Permitting minors and persons under guardianship to gamble.
849.04 Permitting minors and persons under guardianship to gamble.—The proprietor, owner, or keeper of any E. O., keno or pool table, or billiard table, wheel of fortune, or other game of chance kept for the purpose of betting, who willfully and knowingly allows a minor or person who is mentally incompetent or under guardianship to play at such game or to bet on such game of chance; or whoever aids or abets or otherwise encourages such playing or betting of any money or other valuable thing upon the result of such game of chance by a minor or person who is mentally incompetent or under guardianship, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For the purpose of this section, the term “person who is mentally incompetent” means a person who because of mental illness, intellectual disability, senility, excessive use of drugs or alcohol, or other mental incapacity is incapable of managing his or her property or caring for himself or herself or both.
History.—s. 1, ch. 3145, 1879; RS 2647; s. 9, ch. 4322, 1895; GS 3575; RGS 5502; CGL 7660; s. 1060, ch. 71-136; s. 5, ch. 88-33; s. 1356, ch. 97-102; s. 24, ch. 2013-162.