UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines Gambling as unlawfully betting or wagering money or something else of value; assist, promote, or operate a game of chance for money or some other stake; manufacture, sell, purchase, possess, or transport gambling devices or goods, tamper with the outcome of a sporting event, or contest to gain a gambling advantage; or possess or transmit wagering information.
This includes:
          To unlawfully stake money or something else of value on the happening of an      uncertain event or on the ascertainment of a fact in dispute.
Operating/Promoting/Assisting Gambling
          To unlawfully promote, operate, or assist in the operation of a game of chance, illegal lottery, or other gambling activity.
Gambling Equipment
          To unlawfully manufacture, sell, buy, possess, or transport equipment, devices and/or goods used for gambling purposes.
Sport Tampering (Except Bribery)
          To unlawfully alter, meddle, or otherwise interfere with a sporting contest or event for the purpose of gaining a gambling advantage.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions. 

Florida Statutes

546.10 Amusement games or machines.

550.3551 Transmission of racing and jai alai information; commingling of pari-mutuel pools.

550.3605 Use of electronic transmitting equipment; permit by division required.

849  Gambling.


There were a total of 123 arrests for Gambling reported in 2018. Of these arrests, 4 were juveniles and 119 were adults.

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

123 arrests for Gambling in 2018

Source: 2018 Arrest Totals and Index Arrests by County (PDF | Excel)

Gambling arrests by age and sex 2018.  There were 4 juvenile males and 0 juvenile females arrested. There were 95 adult males and 24 adult females arrested.

Source: Arrest Totals by Age and Sex, 2018 (PDF)

2018 Gambling arrests by judicial circuit
Source: 2018 Judicial Circuit Arrest Report (PDF | Excel)

To learn more about which counties are in what circuit,
please see the 
Florida Courts website.

Historical Data - Trends

Information about different data sources on our site.

Source: Total Arrests by County, 1989-2018
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel)

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