353 Counterfeit chips

(1)

Every person commits an offence who—

(a)

counterfeits a chip resembling an authorised chip with the intention to use it in gambling in a casino venue as an authorised chip; or

(b)

has in the person’s possession or control anything intended to be used to counterfeit a chip resembling an authorised chip in circumstances that show an intention to use it for the purpose of counterfeiting chips.

(2)

Every person commits an offence who—

(a)

supplies a counterfeit chip to another person knowing it to be counterfeit; or

(b)

passes, or attempts to pass, a counterfeit chip to another person knowing it to be counterfeit.

(3)

Every person commits an offence who has in the person’s possession or under the person’s control a counterfeit chip knowing it to be counterfeit and intending to pass it to another person as authorised.

(4)

Every person who commits an offence—

(a)

against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or to a fine not exceeding $100,000:

(b)

against subsection (2) or subsection (3) is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

Compare: 1990 No 62 s 104

Section 353(4)(a): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 353(4)(b): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).