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Internet Sweepstakes Café Revise Legal Terms

Concerning clarification of the laws governing simulated gambling activity.
2018 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Gaming, Lottery, & Racing
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill amends the definitions of key terms such as "gambling", "prize", and "simulated gambling device" as used in the criminal statutes governing simulated gambling devices. "Prize" is subject to a de minimis exemption for a ticket or coupon redeemable for specified goods of nominal value, and "simulated gambling device" is defined to include devices that combine the elements of chance and skill, in accordance with the state constitution.

Section 2 specifies that unlawful offering of a simulated gambling device occurs if a person receives payment indirectly or in a nonmonetary form for use of a simulated gambling device, and that the time of payment (i.e., before or after use of the device) is irrelevant.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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