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ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUSINESS

Title 18, U.S.C., Sec. 1955, makes it a Federal crime or offense for anyone to conduct an 'illegal gambling business.'

An 'illegal gambling business' is defined to be a gambling business which:

(1) Is a violation of the law of the state in which it is conducted; and

(2) Involves five or more persons who conduct, finance, manage, supervise, direct or own all or part of such business; and

(3) Has been or remains in substantially continuous operation for a period in excess of thirty days, or has a gross revenue of $2,000 in any single day.

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