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CHAPTER 29. MISCELLANEOUS BOARDS AND OFFICERS.

´╗┐ARTICLE 22D. WEST VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPORTS WAGERING ACT.

§29-22D-20. Crimes and penalties related to unauthorized sports wagering operations.

(a) Any person, other than a licensee under this article, who engages in accepting, facilitating, or operating a sports wagering operation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or confined in jail for not more than ninety days, or both fined and confined.

(b) Notwithstanding the penalty provisions §29-22D-20(a) of this code, any person convicted of a second violation of §29-22D-20(a) of this code is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $50,000, or confined in jail for not more than six months, or both fined and confined.

(c) Notwithstanding the penalty provisions of §29-22D-20(a) or §29-22D-20(b) of this code, any person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of said §29-22D-20(a) of this code is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $25,000 nor more than $100,000 or imprisoned in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than five years, or both fined and confined.

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