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SF 2044

2nd Engrossment - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to gambling; authorizing dice games in retail 
  1.3             establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages 
  1.4             under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota 
  1.5             Statutes 1998, sections 340A.410, subdivision 5; and 
  1.6             609.761, by adding a subdivision.  
  1.8      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 340A.410, 
  1.9   subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
  1.10     Subd. 5.  [GAMBLING PROHIBITED.] (a) Except as otherwise 
  1.11  provided in this subdivision, no retail establishment licensed 
  1.12  to sell alcoholic beverages may keep, possess, or operate, or 
  1.13  permit the keeping, possession, or operation on the licensed 
  1.14  premises of dice or any gambling device as defined in section 
  1.15  349.30, or permit gambling therein except as provided in this 
  1.16  subdivision.  
  1.17     (b) Gambling equipment may be kept or operated and raffles 
  1.18  conducted on licensed premises and adjoining rooms when the use 
  1.19  of the gambling equipment is authorized by (1) chapter 349, (2) 
  1.20  a tribal ordinance in conformity with the Indian Gaming 
  1.21  Regulatory Act, Public Law Number 100-497, or (3) a tribal-state 
  1.22  compact authorized under section 3.9221. 
  1.23     (c) Lottery tickets may be purchased and sold within the 
  1.24  licensed premises as authorized by the director of the lottery 
  1.25  under chapter 349A.  
  1.26     (d) Dice may be kept and used on licensed premises and 
  2.1   adjoining rooms as authorized by section 609.761, subdivision 4. 
  2.2      Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.761, is 
  2.3   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  2.4      Subd. 4.  [SOCIAL DICE GAMES.] Sections 609.755 and 609.76 
  2.5   do not prohibit dice games conducted on the premises and 
  2.6   adjoining rooms of a retail establishment licensed to sell 
  2.7   alcoholic beverages if the following requirements are satisfied: 
  2.8      (1) the games consist of board games played with dice or 
  2.9   commonly known dice games such as "shake-a-day," "3-2-1," "who 
  2.10  buys," "last chance," "liar's poker," "6-5-4," "horse," and 
  2.11  "aces"; 
  2.12     (2) wagers or prizes for the games are limited to food or 
  2.13  beverages; and 
  2.14     (3) the retail establishment does not organize or 
  2.15  participate financially in the games. 
  2.16     Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
  2.17     This act is effective the day following final enactment.