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STATUTES RELATING TO PARI-MUTUEL RACING

PENAL CODE

Sec. 47.09. Other Defenses.
  (a) It is a defense to prosecution under this chapter [relating to gambling offenses] that the conduct:
         (1) was authorized under:
                     (A) the Bingo Enabling Act (Article 179d, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes);
                     (B) the Texas Racing Act (Article 179e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes);
                     (C) the Charitable Raffle Enabling Act (Article 179f, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes;
(2) consisted entirely of participation in the state lottery authorized by Chapter 466, Government Code; or
(3) was a necessary incident to the operation of the state lottery and was directly or indirectly authorized by:
                                (A) Chapter 466, Government Code;
                      (B) the lottery division of the Texas Lottery Commission;
                      (C) the Texas Lottery Commission; or
                      (D) the director of the lottery division of the Texas Lottery Commission

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