TITLE 28

Sports and Amusements

CHAPTER 1. COMBATIVE SPORTS AND COMBATIVE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT

Subchapter V. Penalties; Injunctive Relief


(a) Combative fighting, as defined herein, shall be prohibited in the State. All participants in a combative fighting event, including, but not limited to contestants, promoters, managers, matchmakers, seconds, judges, timekeepers and referees, shall be subject to prosecution under Title 11.

(b) No combative sports or combative sports entertainment event shall be permitted unless licensed by the Division or its designated agents. All participants in such an unlicensed combative sports or combative sports entertainment event, including, but not limited to, contestants, promoters, managers, matchmakers, seconds, judges, timekeepers and referees, shall be subject to prosecution under Title 11 for applicable offenses.

(c) Any promoter who has been found guilty by the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, of promoting an unsanctioned combative sports match shall be assessed an administrative penalty of no less than $500 nor more than $1,000 per individual combative sports match regardless of the number of matches scheduled.

(d) Any promoter who has been found guilty by the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, of promoting an unsanctioned combative sports entertainment event shall be assessed an administrative penalty of no less than $500 nor more than $1000 per event scheduled.

(e) If the services of any fire company, police agency, paramedic, and/or emergency medical services provider are used for any participant in any unsanctioned combative sports and/or combative sports entertainment event then the promoter of such event shall be responsible for and shall pay the costs of the services provided by the fire company, police agency, paramedic, and/or emergency medical services provider in addition to any other penalties specified herein.

76 Del. Laws, c. 413, § 2; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 438, §§ 40-42.;

(a) The Division may seek injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction of this State to enjoin any person from undertaking any combative sports or combative sports entertainment event in violation of this chapter or of the Division's regulations or to compel obedience to any order of the Director relating to combative sports and combative sports entertainment.

(b) In addition to any other statutory or regulatory sanction that may be imposed, the Director shall have the authority to apply to the Delaware Court of Chancery for an injunction, restraining order or any other order as may be appropriate to enjoin any person, partnership, organization, corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership or limited partnership from:

(1) Promoting or offering to promote any unlicensed amateur or, professional combative sports event or combative sports entertainment event;

(2) Advertising or offering to advertise any unlicensed amateur or professional combative sports event or combative sports entertainment event;

(3) Conducting or offering to conduct any unlicensed amateur or professional combative sports event or combative sports entertainment event; or

(4) Competing or offering to compete in any unlicensed amateur or professional combative sports event or combative sports entertainment event.

(c) Any court of competent jurisdiction in this State may assess and compel payment of a civil penalty pursuant to this section.

76 Del. Laws, c. 413, § 2; 77 Del. Laws, c. 438, §§ 43-48.;