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U.S. federal anti-gambling laws include:

8 U.S.C. §§1101(a)(43)(D),(J)(definition of aggravated felony (grounds for deportation of an alien) includes violations of 18 U.S.C. 1956 & 1957 (money laundering) and 18 U.S.C. 1084 (interstate transmission of gambling information), 1955 (gambling business), 1962 (RICO))
8 U.S.C. §1101(f)(4),(5)(no one whose income is derived from gambling and no one with 2 or more gambling convictions can be consider of good moral character)(grounds to deny entry into the U.S.)
8 U.S.C. §1182(a)(2)(D)(iii)(excludable aliens include those coming to the U.S. to engage in commercialized vice) (grounds for denying entry and for deportation of aliens who were excludable at the time of entry)
12 U.S.C. §25a (national banks may not participate in lotteries or related activities)
12 U.S.C. §339 (state member banks (members of Federal Reserve) may not participate in lotteries or related activities)
12 U.S.C. §1463 (federal savings associations may not participate in lotteries or related activities)
12 U.S.C. §1829a (state nonmember but federally insured banks may not participate in lotteries or related activities)
15 U.S.C. §§1171 to 1178 (unlawful interstate or international transportation of gambling devices)
15 U.S.C. §§3001 to 3007 (Interstate Horseracing Act)
18 U.S.C. §224 (bribery with intent to influence the outcome of a sporting event)
18 U.S.C. §1081 to 1083 (gambling ships)
18 U.S.C. §1084 (interstate or international transmission of wagering information)
18 U.S.C. §1301 (interstate or international transportation of lottery tickets)
18 U.S.C. §1302 (mailing lottery tickets or related matter)
18 U.S.C. §1303 (postal officials acting as lottery agents)
18 U.S.C. §1304 (broadcasting lottery information)
18 U.S.C. §1305 (fishing contests exempted)
18 U.S.C. §1306 (penalties for violating 12 U.S.C. 25a, 339, and 1829a)
18 U.S.C. §1307 (exemptions for state-run lotteries)
18 U.S.C. §1511 (obstructing state or local law enforcement officials to facilitate an illegal gambling business)
18 U.S.C. §1952 (interstate or foreign travel or use of the mails to facilitate illegal activities defined to include business enterprises involving gambling)
18 U.S.C. §1953 (interstate or foreign transportation of wagering paraphernalia)
18 U.S.C. §1955 (engaging in an illegal gambling business)
18 U.S.C. §1956 (money laundering of funds associated with any of a list of predicate offenses which includes), by way of 18 U.S.C. 1961, 18 U.S.C. 1955)
18 U.S.C. §1957 (engaging in financial transactions involving funds derived from any of the crimes in the money laundering predicate list, e.g., 18 U.S.C. 1955)
18 U.S.C. §1959 (violent crimes in aid of racketeering defined to include 18 U.S.C. 1955, again by way of 18 U.S.C. 1961)
18 U.S.C. §§1961-1965 (racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO) prohibits patterned use of predicate crimes to acquire or operate an enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce; predicate crime list includes 18 U.S.C. 1955)
19 U.S.C. §1305 (prohibits the importation of lottery tickets or advertisements for lotteries, inter alia)
25 U.S.C. §§2701 to 2721 (regulation of Indian gaming)
26 U.S.C. §§4401 to 4405 (federal taxes on wagers)
26 U.S.C. §§4411 to 4424 (gambling occupation tax)
26 U.S.C. §5723 (tobacco products manufactured in or imported into the U.S. may not include lottery tickets)
28 U.S.C. §§3701 to 3704 (protection of professional and amateur sports from gambling)
39 U.S.C. §3005 (restrictions on mailing lottery-related)

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