The crime of Bookmaking/Pool-Selling/Wagering may be charged against a person who engages in pool-selling or bookmaking, or registering any bet or bets or wagers. Examples of activities which could trigger a Bookmaking charge include leasing a commercial space knowingly that the renter engages in bookmaking or collecting or delivering money from others for the purposes of placing a bet.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant engaged in pool selling or bookmaking.
2. Defendant kept or occupied a building or vessel or place of any kind for the purpose of recording or registering any bets or wagers.
3. Defendant received, held or forwarded money or anything of valuable consideration to be staked, pledged or wagered upon the result or purported result of any trial, contest, lot, chance, casualty, unknown or contingent event whatsoever. [PC 337a]
With probation 0-364 days
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days