CHAPTER 416

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 254

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 28 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHARITABLE GAMING.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 15 of Title 28 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 1502 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(3) "Game or games" means bingo, instant bingo instant or sealed game, and charitable gaming;

(4) "Organization" means a veterans', religious or charitable organization, volunteer fire company or fraternal society as defined in article II, § 17A or 17B of the state Constitution. Constitution;

(5) “Members only game” means any game of chance open for participation only to members of the sponsoring organization.

Section 2. Amend Chapter 15 of Title 28 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 1520 Limitations and regulations under license.

(a) Bingo and charitable games conducted shall not commence prior to 12:00 p.m. The operation of a game shall be limited to 6 consecutive hours, except as permitted by regulation. Instant bingo is Instant or sealed games are permitted during any event sponsored by the entity that is licensed to conduct it, regardless of the day or time. No bingo or charitable gaming may take place after 1:00 a.m.

Section 3. Amend Chapter 15 of Title 28 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 1524 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(2) "Instant bingo" “Instant or sealed game” 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 paragraph includes, but is not limited to, so-called "rip-offs," or "Nevada pull-tabs. pull-tab game.

Section 4. Amend Chapter 15 of Title 28 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 1530. Limit on gaming.

(a) In charitable gaming, there shall be no limit on the amount a person may bet and no limit on the amount a person may win, except that no person may lose more than $150 in a single day.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, in a members only game, no prize may be offered or given in excess of the sum of $500 in any single game. Only a member who furnishes proof of membership in the organization or parent organization sponsoring the game may participate in a members only game.

Approved September 06, 2016