Illegal Gambling Business Law and Legal Definition
According to 18 USCS § 1955, it is a Federal crime to conduct an illegal gambling business. Gambling includes but is not limited to pool-selling, bookmaking, maintaining slot machines, roulette wheels or dice tables, and conducting lotteries, policy, bolita or numbers games, or selling chances therein.
An 'illegal gambling business' is defined to be a gambling business which:
1. Is a violation of the law of a State or political subdivision in which it is conducted;
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.