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HF 5252

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/02/2024 11:52am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to gaming; expanding authorized card games to include the game of
hasenpfeffer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 609.761, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, 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, new text begin hasenpfeffer, new text end 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;

(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 blind.

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