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Senate File 2128

SENATE FILE BY DOTZLER Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act concerning requirements applicable to social gambling 2 games between individuals and in places with a liquor or beer 3 permit or license. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 5855SS 81 6 ec/cf/24 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 99B.6, subsection 1, paragraph h, Code 1 2 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1 3 h. No participant wins or loses more than a total of fifty 1 4 dollars or more consideration equivalent thereto or wins more 1 5 than a total of two hundred dollars or more consideration 1 6 equivalent thereto in one or more games or activities 1 7 permitted by this section at any time during any period of 1 8 twenty=four consecutive hours or over that entire period. For 1 9 the purpose of this paragraph a person wins the total amount 1 10 at stake in any game, wager, or bet, regardless of any amount 1 11 that person may have contributed to the amount at stake. 1 12 Sec. 2. Section 99B.12, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 1 13 2005, is amended by striking the paragraph. 1 14 Sec. 3. Section 99B.12, subsection 1, paragraph g, Code 1 15 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1 16 g. No participant wins or loses more than a total of fifty 1 17 dollars or other consideration equivalent thereto or wins more 1 18 than a total of two hundred dollars or more consideration 1 19 equivalent thereto in one or more games or activities 1 20 permitted by this section at any time during any period of 1 21 twenty=four consecutive hours or over that entire period. For 1 22 the purpose of this paragraph a person wins the total amount 1 23 at stake in any game, wager, or bet, regardless of any amount 1 24 that person may have contributed to the amount at stake. 1 25 Sec. 4. Section 99B.12, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 1 26 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1 27 a. Card and parlor games, including and tournaments. Card 1 28 and parlor games include but are not limited to poker, 1 29 pinochle, pitch, gin rummy, bridge, euchre, hearts, cribbage, 1 30 dominoes, checkers, chess, backgammon, pool, and darts. 1 31 However, it shall be unlawful gambling for any person to 1 32 engage in bookmaking, or to play any punchboard, pushcard, 1 33 pull=tab, or slot machine, or to play craps, chuck=a=luck, 1 34 roulette, klondike, blackjack, chemin de fer, baccarat, faro, 1 35 equality, three=card monte, or any other game, except poker, 2 1 which is customarily played in gambling casinos and in which 2 2 the house customarily provides a banker, dealer, or croupier 2 3 to operate the game, or a specially designed table upon which 2 4 to play the game. 2 5 EXPLANATION 2 6 Code section 99B.6, concerning permissible social gambling 2 7 games where liquor or beer is sold, is amended in the bill to 2 8 allow a participant to win no more than $200 instead of the 2 9 current limit of $50 in a 24=hour period. Current law capping 2 10 losses at $50 is unchanged by the bill. 2 11 Code section 99B.12, concerning games between individuals, 2 12 is also amended. The bill eliminates the requirement that 2 13 gambling permitted under the Code section must be incidental 2 14 to a bona fide social relationship between all participants. 2 15 In addition, the bill allows a participant to win no more than 2 16 $200 instead of the current $50 limit in a 24=hour period. 2 17 Current law capping losses at $50 is unchanged by the bill. 2 18 The section is also amended to permit tournaments of allowable 2 19 card and parlor games. 2 20 LSB 5855SS 81 2 21 ec:nh/cf/24
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