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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 230, 231-JULY 11, 1947 Penalty. "Athletic contest." attempt to cause (A) the loss of such athletic contest by any contestant, participant, or team who or which is engaging or may engage therein; or (B) the margin of victory or score of any such contestant, participant, or team to be limited. "(b) It shall be unlawful for any individual to solicit or accept, or to agree to accept, any valuable thing or a promise or offer of any valuable thing- "(1) to influence such individual to lose or cause to be lost, or to attempt to lose or cause to be lost, or to limit or attempt to limit his or his team's margin of victory or score in, any profes- sional or amateur athletic contest in which such individual is or may be a contestant or participant; or "(2) to influence such individual, in the case of any profes- sional or amateur athletic contest in connection with which such individual (as a manager, coach, owner, second, jockey, trainer, handler, groom, or otherwise) has or will have any duty or responsibility with respect to a contestant, participant, or team who or which is engaging or may engage therein, to cause or attempt to cause (A) the loss of such athletic contest by such contestant, participant, or team; or (B) the margin of victory or score of such contestant, participant, or team to be limited; or "(3) to influence such individual, in the case of any profes- sional or amateur athletic contest in connection with which such individual is to be or may be a referee, judge, umpire, linesman, starter, timekeeper, or other similar official, to cause or attempt to cause (A) the loss of such athletic contest by any contestant, participant, or team who or which is engaging or may engage therein; or (B) the margin of victory or score of any such con- testant, participant, or team to be limited. "(c) Whoever violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than five years and by a fine of not more than $10,000. "(d) Whoever violates any provision of subsection (b) of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year and by a fine of not more than $5,000. "(e) As used in this section, the term 'athletic contest' means any of the following, wherever held or to be held: A football, baseball, softball, basketball, hockey, or polo game, or a tennis, or wrestling match, or a prize fight or boxing match, or a horse race or any other athletic or sporting event or contest." Approved July 11, 1947. [CHAPTER 231] July 11, 1947 [H. R . 35471 [Public Law 180] Reception of foreign officials, etc. Appropriation au- thorized. 41U. S. C. §5. 42 Stat. 1488 . 6U. S. C. § 661-674. AN ACT To authorize funds for ceremonies in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the District of Columbia not otherwise appropriated, not to exceed $10,000 in any fiscal year for such expenses as the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall deem to be necessary, including personal services, and without reference to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended; the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, or the civil-service laws, for the reception and entertainment of officials of foreign, State, local, or 314 [61 STAT.