Illegal gambling; amends definition. (SB1164)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Illegal gambling; definitions. Amends the definition of "illegal gambling" to clarify that the purchase of a product or other thing of value (e.g., phone card, Internet time), which purchase credits the purchaser with free points or other measurable units that may be risked by the purchaser for an opportunity to win money, is deemed consideration for the purposes of illegal gambling. The bill also clarifies that the conduct of a game, contest, lottery, scheme, or promotional offering may be lawful if (i) no part of the purpose of the contest is illegal gambling, (ii) no part of the contest involves the use of a gambling device, and (iii) the contest complies with certain requirements enumerated in the bill. The bill provides that it is declaratory of existing law. Read the Bill »


01/31/2011: Merged into SB1195


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100747D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1164)
01/31/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB1195-Obenshain) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1195.