- The Board may authorize the operation of Monte Carlo night parties in the District of Columbia.
- A Monte Carlo night party means an event for raising funds for charitable purposes at which wagers are made, through the use of imitation money presented to a participant in exchange for a donation to the event, in games of chance customarily associated with a gambling casino and at which a participant may use any accumulated imitation money to purchase prizes at the end of the event. The term "Las Vegas night party" may also be used to describe this type of event.
- The Board shall issue proposed rules, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, to implement the provisions of this section. In developing the proposed rules, the Board shall not permit any person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation to sponsor, conduct, or hold more than 2 Monte Carlo night parties in a calendar year, shall place a maximum monetary value amount on the prizes that may be offered, and shall mandate that there be no direct correlation between the amount of imitation money presented to a participant and the participant's donation to the event. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council of the District of Columbia ("Council") for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed effective.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 2-2522.1.
Legislative History of Laws
Law 6-220, the "Monte Carlo Night Party Licensure Amendment Act of 1986," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-527, which was referred to the Committee on Libraries, Recreation, and Charitable Games. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 18, 1986, and December 16, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 8, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 6-276 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.
Law 10-255, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-673, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 21, 1994, and July 5, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 25, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-302 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-255 became effective on May 16, 1995.
Resolution 16-578, the "Monte Carlo Night Party Licensure Amendment Rulemaking Emergency Approval Resolution of 2006", was approved effective March 7, 2006.
DC CODE § 3-1322.01
Current through December 11, 2012
(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, as added Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6- 220, § 2(b)(3), 34 DCR 900; May 16, 1995, D.C. Law 10-255, § 7, 41 DCR 5193.)