THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.305 Publication or distribution of betting odds; penalty.
(1) Any person, or his or her agent or employee who, directly or indirectly, by means of any newspaper, periodical, poster, notice, or other mode of publication or reproduction, writes, prints, publishes, advertises, delivers, or distributes or offers to deliver or distribute to the public or to any part thereof or to any person, any statement or information concerning the making or laying of wagers or bets or the selling of pools or evidences of betting odds on any contest or game or on the happening of any event not known by the parties to be certain, or any purported event of like character, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00.
(2) The acts prohibited in subsection (1) constitute violations of subsection (1) when committed before any game, contest, or event. The possession of evidence for the publication of any statement or information concerning the making or laying of wagers or bets or the selling of pools or betting odds also constitutes a violation of subsection (1) when possessed for publication before the act evidenced thereby.
History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931
CL 1948, 750.305
Am. 1959, Act 229, Eff. Mar. 19, 1960
Am. 2002, Act 672, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003
Former Law: See sections 4 and 11 of Act 176 of 1925, being §§ 9124 and 9131.
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