In line with our weekly “weird law” blogs, this week we will look at some strange gaming and gambling laws from across the country.  Here are some weird gaming and gambling laws, some of which are still on the books.  Enjoy!

MaineIf you gamble in Maine, the most money you can legally win is THREE dollars.  I’d love to try my luck in Maine.  Show me the money!

Oklahoma: In Schulter Oklahoma, it is illegal for a woman to gamble if she is wearing any of the following: only lingerie, only a towel, or is completely naked.  I wonder if the same if true for men in Oklahoma.

Alabama: It is illegal to play dominoes on Sunday.  According to Alabama's Criminal Code, "Any person who … engages in shooting, hunting, gaming, card playing or racing on Sunday … shall be fined not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00."  Maybe this law was enacted to force people to spend more time with their families on Sundays.

Arizona: In Globe Arizona, it is illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American.  Huh?  Why?  Please feel free to share your thoughts on this strange law.

North Carolina: It is illegal for a bingo game to last longer than 5 hours.  But the game starts getting interesting right around hour 6!

Indiana: It is apparently illegal to play cards in Indiana.  Under the Act for the Prevention of Gaming, violation of the law will result in a fine of three dollars per pack.

Louisiana: It is illegal to gamble in Louisiana.  However, it is legal to gamble on a riverboat.  Not a bad plan Louisiana.  Get the players seasick so they can’t think straight while gambling.

What do you think about these weird Gaming and Gambling laws?  Are there any weird laws that you find unusually strange?

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