Permitting gambling is a crime in Kentucky. If there is a buy-in, no matter how small, and a cash payout or other reward, no matter how small, it will be construed as gambling under Kentucky Law. Licensees commit a crime when they permit gambling on their premises, even if they do not receive a "cut" or profit from the game. The criminal penalties include a fine of up to $250.00 and/or 90 days in jail for an individual and a fine up to $5,000.00 for a corporation. In addition, the ABC will administratively cite the licensee resulting in large civil fines, license suspension, or even revocation.