CHAPTER 100

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 22

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 28, DELAWARE CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION AND CONTROL OF LOTTERIES CONDUCTED BY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES, VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS, RELIGIOUS OR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, OR BY FRATERNAL SOCIETIES AND AUTHORIZING THE DELAWARE GAMING CONTROL BOARD TO IMPLEMENT SUCH LOTTERIES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 11, Title 28, Delaware Code, by adding to the title thereof the words "And Charitable Gambling" following the word "Bingo".

Section 2. Amend §1102, Title 28, Delaware Code, by striking Subsections (2) and (3) in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof new Subsections (2) and (3) to read as follows:

"(2) 'Board' means the Delaware Gaming Control Board.

(3) 'Game or Games' means either the game of Bingo or charitable gambling or both."

Section 3. Further amend §1102, Title 28, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subsection (6) to read as follows:

(6) 'Charitable Gambling' means any game or scheme operated by an organization which has been in existence two years or longer in which chance is the dominant factor in determining the allocation of a prize, excluding slot machines, roulette, craps, or baccarat games."

Section 4. Amend Chapter 11, Title 28, Delaware Code, by striking the words "Bingo" or "game of Bingo" wherever they appear in Sections 1101, 1122, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1139, 1140, and 1151 and substituting in lieu thereof the word "games".

Section 5. Amend Chapter 11, Title 28, Delaware Code, by striking the words "Commission" or "Bingo Control Commission" wherever they appear in said Chapter and substituting in lieu thereof the word "Board".

Section 6. Amend Chapter 11, Title 28, Delaware Code, by adding the words "or 17B" after the figure "17A" wherever they appear therein.

Section 7. Amend Subsection 1139 (b), Title 28, Delaware Code, by adding a new last sentence thereto to read as follows:

"No person under the age of 18 shall be permitted to participate in any charitable gambling, the prize for which is money."

Section 8. Amend Subsection 1139 (h), Title 28, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new last sentence to read as follows:

"This subsection shall apply only to Bingo games."

Section 9. Amend Section 1139, Title 28, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subsection (j) to read as follows:

"(j) The Board may make reasonable rules and regulations with respect to the size of bets and prizes with respect to the conduct of games other than Bingo."

Approved July 6, 1983