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HF 3100

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/02/2006

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A bill for an act
relating to gambling; adding definitions; modifying certain provisions related to
card clubs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 240.01, subdivision 25,
by adding a subdivision; 240.30, subdivisions 3, 6, 8.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 240.01, subdivision 25, is amended to read:


Subd. 25.

Card playing.

"Card playing" means an activity wherein individuals
compete and wager with each other new text beginor against the sponsor or house new text endutilizing a 52-unit
system comprised of a series of numbers, numbered two through ten, and the letters
J, Q, K, and A, combined with four symbols commonly known as hearts, diamonds,
spades, and clubs, wherein each individual unit constitutes the display of one of the 52
possible combinations. The symbol commonly known as a joker may be incorporated
into the system.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Banked. new text end

new text begin "Banked" means a wagering system or game where the
individual participants play against the sponsor or house. Banked card games may be
conducted using tangible cards or by using electronic images at a table with other players
or at an individual station.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 240.30, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Type of wagering.

deleted text beginAlldeleted text end Card club wagering activities deleted text beginmustdeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end be
conducted in deleted text beginandeleted text end new text begina banked or new text endunbanked system.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 240.30, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Plan of operation.

(a) The commission shall not authorize a class B
licensee to operate a card club unless the licensee has submitted, and the commission
approved, a plan of operation for card playing activities. The plan must set forth all
necessary details for conducting card playing activities, including, among other things:

(1) specifying and defining all card games to be played, including all governing
aspects of each game;

(2) time and location of card playing activities;

(3) amount and method by which participants will be charged for card playing
services;

(4) arrangements to ensure the security of card playing activities;

(5) designation of all licensed employees of the licensee who undertake supervisory
positions related to card playing activities;

(6) internal control systems for card playing activities; and

(7) a plan for the training of card club personnel in identification of problem
gamblers and appropriate action to prevent or control problem gambling.

(b) The licensee must prepare and make available to all customers a written manual
that covers all portions of the current plan of operation. The licensee must also publish,
in pamphlet form, a condensed and comprehensive version of the manual and make it
available to all customers.

new text begin (c) In order to conduct card playing activities in both a banked and unbanked system,
the licensee must submit a separate plan for each system.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 240.30, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Limitations.

The commission may not approve any plan of operation
under subdivision 6 that exceeds any of the following limitations:

(1) deleted text beginthe maximum number of tables used for card playing at the card club at any one
time, other than tables used for instruction, demonstrations, or tournament play, may
not exceed 50. The table limit exception for tournament play is allowed for only one
tournament per year that lasts for no longer than 14 days;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end except as provided in clause deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end, no wager may exceed $60;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end for games in which each player is allowed to make only one wager or has a
limited opportunity to change that wager, no wager may exceed $300.