HB1348 (2012) Detail

Relative to playing mind sports for money.


HB 1348 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2120

08/03

HOUSE BILL 1348

AN ACT relative to playing mind sports for money.

SPONSORS: Rep. D. McGuire, Merr 8; Rep. Renzullo, Hills 27

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill allows the playing of certain mind sports for money.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2120

08/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to playing mind sports for money.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Subparagraph; Definitions; Mind Sports. Amend RSA 647:2, II by inserting after subparagraph (g) the following new subparagraph:

(h) “Mind sports” means human games whose long-term outcomes are determined primarily by the skill of the players. Mind sports shall include backgammon, bridge, chess, and poker. Bingo, blackjack, craps, pai gow poker, roulette, and games involving gambling machines shall not be mind sports.

2 New Subparagraph; Exceptions; Mind Sports. Amend RSA 647:2, V by inserting after subparagraph (c) the following new subparagraph:

(d) Financial arrangements between players, organizers, and venues of mind sports.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.

Links

HB1348 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1348 Revision: 21145 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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