Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:
Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Gaming Policy Board
You asked for information on
the Gaming Policy Board, specifically when it was created and its purpose.
Charitable Gaming for
School Fundraising - 2012-R-0255
You asked what types of charitable games an educational organization may
hold for fundraising.
Internet Gambling And Keno - 2012-R-0077
This report provides questions for a public hearing on (1) online
gambling in the context of the recent U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
ruling, (2) compulsive and underage gambling, and (3) keno.
Justice Ruling On Internet Lottery Ticket Sales - 2012-R-0036
You asked for a summary of the U.S. Justice Department's ruling on
whether use of the Internet and out-of-state processors to sell lottery
tickets violates the federal Wire Act.
Legality of Online
Poker - 2011-R-0229
You asked if online poker is legal under federal law.
State Income Tax on
Nonresidents' Gambling Winnings - 2008-R-0673
Repeal of Las Vegas
Nights - 2007-R-0316
You asked why the Mohegan Sun and Mashantucket Pequot casinos can
continue to operate casino games even though the state has repealed the Las
Vegas nights statutes, which makes it illegal to conduct casino style games.
Legality of Poker
in Connecticut - 2007-R-0495
You asked about the legality of private organizations hosting poker games
and whether the law defines “bona fide social relationship” for purposes of
determining what gambling falls under this social exemption.
Tournaments for Charitable Fundraising - 2006-R-0738
You want to know something about Texas hold'em tournaments and under what
circumstances organizations that qualify to conduct charitable gaming may
hold such tournaments in Connecticut and other states.
You asked for a description of the laws governing church raffles.
Fundraising - 2005-R-0754
You asked what kind of gambling related activities organizations may
conduct to raise money for a graduation at their local schools.
You asked where a constituent should report misleading mailings regarding a
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
Connecticut Attorney General's Opinions
2005-002 (Jan. 4, 2005). This is in response to the request for an
opinion from your agency on the legality of devices known as "three button
slot machines," and whether these devices fall within the definition of
"video facsimile" as used in the agreements between the State of Connecticut
and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Mohegan Tribe.
2004-022 (Dec. 17, 2004). This is in response to your request for an
opinion on the lawfulness of a proposed entertainment program at liquor
permit premises involving the playing of poker for prizes. The proposal
comes in the wake of recent announcements outlawing the betting on poker
tournaments due to criminal laws against gambling.
2003-018 (Nov. 25, 2003). This is in response to your request for an
opinion on certain issues concerning the repeal of the games of chance
statutes.1 These statues, until they were repealed, allowed Las Vegas Nights
charitable gambling in the state.
2003-011 (June 10, 2003). This is in response to your request for an
opinion concerning the continuing legality of the use of merchandise prize
wheels at bazaars in Connecticut in the wake of the repeal of the statutes
authorizing Las Vegas Nights charitable gambling and the use of money wheels
2003-007 (May 8, 2003).
We write to clarify our April
14, 2003 opinion concerning whether the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (the
"Tribe") could conduct Casino Night events at Foxwoods Casino ("Foxwoods")
to benefit state charities.
Act No. 12-23 -
An Act Concerning a Change Regarding the Financial Security of Lottery Sales
Public Act No. 12-160 -
An Act Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities.
Public Act No. 11-13 - An Act Concerning the Collection of Delinquent
Taxes and Lottery Winnings.
Public Act No. 11-34 - An Act Permitting the Mailing of Raffle Tickets
and the Use of Coupons as Incentives to Purchase Raffle Tickets.
Public Act No. 11-226 - An Act Eliminating the Limit on Teacup Raffle
Prizes and Authorizing Golf Ball Drop Raffles.
Connecticut General Statutes
7 - Municipalities
Chapter 98 - Municipal
Powers (Charitable Games Statutes)
Title 12 - Taxation
Chapter 226 -
Division of Special Revenue and Gaming
Chapter 226b -
Disclosure Statements with Regard to Pari-
226c - Administration of Tribal-State Compacts
Chapter 229a -
Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Title 42 - Business, Selling,
Trading and Collection Practices
743n - Sweepstakes
Title 52 - Civil Actions
924 - Wagering Contracts
Title 53 - Crimes
Chapter 946 -
Offenses Against Public Policy
Sec. 53-278a. Gambling:
Sec. 53-278b. Gambling;
professional gambling; penalties.
Sec. 53-278c. Seizure of
gambling devices. Penalties for possession, sale, etc., of gambling devices
or records. Exceptions.
Sec. 53-278d. Transmission of
Sec. 53-278e. Gambling premises
Sec. 53-278f. Persistent
Sec. 53-278g. Gambling: Excepted
Sec. 53-280. Billiard and pool
Sec. 53-289a. Disclosure in
advertisements of service charge on tickets.
Sec. 53-290a. Disclosures re
Title 53a - Penal Code
952 - Penal Code Offenses
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Charitable Games -
Distribution and Sale of Sealed
Operation of Bazaars and Raffles
Amusement and Recreation Bingo
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