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HF 3068

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/13/2014 02:53pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/13/2014

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to gambling; modifying social skill games to include tournaments
or contests of whist;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.761,
subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.761, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Social skill game.

Sections 609.755 and 609.76 do not prohibit
tournaments or contests that satisfy all of the following requirements:

(1) the tournament or contest consists of the card games of chance commonly known
as cribbage, skat, sheepshead, bridge, euchre, pinochle, gin, 500, smear, Texas hold'em,
or whist;

(2) the tournament or contest does not provide any direct financial benefit to the
promoter or organizer;

(3) the value of all prizes awarded for each tournament or contest does not exceed
$200; deleted text beginand
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(4) for a tournament or contest involving Texas hold'em:

(i) no person under 18 years of age may participate;

(ii) the payment of an entry fee or other consideration for participating is prohibited;

(iii) the value of all prizes awarded to an individual winner of a tournament or
contest at a single location may not exceed $200 each day; and

(iv) the organizer or promoter must ensure that reasonable accommodations are
made for players with disabilities. Accommodations to the table and the cards shall
include the announcement of the cards visible to the entire table and the use of Braille
cards for players who are blinddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (5) for a tournament or contest involving whist:
new text end

new text begin (i) the value of all prizes awarded for each tournament does not exceed $8,000; and
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new text begin (ii) the organizer or promoter has not held a whist tournament in the 12 months
immediately preceding this tournament or contest.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end