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HB 1855 Charitable Gaming Board; Texas Hold'em poker events.

Introduced by: Glenn R. Davis | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Charitable Gaming Board; Texas Hold'em poker events. Allows a qualified organization to conduct Texas Hold'em poker events in conjunction with its charitable gaming activities. The conditions under which a qualified organization may manage, operate or contract with operators of, or conduct Texas Hold'em poker games and tournaments shall be prescribed by the Charitable Gaming Board. In addition, the bill establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund administered by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide counseling and other support services for compulsive and problem gamblers, develop problem gambling treatment and prevention programs, and provide grants to supporting organizations that provide assistance to compulsive gamblers. The bill also provides that the initial regulations adopted by the Charitable Gaming Board pertaining to the conduct of Texas Hold'em events shall be exempt from the requirements of Article 2 ( 2.2-4006 et seq.) of the Administrative Process Act ( 2.2-4000 et seq.).


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