CHAPTER 16

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 85

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2 AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 28, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE SCOPE AND FEES OF BINGO, AND REPORTING AFTER GAMES OF BINGO.

BE IT ENACTED 8Y THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each House thereof):

Section 1. Amend Section 1102, Chapter 11, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (7) to read as follows:

"(7) 'Instant bingo' means any game of chance played with sealed or covered cards which must be opened In some fashion by the holder, such that the cards reveal Instantly whether the holder has won a prize. This subsection includes, but is not limited to, so-called 'rip-offs', or 'Nevada pull-tabs'."

Section 2. Amend Section 1102 (3), Chapter 11, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by striking it in its entirety and substituting the following:

"(3) 'Game or games' means bingo, instant bingo, and charitable gambling."

Section 3. Amend Section 1133 (a), Chapter 11, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by striking the present paragraph in its entirety and substituting the following:

"There shall be a license fee of $15.00 for each occasion upon which bingo or charitable gambling are to be conducted under such license."

Section 4. Amend Section 1133, Chapter 11, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding a new Subsection (c) thereto to read as follows:

"(c) There shall be an annual license fee of $300.00 for each organization sponsoring instant bingo games."

Section 5. Amend Subsection (a), Section 1139, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by striking the present Subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting the following:

"(a) Bingo and charitable games conducted on Sundays shall not commence prior to 1:30 p.m. Bingo on days other than Sunday shall be permitted only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between the hours 6:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Charitable Games on days other than Sunday shall be permitted only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Instant bingo is permitted during any event sponsored by the entity that is licensed to conduct It, regardless of the day or time."

Section 6. Amend Section 1139(b), Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding a new sentence at the end thereof to read as follows:

No person under the age of 18 shall be permitted to participate in any instant bingo game."

Section 7. Amend Section 1140, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding a new Subparagraph (d) thereto to read as follows:

"(d) This section shall not apply to instant bingo."

Section 8. Amend §1102, Title 28, Delaware Code by deleting the phrase ', and also means "instant bingo"' as it appears at the end of subsection (1).

Approved May 8, 1989.