Charitable gaming; increase in certain maximum allowable prize amounts. (HB1843)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable gaming; increase in certain maximum allowable prize amounts. Increases the maximum allowable amount for a single bingo door prize from $50 to $250 and the maximum allowable cumulative door prizes in any one bingo session from $250 to $500. The bill allows up to 10 games per bingo session to feature a regular bingo or special bingo game prize of up to $200. The bill increases the prize for a single instant bingo, pull tab, or seal card from $1,000 to $2,000. Finally, the bill increases from $100 to $200 the allowable amount of increase of a progressive prize per session in certain progressive bingo games. The bill requires the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, beginning July 1, 2024, and at least once every five years thereafter, to convene a stakeholder work group to review the limitations on prize amounts and provide any recommendations to the General Assembly by November 30 of the year in which the stakeholder work group is convened. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101443D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2021Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1843)
01/26/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103827D-H1
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103827D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1843H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (79-Y 20-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (79-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1843H1)
02/17/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1843ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1843ER)
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 491 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)