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A. A person who, in playing any game designed to be played with, to receive or to be operated by tokens approved by the board or by lawful currency of the United States, knowingly uses tokens other than those approved by the board, uses currency that is not lawful currency of the United States or uses currency not of the same denomination as the currency intended to be used in that game is guilty of a third degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.
B. A person who knowingly has on his person or in his possession within a gaming establishment any device intended to be used by him to violate the provisions of the Gaming Control Act is guilty of a third degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.
C. A person, other than a duly authorized employee of a gaming operator acting in furtherance of his employment within a gaming establishment, who knowingly has on his person or in his possession within a gaming establishment any key or device known by him to have been designed for the purpose of and suitable for opening, entering or affecting the operation of any game, dropbox or any electronic or mechanical device connected to the game or dropbox or for removing money or other contents from them is guilty of a third degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.
D. A person who knowingly and with intent to use them for cheating has on his person or in his possession any paraphernalia for manufacturing slugs is guilty of a third degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978. As used in this subsection, “paraphernalia for manufacturing slugs” means the equipment, products and materials that are intended for use or designed for use in manufacturing, producing, fabricating, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, storing or concealing a counterfeit facsimile of tokens approved by the board or a lawful coin of the United States, the use of which is unlawful pursuant to the Gaming Control Act. The term includes:
(1) lead or lead alloy;
(2) molds, forms or similar equipment capable of producing a likeness of a gaming token or coin;
(3) melting pots or other receptacles;
(4) torches; and
(5) tongs, trimming tools or other similar equipment.
E. Possession of more than two items of the equipment, products or material described in Subsection D of this section permits a rebuttable inference that the possessor intended to use them for cheating.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 60. Business Licenses § 60-2E-51. Crime; use of counterfeit or unapproved tokens, currency or devices; possession of certain devices, equipment, products or materials - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-60-business-licenses/nm-st-sect-60-2e-51/
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