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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 849
GAMBLING
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F.S. 849.251
849.251 Wagering, aiding, abetting, or conniving to race or wager on greyhounds or other dogs; penalty.
(1) A person in this state may not wager or accept money or any other thing of value on the outcome of a live dog race occurring in this state. A person who violates this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A person who commits a second or subsequent violation commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2) Any person who aids, abets, influences, or has any understanding or connivance with any person associated with or interested in any race of or wager on greyhounds or other dogs in this state, to organize or arrange a race of or wager on greyhounds or other dogs in this state, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A person who commits a second or subsequent violation commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 948.01, any person convicted under subsection (1) or subsection (2) may not have adjudication of guilt suspended, deferred, or withheld.
(4) This section does not apply to pari-mutuel wagering authorized under chapter 550.
History.s. 37, ch. 2021-271.