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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1306
AMENDING SECTION 2 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 810 ENTITLED: "AN ACT GRANTING THE PHILIPPINE JAI-ALAI AND AMUSEMENT CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO OPERATE, CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A FRONTON FOR BASQUE PELOTA AND SIMILAR GAMES OF SKILL IN THE GREATER MANILA AREA".
Section 1. Section 2 of Presidential Decree No. 810 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2. The grantee or its duly authorized agent may offer, take or arrange bets within or outside the place, enclosure or court where the Basque pelota games are held: Provided, That bets offered, taken or arranged outside the place, enclosure or court where the games are held, shall be offered, taken or arranged only in places duly licensed by the corporation, Provided, however, That the same shall be subject to the supervision of the Board. Any person, not otherwise authorized under this Act, who shall offer, take or arrange bets on any basque pelota game or event and similar games of skill or knowingly permit the commission of any of the act prohibited in this Act in any inhabited or uninhabited place or any building, vessel or other means of transportation owned or controlled by him; and violates any provision of this Act shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand pesos nor more than five thousand pesos, or by imprisonment of not less than six months, or both, in the discretion of the Court; Provided, further, That, any person who shall make or place a bet with such unauthorized person, operators or maintainers shall likewise be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than two thousand pesos, or by imprisonment of one day to thirty days, or both, in the discretion of the court". If the offender is a partnership, corporation or association, the criminal liability shall devolve upon its president, directors or any other officials responsible for the violation.
Section 2. Repealing Clause. Pertinent provisions of Republic Act nine hundred fifty-four (R.A. 954) relative to the basque pelota games, and all other laws, decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof inconsistent with this decree are hereby repealed and/or modified accordingly.
Section 3. This decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 1st day of March, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
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