The Truth About Dominoes On Sunday in Alabama

There’s a legend going around the “dumb laws” circuit that playing dominoes on Sunday is illegal in Alabama.

Well, nothing could be closer to the truth. The law, specifically Alabama Law: Alabama Code: Title 13A — CRIMINAL CODE.: Chapter 12 — OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND MORALS.: Section 13A-12-1 — Certain acts prohibited on Sunday, reads, in part:

“Any person who … engages in shooting, hunting, gaming, card playing or racing on that day … shall be fined not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00, and may also be imprisoned in the county jail, or sentenced to hard labor for the county, for not more than three months.”

Of course, Section 13A-12-5 — Unlawful bear exploitation; penalties, reads, in part:

“A person commits the offense of unlawful bear exploitation if he or she knowingly does any one of the following: (1) Promotes, engages in, or is employed at a bear wrestling match. (2) Receives money for the admission of another person to a place kept for bear wrestling. (3) Sells, purchases, possesses, or trains a bear for bear wrestling. (4) For purposes of exploitation, subjects a bear to surgical alteration in any form, including, but not limited to, declawing, tooth removal, and severing tendons. …”



One Response to “The Truth About Dominoes On Sunday in Alabama”

  1. Luis Says:

    So I take it, playing Dominos with bears would right out then.

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