(1) Conferring, or offering or agreeing to confer, any benefit upon a sports participant
with intent to influence such participant not to give such participant's best efforts
in a sports contest;
(2) conferring or offering or agreeing to confer, any benefit upon a sports official
with intent to influence such official to perform such official's duties improperly;
(3) accepting, agreeing to accept or soliciting by a sports participant of any benefit
from another person upon an understanding that such sports participant will thereby
be influenced not to give such participant's best efforts in a sports contest;
(4) accepting, agreeing to accept or soliciting by a sports official any benefit from
another person upon an understanding that such official will perform such official's
duties improperly; or
(5) match-fixing, as defined in K.S.A. 74-8702, and amendments thereto.
(b) Sports bribery as defined in:
(1) Subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2) is a severity level 9, nonperson felony;
(2) subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4) is a class A nonperson misdemeanor; and
(3) subsection (a)(5) is a severity level 5, nonperson felony.
(c) As used in this section and K.S.A. 21-6508, and amendments thereto:
(1) “Sports contest” means any professional or amateur sports or athletic game or contest viewed by the
(2) “sports participant” means any person who participates or expects to participate in a sports contest
as a player, contestant or member of a team, or as a coach, manager, trainer or other
person directly associated with a player, contestant or team; and
(3) “sports official” means any person who acts or expects to act in a sports contest as an umpire, referee,
judge or otherwise to officiate at a sports contest.
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