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Tennessee Gambling Laws

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Code Section 4-36-101 et seq.; 39-17-501 et seq.
GamblingRisking anything of value for a profit whose return is to any degree contingent on chance, not including lawful business transactions.
Horse Racing/Off-Track BettingLicensed horse racing; interstate simulcast wagering; and pari-mutuel wagering at licensed satellite teletheaters legal.
Dog Racing/Off-Track BettingNot specified.
Casinos Allowed?Gambling devices prohibited.
Other Kinds of Gambling-Related Activities Allowed or BannedPromoting gambling; pyramid clubs; possessing gambling devices or records; customer referral rebates are illegal. Bingo and games of chance conducted by charitable organizations are legal.

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