Casino Fraudulent Acts Definition

Fraudulent Acts, C.R.S. 12-47.1-823

The Attorney's Definition of Fraudulent Acts in Colorado is:

(1) It is unlawful for a person:

(a) To alter or misrepresent the outcome of a game or other event on which wagers have been made after the outcome is made sure but before it is revealed to the players;

(b) To place, increase, or decrease a bet or to determine the course of play after acquiring knowledge, not available to all players, of the outcome of the game or any event that affects the outcome of the game or which is the subject of the bet or to aid anyone in acquiring such knowledge for the purpose of placing, increasing, or decreasing a bet or determining the course of play contingent upon that event or outcome;

(c) To claim, collect, or take, or attempt to claim, collect, or take, money or anything of value in or from a limited gaming activity with intent to defraud and without having made a wager contingent thereon, or to claim, collect, or take an amount greater than the amount won;

(d) Knowingly to entice or induce another to go to any place where limited gaming is being conducted or operated in violation of the provisions of this article, with the intent that the other person play or participate in that limited gaming activity;

(e) To place or increase a bet after acquiring knowledge of the outcome of the game or other event which is the subject of the bet, including past-posting and pressing bets;

(f) To reduce the amount wagered or to cancel a bet after acquiring knowledge of the outcome of the game or other event which is the subject of the bet, including pinching bets;

(g) To manipulate, with the intent to cheat, any component of a gaming device in a manner contrary to the designed and normal operational purpose for the component, with knowledge that the manipulation affects the outcome of the game or with knowledge of an event that affects the outcome of the game;

(h) To, by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, or device, for himself or another, win or attempt to win money or property or a representative of either or reduce a losing wager or attempt to reduce a losing wager in connection with limited gaming;

(i) To conduct any limited gaming operation without a valid license;

(j) To conduct any limited gaming operation on an unlicensed premises;

(k) To permit any limited gaming games or slot machines to be conducted, operated, dealt, or carried on in any limited gaming premises by a person other than a person licensed for such premises pursuant to this article;

(l) To place any limited gaming games or slot machines into play or display such games or slot machines without the authorization of the commission;

(m) To employ or continue to employ any person in a limited gaming operation who is not duly licensed or registered in a position whose duties require a license or registration pursuant to this article; or

(n) To, without first obtaining the requisite license or registration pursuant to this article, be employed, work, or otherwise act in a position whose duties would require licensing or registration pursuant to this article.

(2) Any person issued a license pursuant to this article violating any provision of this section commits a class 6 felony and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-401, C.R.S., and any other person violating any provision of this section commits a class 1 misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501, C.R.S. If the person is a repeating gambling offender, the person commits a class 5 felony and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-401, C.R.S.

This is the definition courts and lawyers use in Denver, Aurora, Littleton and across Colorado, when people are charged with this misdemeanor and felony offense.

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