"Poolroom", wherever used in this section, means any room where any pool ticket, chance voucher or certificate is sold entitling or purporting to entitle the holder or promisee thereof, or any other person, to money or other thing of value, contingent upon the result of any horse race, prizefight, game of chance, game of skill or science or other sport or contest. No person shall set up or promote, or be connected with or interested in the management or operation of any poolroom. The buying, selling or transferring of tickets or chances in any lottery is hereby prohibited.
(WVaC 61-10-10;  1967 Code §14-11)