PRINTER'S NO. 881
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY CONKLIN, CALTAGIRONE, CARROLL, COHEN, DeLUCA, GROVE, HARKINS, KORTZ, MAHONEY, MILLARD, SNYDER AND WHITE, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON GAMING OVERSIGHT, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
1Amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156),
2entitled, as amended, "An act providing for the licensing of
3eligible organizations to conduct games of chance, for the
4licensing of persons to distribute games of chance, for the
5registration of manufacturers of games of chance, and for
6suspensions and revocations of licenses and permits;
7requiring records; providing for local referendum by
8electorate; and prescribing penalties," further providing for
9definitions, for prize limits and for special permits.
12Section 1. The definition of "games of chance" in section
13103 of the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as
14the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, amended February 2,
152012 (P.L.7, No.2), is amended and the section is amended by
16adding a definition to read:
17Section 103. Definitions.
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9(i) the player loses all of the player's chips;
14(3) The winner of the card game so conducted is:
15(i) the last player at the table; or
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19"Games of chance." Punchboards, daily drawings, weekly
20drawings, raffles and pull-tabs, as defined in this act,
21provided that no such game shall be played by or with the
22assistance of any mechanical or electrical devices or media
23other than a dispensing machine or passive selection device and
24further provided that the particular chance taken by any person
25in any such game shall not be made contingent upon any other
26occurrence or the winning of any other contest, but shall be
27determined solely at the discretion of the purchaser. This
28definition includes a card game contest. This definition shall
29not be construed to authorize any other form of gambling
30currently prohibited under any provision of Title 18 of the
1Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (relating to crimes and
2offenses) or authorized under 4 Pa.C.S. (relating to
3amusements). Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize
4games commonly known as "slot machines" or "video poker."
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8Section 302. Prize limits.
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10(i) Card game contest limits.--Notwithstanding any other
11provision of this act to the contrary, the maximum cash value
12that may be awarded for any single card game in a card game
13contest shall be $500.
16Section 308. Special permits.
17(a) Issuance and fee.--
27(b) Permit application.--
3(2) Each application submitted for a special permit
4under subsection (a)(2) shall specify the location where the
5card game contest will be conducted, the number of persons to
6be admitted for the card game contest and all of the house
7rules to be used.
8Section 4. This act shall take effect in 60 days.