Presidential Decree 1602 – A Decree to Create Stiffer Penalties

It is the fact that bets are made which makes the game a gambling game. Gambling games refer to any game or scheme whether upon chance or skill, wherein wagers consisting of money, articles or vale or representatives of value, are made. Meaning and coverage of Gambling: Possession of Gambling Paraphernalia or Materials. If the place where gambling is carried on has a reputation of a gambling place or that prohibited gambling is frequently carried on therein, or the place is a public or government building or barangay hall, the malfactor shall be punished by prision correccional in its maximum period and a fine of six thousand pesos. Instead we encourage players to bet legally on Philippine online casinos to enjoy a wide array of games and bonuses. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here:

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Title Six, Crimes Against Public Morals

The penalty of prision mayor in its medium degree and temporary absolute disqualification and a fine of Six Thousand Pesos shall be imposed if the maintainer, conductor or banker is a government official, or if a player, promoter, referee, umpire, judge or coach in cases of game-fixing, point-shaving and other game machination. The penalty of prision correccional in its medium degree and a fine ranging from Five Hundred pesos to Two Thousand Pesos shall be imposed upon any person who shall knowingly and without lawful purpose in any hour of any day shall have in his possession any lottery list, paper, or other matter containing letter, figures, signs or symbols which pertain to or in any manner used in the game of jueteng, jai-alai or horse racing bookies and similar game or lottery which has taken place or about to take place.

MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and in order to effect the desired and necessary changes and reforms in the social and economic structure of our society, do hereby order and declare to be part of the laws of the land, the following: Leave a comment Filed under P.

Gambling Laws Tagged as Gambling. Checks Without Sufficient Funds Sec. Evidence of Knowledge of Insufficient Funds Sec. Duty of Drawee; Rules of Evidence Sec. Liability under the Revised Penal Code Sec.

Extinction of Criminal Liability 5. Civil Liabilities Book 2: Crimes Against the Fundamental Laws of the State Crimes Against Public Order Crimes Against Public Morals Jueteng - An illegal numbers game that involves the combination of 37 numbers against 37 numbers from number 1 to 37 or the combination of 38 numbers in some areas, serving as a form of local lottery where bets are placed and accepted per combination, and its variants.

Masiao - An illegal numbers game where the winning combination is derived from the results of the last game of Jai Alai or the Special Llave portion or any result thereof based on any fictitious Jai Alai game consisting of 10 players pitted against one another; and its variants. Last Two - An illegal numbers game where the winning combination is derived from the last two numbers of the first prize of the winning Sweepstakes ticket which comes out during the weekly draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office PCSO , and its variants.

Personnel or Staff of Illegal Numbers Game Operation - Any person, who acts in the interest of the maintainer, manager or operator, such as, but not limited to, an accountant, cashier, checker, guard, runner, table manager, usher, watcher, or any other personnel performing such similar functions in a building structure, vessel, vehicle, or any other place where an illegal numbers game is operated or conducted.

Coordinator, Controller or Supervisor "Encargado" or variants thereof - Any person who exercises control and supervision over the collector or agent. Maintainer, Manager or Operator - Any person who maintains, manages or operates any illegal number game in a specific area from whom the coordinator, controller or supervisor, and collector or agent take orders. Financiers or Capitalist - Any person who finances the operations of any illegal numbers game.

Protector or Coddler - Any person who lends or provides protection, or receives benefits in any manner in the operation of any illegal numbes game. Bettor - imprisonment from 30 days to 90 days; 2. Personnel or Staff of an Illegal Numbers Game - imprisonment from 6 years and 1 day to 8 years.

Same penalty shall be imposed to any person who allows his vehicle, house, building or land to be used in the operation of the illegal numbers game. Collector or Agent - imprisonment from 8 years and 1 day to 10 years. Coordinator, Controller or Supervisor - imprisonment from 10 years and 1 day to 12 years. Maintainer, Manager or Operator - imprisonment from 12 years and 1 day to 14 years. Financier or Capitalist - imprisonment from 14 years and 1 day to 16 years. Protector or Coddler - imprisonment from 16 years and 1 day to 20 years.

Possession of Gambling Paraphernalia or Materials shall be prima facie evidence of any offense covered by this Act. Posted by urbano mante.

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