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Bingo-Raffle Licenses And New Equipment

Concerning the conduct of charitable gaming activity, and, in connection therewith, requiring additional disclosures from license applicants and modernizing the "Bingo and Raffles Law" to accommodate the use of improved electronic aids and devices in the conduct of games of chance.
2021 Regular Session
Gaming, Lottery, & Racing
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sections 3, 4, and 5 of the bill require applicants for manufacturers', suppliers', and agents' licenses to disclose to the secretary of state (licensing authority) whether those applicants or any of their owners, officers, directors, members, or partners have had gaming licenses suspended or revoked in any other jurisdiction. Sections 6 and 7 authorize the licensing authority to approve additional types of equipment that players may use, including certain electronic devices that reveal the winning or nonwinning status of tickets in pull tab games, and clarifies that these devices are not defined as slot machines or other prohibited devices. Section 1 amends existing definitions accordingly, and section 2 removes a prohibition on the charging of license fees for the equipment by the licensing authority.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. K. McCormick, Rep. K. Van Winkle
Sen. J. Smallwood, Sen. R. Zenzinger


Rep. D. Ortiz


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