Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 224

H.P. 947 - L.D. 1346

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Games of Chance

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 17 MRSA §341, sub-§1,  as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 554, §2, is amended to read:

1. Limits.   The maximum bet for licensed games of chance, including card games in which bets are placed per hand or per deal, is $1 for any one chance, hand or deal. Licensed card games that award part or all of the entry fees paid to participate as prize money and in which no money or thing of value is wagered except for the entry fee are limited to a $5 daily entry fee and no more than 40 50 players at any one time at any one location.

Sec. 2. Chief of State Police to report. The Chief of the State Police shall gather information regarding the number of players attending card games conducted by licensed organizations including any input received by those licensees stating difficulty in conducting games under the current player limits and report to the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs no later than February 1, 2010.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333