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-467Subchapter I—Lotteries § 1501. "Lottery" and "lottery ticket" defined As used in this chapter: "lottery" includes a lottery, policy-lottery, gift concert or similar enterprise of any description by whatever name, style or title it may be designated or known; and "lottery ticket" includes a lottery ticket, order or device of any kind, for or representing any number of shares or an interest in a lottery or scheme of chance. § 1502. Establishment or promotion of lottery Whoever: (1) establishes, sets on foot, maintains, carries on, makes, or draws a lottery, whether publicly or privately; or (2) by such means, exposes, sets aside, or offers for sale real or personal property, a certificate of claim, or anything of value or token thereof— shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in jail not more than one year, or both. § 1503. Selling tickets or being concerned in lottery as owner or agent Whoever: (1) vends, sells, barters, or disposes of a lottery ticket; or (2) is concerned in any manner in a lottery or scheme of chance by acting as owner or agent for or on behalf of a lottery or scheme of chance to be drawn, paid, or carried on, either outside or within the Canal Zone— shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in jail not more than one year, or both. § 1504. Publishing account of lottery Whoever, by printing, writing, or in any other way, publishes an account of a lottery or scheme of chance to be carried on, held, or drawn either outside or within the Canal Zone— (1) stating when or where a lottery or scheme of chance is to be drawn for the prizes therein or any of them; (2) stating any information in relation to the drawing or prizes or any of them, the price of the ticket, show or chances therein, or where a ticket may be obtained; (3) in any way aiding or assisting in the lottery or scheme of chance; or (4) in any way giving publicity to the lottery or scheme of chance— shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in jail not more than one year, or both. § 1505. Causing tickets or advertisements to be brought in for distribution Whoever: (1) causes any papers, certificates or instruments purporting to be or to represent a ticket, chance, share, or interest in or dependent upon the event of a lottery or other enterprise oflfering prizes dependent upon lot or chance, to be brought into the Canal Zone from abroad for the purpose of depositing them in the Canal Zone or of disposing of them or having them disposed of therein; or (2) causes an advertisement of a lottery or other enterprise offering prizes dependent upon lot or chance to be brought into the Canal Zone or deposited or circulated therein—