1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 41: Combative Sports


Section 1002 Combative sports prohibited

General Business (GBS)

1. The conduct of combative sports outside the supervision of the commission or an authorized sanctioning entity is prohibited.

  2. A person advances a prohibited combative sport when, acting other than as a spectator, he or she engages in conduct which materially aids any unauthorized combative sport. Such conduct includes but is not limited to conduct directed toward the creation, establishment or performance of a prohibited combative sport, toward the acquisition or maintenance of premises, paraphernalia, equipment or apparatus therefor, toward the solicitation or inducement of persons to attend or participate therein, toward the actual conduct of the performance thereof, toward the arrangement of any of its financial or promotional phases, or toward any other phase of a prohibited combative sport. One advances a prohibited combative sport when, having substantial proprietary or other authoritative control over premises being used with his or her knowledge for purposes of a prohibited combative sport, he or she permits such to occur or continue or makes no effort to prevent its occurrence or continuation.

  3. A person profits from a prohibited combative sport when he or she accepts or receives money or other property with intent to participate in the proceeds of a prohibited combative sport, or pursuant to an agreement or understanding with any person whereby he or she participates or is to participate in the proceeds of a prohibited combative sport.