Gambling Premises Law and Legal Definition

The term ‘gambling premises’ is used to refer any place where an activity of gambling is conducted. Gambling premises can be a room, vehicle, vessel, shed, booth or any other premises where gambling activities are conducted and the devices for gambling are found. If gambling is conducted with a license it is not illegal. Whereas, conducting gambling in violation to the rules regulating gambling may be illegal.

The following is an example of state statute (Washington) defining the term.

Pursuant to [Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 9.46.0249] Gambling Premises as used in this chapter, means any building, room, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or other place used or intended to be used for professional gambling. In the application of this definition, any place where a gambling device is found shall be presumed to be intended to be used for professional gambling.