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Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 849
GAMBLING
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F.S. 849.141
849.141 Bowling tournaments exempted from chapter.
(1) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be applicable to participation in or the conduct of a bowling tournament conducted at a bowling center which requires the payment of entry fees, from which fees the winner receives a purse or prize.
(2) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Bowling tournament” means a contest in which participants engage in the sport of bowling, wherein a heavy ball is bowled along a bowling lane in an attempt to knock over bowling pins, 10 in number, set upright at the far end of the lane, according to specified regulations and rules of the American Bowling Congress, the Womens International Bowling Congress, or the Bowling Proprietors Association of America.
(b) “Bowling center” means a place of business having at least 12 bowling lanes on the premises which are operated for the entertainment of the general public for the purpose of engaging in the sport of bowling.
History.s. 1, ch. 85-24.