Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 313 -- Gaming

Sponsor:  Liese

This bill clarifies the definitions of the terms "gambling" and
"gambling device."  The terms exclude amusement devices that are
games of skill and not lotteries or gift enterprises and that
confer only an immediate right of replay, noncash prizes, toys,
novelties, coupons, or other representations of value redeemable
for prizes, toys, or novelties.  Each prize, toy, or novelty
cannot exceed $250 in value and cannot be resold for cash or
other consideration.  The bill prohibits redeeming
representations of value for cash, gift certificates,
intoxicating beer or liquor, nonintoxicating beer, or tobacco
products.  The wholesale value of any prize for a single play
will not exceed the value of a single play or $5, whichever is
greater; and the value of any prize for multiple plays will not
exceed the cumulative value of play or $250, whichever is lesser.

An amusement device will not act as a lottery or gift enterprise
or simulate a slot machine or any gambling game of skill or
video representation of any gambling game of skill specified in
current law, including poker, blackjack, and craps.

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