\ɡˈe͡ɪmɪŋ hˈa͡ʊzɪz], \ɡˈeɪmɪŋ hˈaʊzɪz], \ɡ_ˈeɪ_m_ɪ_ŋ h_ˈaʊ_z_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of GAMING HOUSES
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Crim. law. Houses kept for the purpose of pemitting persons to gamble for money or other valuable thing. They are nuisances in the eye of the law, being detrimental to the public, as they promote cheating and other corrupt practices. 1 Russ. on Cr. 299; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 663; Hawk. B. 1, ch. 75, s. 6; 3 Denio's R. 101; 8 Cowen, 139; This offence is punished in Pennsylvania, an perhaps in most of the states, by statutory provisions.
By John Bouvier
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