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Article 198 Revised Penal Code Philippines

Article 198 Revised Penal Code

Article 198 of the Revised Penal Code is about Illegal betting on horse race. It is under Chapter One (Gambling And Betting) of Title Six (Crimes Against Public Morals) of the Code.

Illegal betting on horse race

The penalty of arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos, or both, shall be imposed upon any person who except during the period allowed by law, shall be on horse races. The penalty of arresto mayor or a fine ranging from 200 to 2,000 pesos, or both, shall be imposed upon any person who, under the same circumstances, shall maintain or employ a totalizer or other device or scheme for betting on horse races or realizing any profit therefrom.

For the purposes of this article, any race held in the same day at the same place shall be held punishable as a separate offense, and if the same be committed by any partnership, corporation or association, the president and the directors or managers thereof shall be deemed to be principals in the offense if they have consented to or knowingly tolerated its commission.


See also: Article 197 Revised Penal Code

See also  Article 110 Revised Penal Code Philippines

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