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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 548
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F.S. 548.058
548.058 Sham or collusive contest prohibited.
(1) No person shall knowingly conduct, participate in, or be connected with a match which is represented to be a contest if one or both of the participants does not use her or his best efforts and skill or does not strive earnestly to win; if the result thereof has been prearranged; or if either participant does not use, or is prevented from using, her or his best efforts and skill as a result of coercion, bribery, duress, threats, reward or promise thereof, physical incapacity or disability, suggestion or agreement, or any other improper or unlawful means.
(2) If a licensee has knowledge of an act prohibited by subsection (1), the licensee shall immediately report such knowledge to the commission. The report shall be in writing or, if oral, shall be immediately reduced to writing and shall contain all of licensee’s reasons for the conclusions set forth in her or his report.
(3) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 2, 4, ch. 84-246; s. 140, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 775, ch. 97-103.