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Any act which aids the conduct of gambling can be termed as Advance Gambling Activity. Any conduct which directs towards the creation or establishment of a particular game or any act which induce a party to involve in gambling activity will be part of the advance gambling activity. For example, if a person owns or controls a premise which is used for the gambling activity there by permitting the occurrence and continuance of the act, it is an advance gambling activity.
The following is an example of a State Statute (New York) defining Advance Gambling Activity:
NY CLS Penal § 225.00 defines Advance gambling activity as: A person "advances gambling activity" when, acting other than as a player, he engages in conduct which materially aids any form of gambling activity. Such conduct includes but is not limited to conduct directed toward the creation or establishment of the particular game, contest, scheme, device or activity involved, toward the acquisition or maintenance of premises, paraphernalia, equipment or apparatus therefor, toward the solicitation or inducement of persons to participate therein, toward the actual conduct of the playing phases thereof, toward the arrangement of any of its financial or recording phases, or toward any other phase of its operation. One advances gambling activity when, having substantial proprietary or other authoritative control over premises being used with his knowledge for purposes of gambling activity, he permits such to occur or continue or makes no effort to prevent its occurrence or continuation.