517.05 CHEATING.
   (a)   No person, with purpose to defraud or knowing that the person is facilitating a fraud, shall engage in conduct designed to corrupt the outcome of any of the following:
      (1)   The subject of a bet;
      (2)   A contest of knowledge, skill, or endurance that is not an athletic or sporting event;
      (3)   A scheme or game of chance;
      (4)   Bingo.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of cheating.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection cheating is a misdemeanor of the first degree.  If the potential gain from the cheating is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more, or if the offender previously has been convicted of any gambling offense or of any theft offense as defined in Ohio R.C. 2913.01, cheating is a felony and shall be prosecuted under appropriate State law.  (ORC 2915.05)