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Gambling

Summaries

KP-0057
Ken Paxton

Participation in daily fantasy sports leagues is illegal gambling under Penal Code section 47.02.|Participants in traditional fantasy sports leagues may avail themselves of a statutory defense to prosecution under Penal Code subsection 47.02(b) when play is in a private place, no person receives any economic benefit other than personal winnings, and the risks of winning or losing are the same for all participants.|County indigent health care, commissioners court authority to adopt eligibility requirements

GA-0097
Greg Abbott

Raffles, whether charitable organization may award cash refund of raffle ticket price as a prize, auction and raffle ticket for a price that is not printed on the ticket, or auction off or sell additional tickets or chances after the drawing has begun|Raffles, whether raffle ticket holders may resell tickets|Raffles, charitable organization that awards cash refund of raffle ticket price as a prize, auctions a raffle ticket for a price that is not printed on the ticket, or auctions off or sells additional tickets or chances after the drawing has begun may not |Raffles, whether charitable organization may award refund of raffle ticket price as a prize, auction a raffle ticket for a price that is not printed on the ticket, or auction or sell additional tickets or chances after the drawing has begun|Lottery promotion, charitable organization that awards cash refund of raffle ticket price as a prize, auctions a raffle ticket for a price that is not printed on the ticket, or auctions off or sells additional tickets or chances after the drawing has begu

GA-0278
Greg Abbott

Indian tribes, authority to engage in casino gambling in Texas|Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, application to federally recognized Indian tribes in Texas|Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act, applicable to gaming by those two tribes|Video Lottery Terminals

GA-0335
Greg Abbott

Poker tournament in which participants do not risk money or any other thing of value for the opportunity to win a prize, holder of an on-premises alcoholic beverage permit may host a|Poker tournament in which participants risk money or any other thing of value for the opportunity to win a prize, holder of an on-premises alcoholic beverage permit may not host a

GA-0385
Greg Abbott

"Poker run" in which participants are entitled to receive a five-card hand for each $10.00 donation they make to a charitable cause and will receive cash prizes for the best, second best, and worst hands, sponsoring nonprofit organization violates Penal Code section 47.03(a)(3) and (5)

GA-0527
Greg Abbott

Eight-liner machine that reward play with a stored-value card is a gambling device

GA-0533
Greg Abbott

Contraband, sale by county|Conditioning sale of gambling contraband on agreement to remove such property to jurisdiction in which the property’s use is not illegal\r\n |Authority of commissioners court to condition sale of seized gambling contraband on bidder’s agreement to remove such property to jurisdiction in which the property’s use is not illegal\r\n\r\n

GA-0804
Greg Abbott

Offense of gambling under section 47.02 and the offense of gambling promotion under section 47.03, charitable squares game as described does not implicate the|Squares game

GA-0812
Greg Abbott

A device that awards bingo cards or paper, card-minding devices and pull-tab bingo, or gift certificates redeemable for the same, is not rewarding the player exclusively with \\"noncash merchandise prizes, toys, or novelties,\\" as that phrase is used in subsection 47.01(4)(B) of the Penal Code

GA-0837
Greg Abbott

Amount specified in the Charitable Raffle Enabling Act, the cap on the value of a residential dwelling that has not yet been constructed and that is offered or awarded as a prize at a raffle for which a qualified organization provides any consideration is the

GA-0913
Greg Abbott

Eight-liner machines are gambling devices under the Penal Code and thus illegal because they issue tickets redeemable for some items that do not constitute noncash merchandise prizes, toys, or novelties|If an eight-liner machine is designed, made, or adapted as anything other than a pure amusement device, the machine cannot meet the requirement of subsection 47.01(4)(B) of the Penal Code and is therefore illegal|Gambling device

DM-0032
Dan Morales

Indian tribes, right to conduct gaming on Indian land in states that otherwise allow gaming, as regulated by Indian Gaming Regulatory Act | Indian tribes, right to conduct class III gaming on Indian lands in Texas if legislature authorizes class III gaming on Texas waters

DM-0112
Dan Morales

Carnival contest|Casino night|Bet|Nonprofit corporation, legality of "casino night" fundraising by

DM-0344
Dan Morales

Gambling laws, application to persons in separate locations who bet on card games using computers and to persons facilitating such bets|Betting on card games by computer, application of gambling laws to persons doing so from separate locations|Computers, application of gambling laws to persons in separate locations who bet on card games by using

DM-0442
Dan Morales

Currency Exchange Act, Department may not enforce on Indian reservation|Currency Exchange Act may not be enforced on Kickapoo Indian Reservation because incompatible with federal and tribal interests|Indian reservation, Banking Department may not enforce Currency Exchange Act on gambling facility operated on

DM-0466
Dan Morales

Gambling, Commission has statutory and rulemaking authority to consider the conduct or activities of an applicant or licensee with respect to|Gambling offense, Commission has rulemaking and statutory authority to regulate permittees and licensees found to have engaged in|Amended definition of "gambling device" invalidly authorizes operation of certain "lotteries" prohibited by Texas Constitution

JC-0111
John Cornyn

Certificate of deposit|Money|Charitable Raffle Enabling Act, if certificate of deposit may be offered as a prize under|Charitable Raffle Enabling Act, certificate of deposit may not be offered as a prize under

JC-0449
John Cornyn

Bingo occasion|Gambling device|Game of chance|Video poker during bingo occasion, Commission's authority to disapprove software on electronic bingo card-minding device allowing player to play|Video poker during bingo occasion, Lottery Commission's authority to disapprove software on electronic bingo card-minding device allowing player to play

JC-0466
John Cornyn

Arrests on casino boats, peace officers have authority to make arrests under state law within state's territorial waters; on high seas, beyond jurisdiction of both State of Texas and United States, law of ship's flag state and international law determine|Criminal jurisdiction of State of Texas and its coastal counties extends three marine leagues from coastline into Gulf of Mexico|Arrests on casino boats, peace officers have authority to make arrests under state law within state's territorial waters; on high seas, beyond jurisdiction of both the State of Texas and the United States, law of ship's flag state and international law|Casino boats, Texas peace officers acting as security guards have authority to make arrests under state law within state's territorial waters; on the high seas, beyond jurisdiction of both the State of Texas and the United States, the law of ship's flag s

JC-0480
John Cornyn

Raffle ticket, a bingo conductor may not award as a bingo prize; conduct would constitute gambling offense and, as it is not expressly authorized by either the Bingo Enabling Act or the Charitable Raffle Enabling Act, it would not fall within the defenses

JC-0482
John Cornyn

Particular "charitable sweepstakes fundraising program" conducted by private nonprofit corporation is illegal under Texas law

JM-1265
Jim Mattox

Casino games of chance, Legislature may authorize without amendment to article III, section 47 of the Texas Constitution only if they do not comprise a lottery or gift enterprise|College scholarships awarded by school district, funding by money raised by PTA and similar organizations that has become public school property|Necessary

JM-1267
Jim Mattox

Gaming activities that do not comprise elements of a lottery, without amending the constitution the legislature may amend chapter 47 of the Penal Code to authorize|Gaming activities that do not comprise elements of a lottery, authority of the legislature to permit without constitutional amendment|Consideration, prize, and chance are the elements of a lottery