ; 3) that the aforementioned target should be and that is to be safe. And 'it is forbidden any presumption in that regard. "