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                            CHAPTER 187-S.F.No. 2044 
                  An act relating to gambling; authorizing dice games in 
                  retail establishments licensed to sell alcoholic 
                  beverages under certain circumstances; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 340A.410, 
                  subdivision 5; and 609.761, by adding a subdivision.  
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 340A.410, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [GAMBLING PROHIBITED.] (a) Except as otherwise 
        provided in this subdivision, no retail establishment licensed 
        to sell alcoholic beverages may keep, possess, or operate, or 
        permit the keeping, possession, or operation on the licensed 
        premises of dice or any gambling device as defined in section 
        349.30, or permit gambling therein except as provided in this 
        subdivision.  
           (b) Gambling equipment may be kept or operated and raffles 
        conducted on licensed premises and adjoining rooms when the use 
        of the gambling equipment is authorized by (1) chapter 349, (2) 
        a tribal ordinance in conformity with the Indian Gaming 
        Regulatory Act, Public Law Number 100-497, or (3) a tribal-state 
        compact authorized under section 3.9221. 
           (c) Lottery tickets may be purchased and sold within the 
        licensed premises as authorized by the director of the lottery 
        under chapter 349A.  
           (d) Dice may be kept and used on licensed premises and 
        adjoining rooms as authorized by section 609.761, subdivision 4. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.761, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [SOCIAL DICE GAMES.] Sections 609.755 and 609.76 
        do not prohibit dice games conducted on the premises and 
        adjoining rooms of a retail establishment licensed to sell 
        alcoholic beverages if the following requirements are satisfied: 
           (1) the games consist of board games played with dice or 
        commonly known dice games such as "shake-a-day," "3-2-1," "who 
        buys," "last chance," "liar's poker," "6-5-4," "horse," and 
        "aces"; 
           (2) wagers or prizes for the games are limited to food or 
        beverages; and 
           (3) the retail establishment does not organize or 
        participate financially in the games. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 18, 1999 
           Signed by the governor May 21, 1999, 10:10 a.m.