House Bill 100
145th General Assembly (2009 - 2010)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE LOTTERY.
This bill requires the Lottery Director to use his or her authority to reestablish a sports lottery, which will enhance the Delaware Lottery, protect Delaware employment, help Delaware and its lottery meet new competition, and provide additional revenues for the State. The bill is intended to provide a significant additional source of revenue to the State. The sports lottery excludes collegiate sporting events that involve a Delaware college or university. Persons under the age of 21 will not be allowed to participate in the sports lottery. The sports lottery excludes collegiate sporting events that involve a Delaware college or university. The bill would take advantage of an exemption granted to the State of Delaware under federal law, namely the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which allows the states of Delaware, Nevada, Oregon, and Montana to engage in sports betting. This bill would authorize the conduct of a sports lottery at video lottery facilities and up to ten additional sports lottery facilities, which must be licensed restaurants, taverns, or taprooms. Proceeds from the conduct of a sports lottery would be divided equally between the sports lottery agent and the State. The bill also recognizes the substantial economic contributions to the State by video lottery agents with respect to entertainment, gaming, and horse racing facilities, as well as with respect to job creation, and will expand the contribution of video lottery operations to the State by authorizing up to three additional video lottery agents. The bill also increases the share of video lottery proceeds received by the State to make that share comparable to the amounts received by surrounding states. The bill would create the Video and Sports Lottery Licensing Commission, which would be responsible for granting licenses to sports lottery agents and video lottery agents. The Commission would be composed of appointees of the President Pro Tempore of the State Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the State Senate, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office, the Secretary of Finance and an appointee of the Governor.
Takes effect upon being signed into law