Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 47.05 - Communicating Gambling Information

CHAPTER 47. GAMBLING

        § 47.05.  COMMUNICATING GAMBLING INFORMATION.
        (a)  A person commits an offense if, with the intent to further gambling, he knowingly communicates information as to bets, betting odds, or changes in betting odds or he knowingly provides, installs, or maintains equipment for the transmission or receipt of such information.
        (b)  It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a) that the information communicated is intended for use in placing a lawful wager under Article 11, Texas Racing Act (Article 179e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), and is not communicated in violation of Section 14.01 of that Act.
        (c)  An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

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