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§29-22B-1712. Criminal penalty for use of device that gives player an unauthorized advantage.

(a) A person who, while a video lottery game is being played, uses, or assists another person in the use of, an electronic, electrical or mechanical device which is designed, constructed or programmed specifically for use in obtaining an advantage at playing any video lottery game is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall for a first offense be confined in a state correctional facility for at least one year but not more than five years, or shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000, or both.

(b) A second and each subsequent offense under this section shall be a felony and, upon conviction thereof, the person shall be confined in a state correctional facility for a term of not less than one year nor more than three years, and fined not less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000, except that, in the case of a person other than an individual, the fine may be not less than $50,000 nor more than $100,000.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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