CHAPTER 47. GAMBLING
§ 47.04. KEEPING A GAMBLING PLACE.
(a) A person
commits an offense if he knowingly uses or permits another to use as
a gambling place any real estate, building, room, tent, vehicle,
boat, or other property whatsoever owned by him or under his
control, or rents or lets any such property with a view or
expectation that it be so used.
(b) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this
(1) the gambling occurred in a private place;
(2) no person received any economic benefit other than
personal winnings; and
(3) except for the advantage of skill or luck, the
risks of losing and the chances of winning were the same for all
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.