Rhode Island Senate passes casino crime bill

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June 13, 2013

Rhode Island

By Justin Haas

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island: The State Senate approved a bill which defines a "casino crime" and the penalties for it.[1]

Cheating by an employee or patron could now be subject to up to 10 years in jail and a $100,000 fine. Things that be construed as cheating range from "intentionally taking advantage of a malfunctioning machine," to "infiltrating a computer system."[1]

The bill was reworked last week and hit the floor of the Senate one day after winning approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. It is not yet known when the House will vote on the bill.[1]

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