H0864B3433A10428 DMS:JMT 10/17/18 #90 A10428
AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 864
Sponsor: SENATOR BOSCOLA
Printer's No. 3433
Amend Bill, page 1, line 10, by inserting after "chance,"
repealing provisions relating to prohibition regarding pools,
Amend Bill, page 1, line 15, by striking out the period after
"enforcement" and inserting
; and, in tavern gaming, further providing for licenses and
application, for enforcement and for prohibition.
Amend Bill, page 2, line 26, by striking out "TEAM"" and
inserting
team," "pools" and "tavern games"
Amend Bill, page 5, by inserting between lines 16 and 17
"Pool." An activity in which a person pays an entry fee for
each chance to win cash or merchandise based on the outcome of
an event or series of events, including professional and
collegiate sporting events, wherein the participants in the
event or series of events are natural persons or animals[, and
to which all of the following apply:]. The term includes an
activity commonly referred to as block pool, bracket pool and
survivor pool. The following shall apply to a pool:
(1) [The] The minimum number of individuals that may
participate in a pool is 20 people, while the maximum number
of individuals that may participate in a pool is 100 people.
(1.1) All participants in a pool must be 21 years of age
or older and bona fide customers or members of the eligible
organization operating the pool.
(1.2) No owner or employee of an eligible organization
operating a pool may be a participant in the pool.
(2) The maximum entry fee for each individual entry in a
pool is [$20] $50.
(2.1) Each participant must be charged the same entry
fee.
(3) Other than the entry fee, no other money or thing of
value [is] may be paid or given for participation in a pool.
(4) There [is] must be at least one guaranteed winner
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from among the participants.
(5) All entry fees collected for entry into [the] a pool
[are] must be paid as prizes to one or more participants in
the pool.
(6) No entry fees or portions thereof [are] may be
retained by the person or eligible organization operating
[the] a pool.
(7) A pool may not be based on an interscholastic
athletic event or other interscholastic competition.
(8) Only one pool may be offered per any single event.
(9) The eligible organization operating a pool shall
conspicuously post compulsive and problem play notices at all
pool registration points and provide the toll-free telephone
number to participants.
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"Tavern games." Pull-tabs, pools, tavern daily drawings and
tavern raffles.
Section 2.1. Section 301.1 of the act is repealed:
[Section 301.1. Prohibition regarding pools.
The operation of a pool must comply with the Professional and
Amateur Sports Protection Act (Public Law 102-559, 28 U.S.C. ยง
3701 et seq.) or other Federal law in the operation of or
participation in the pool.]
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See A10428 in
the context
of HB0864