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S.F. No. 1786 - Gambling Provisions Modifications
 
Author: Senator Chris A. Eaton
 
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
 
Date: March 23, 2015



 

This bill makes changes to the laws for charitable gaming, including permitting a person to serve as gambling manager for more than one charitable organization, permitting use of a random number generator to select a winner in certain raffle, raising permitted prize amounts for bingo, and eliminating authorization for cities and counties to extract a fee from organizations for gaming on premises in their jurisdiction.

Section 1 [Gambling manager] makes a housekeeping change.

Section 2 [Gambling manager required] permits a person to serve as gambling manager for more than one (but not more than three) licensed charitable organizations, and requires a person who serves as a gambling manager for more than one licensed charitable organization to maintain separate dishonesty bonds for each organization.

Section 3 [Gambling managers; licenses] makes a housekeeping change.

Section 4 [Conduct of raffles] permits use of a random number generator to determine the winning entry in certain raffles if, at the time of sale, the number on the raffle ticket is captured and electronically recorded as an entry in the raffle.

Section 5 [Gambling manager] makes a housekeeping change.

Section 6 [Bingo] raises the maximum permitted prize amount for a single bingo game from $200 to $500; raises the maximum permitted value for all cover-all prizes in a bingo occasion from $1,000 to $2,000; raises the total prizes permitted at a bingo occasion from $2,800 to $5,000; raises the total prizes permitted at a cover-all bingo occasion from $5,000 to $7,000.

Section 7 [Local regulation] eliminates authorization for a city or county to require a charitable gambling organization to pay a portion of its profits to the city or county.  Under current law, a statutory or home rule charter city or county is permitted, by enacting an ordinance, to require an organization to contribute ten percent per year of their net profits from lawful gambling at premises within the city’s or county’s jurisdiction.

 
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