HB445 (2015) Detail

Defining poker as a game of skill.


HB 445 - AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0230

08/04

HOUSE BILL 445

AN ACT defining poker as a game of skill.

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock 2; Rep. Tasker, Rock 2; Rep. Duarte, Rock 2; Rep. Abramson, Rock 20; Rep. Eastman, Hills 28; Rep. Bouldin, Hills 12; Rep. Itse, Rock 10; Sen.?Reagan, Dist 17

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

ANALYSIS

This bill defines poker as a game of skill.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0230

08/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT defining poker as a game of skill.

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

1 Poker. Amend RSA 647:2, II(d) to read as follows:

(d) “Gambling” means to risk something of value upon a future contingent event not under one’s control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that something of value will be received in the event of a certain outcome. For the purposes of this subparagraph, the phrase “something of value” shall include a sweepstakes ticket or other item obtained in conjunction with the purchase of goods or services that entitles the holder to a share or chance in a sweepstakes where, but for the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes, the value of purchased goods or services is insufficient to justify the purchase or the inducement to purchase the goods or services is the opportunity to play on a gambling machine. For purposes of this section, games of poker shall not be considered gambling and shall be considered a game of skill.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB445 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB445 Revision: 27908 Date: Dec. 16, 2015, midnight

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