senate Bill S2550

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes charity poker as a game of chance that charitable organizations may conduct at local option and provides regulation thereof

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
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S2550 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 189, 191, 195-o & 195-q, add §195-qq, Gen Muni L

S2550 - Summary

Includes charity poker as a game of chance that charitable organizations may conduct at local option and provides regulation thereof.

S2550 - Sponsor Memo

S2550 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2550

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
  ing

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to charity poker

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 186 of the general municipal  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  531 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. "Games of chance" shall mean and include only the  games  known  as
"merchandise wheels", "coin boards", "merchandise boards", "seal cards",
"event  games",  "raffles",  [and]  "bell jars", AND "CHARITY POKER" and
such other specific games as may be authorized by the  board,  in  which
prizes  are  awarded  on  the  basis  of  a designated winning number or
numbers, color or colors, symbol or symbols determined  by  chance,  but
not  including  games  commonly  known  as  "bingo  or  lotto" which are
controlled under article fourteen-H of this chapter and also not includ-
ing "bookmaking", "policy or numbers games" and "lottery" as defined  in
section  225.00 of the penal law. No game of chance shall involve wager-
ing of money by one player against another player.
  S 2. Section 186 of the general municipal law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 3-f to read as follows:
  3-F.  "CHARITY  POKER" SHALL MEAN A TOURNAMENT CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD IN  WHICH  A  NUMBER  OF
CONTESTANTS  COMPETE  FOR PRIZES AWARDED BY A LICENSED AUTHORIZED ORGAN-
IZATION FOLLOWING A SERIES OF ELIMINATION-STYLE POKER GAMES APPROVED  BY
THE  BOARD  IN WHICH ONLY NON-VALUE TOURNAMENT CHIPS SHALL BE USED. SUCH
TOURNAMENT CHIPS, WHICH SHALL NOT BE REDEEMABLE FOR CASH, MERCHANDISE OR
FOR ANY OTHER THING OF VALUE, SHALL BE  USED  EXCLUSIVELY  TO  ESTABLISH
POINT  TOTALS  REPRESENTATIVE  OF  EACH  PLAYER'S ACCUMULATED TOURNAMENT
CHIPS THAT, IN TURN, SHALL DETERMINE THE CONTESTANTS' PLACEMENT AND RANK

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07070-01-3

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