A person commits the crime of gambling if he engages in gambling in any form with cards, dice, or other implements or devices of any kind, where anything of value is wagered upon the outcome, or who keeps any establishment, place, equipment, or apparatus for gambling, or any agents or employees for that purpose, or who knowingly lets any establishment, structure, place, equipment, or apparatus be used for gambling.History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.
Gambling and the keeping of gaming facilities is a criminal offense, though an exception exists for occasional bingo games whose profits are used for charitable, religious, or educational purposes. A.S.C.A. § 46.4301-46.4302. Le Vaomatua v. American Samoa Government, 23 A.S.R.2d 11 (1992).
Research Guide: 15 ASC 521.