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

Gambling - simulated gambling devices - definitions - enforcement - moratorium on seizure of devices pending sale. In statutes prohibiting simulated gambling activity, the act:

  • Amends the definitions of key terms such as "gambling", "prize", and "simulated gambling device" to include certain amusement devices commonly known as skill games, subject to a de minimis threshold on the type and value of prizes that may be awarded; and
  • Exempts the owners of noncomplying devices from seizure and forfeiture provisions until July 1, 2018, if the devices are destined for sale to persons by whom, or into jurisdictions where, the use of those devices is lawful.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details