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Enrolled SB 157: Defining arcade-style amusement devices.

00 Enrolled SB 157                                                                                                         
01 Defining arcade-style amusement devices.                                                                                
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03    * Section 1. AS 11.66.280(2) is amended to read:                                                                   
04                 (2)  "gambling" means that a person stakes or risks something of value                                  
05       upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under the                                
06       person's control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that that person or                             
07       someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome;                                   
08       "gambling" does not include                                                                                       
09                      (A)  bona fide business transactions valid under the law of                                        
10            contracts for the purchase or sale at a future date of securities or commodities                             
11            and agreements to compensate for loss caused by the happening of chance,                                     
12            including contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life, health, or accident                                   
13            insurance;                                                                                                   
14                      (B)  playing an amusement device that                                                              
15                           (i)  confers only an immediate right of replay not                                            
01                 exchangeable for something of value other than the privilege of                                         
02                 immediate replay [;] and [(ii)] does not contain a method or device by                                  
03                 which the privilege of immediate replay may be cancelled or revoked;                                    
04                           (ii)  confers only tickets, credits, allowances, tokens,                                  
05                 or anything of value that can be redeemed for toys, candy, or                                       
06                 electronic novelties offered at the same facility where the                                         
07                 amusement device is located; or                                                                     
08                           (iii)  allows a player to manipulate a claw machine or                                    
09                 similar device within an enclosure and enables a person to receive                                  
10                 merchandise directly from the machine; or                                                         
11                      (C)  an activity authorized by the Department of Revenue under                                     
12            AS 05.15;                                                                                                    
13    * Sec. 2. AS 11.66.280(3) is amended to read:                                                                      
14                 (3)  "gambling device" means any device, machine, paraphernalia, or                                     
15       equipment that is used or usable in the playing phases of unlawful gambling, whether                              
16       it consists of gambling between persons or gambling by a person involving the playing                             
17       of a machine; "gambling device" does not include                                                                  
18                      (A)  lottery tickets, policy slips, or other items used in the                                     
19            playing phases of lottery or policy schemes; or                                                              
20                      (B)  an amusement device [AS DESCRIBED IN (2)(B) OF                                                
21            THIS SECTION];                                                                                               
22    * Sec. 3. AS 11.66.280 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                               
23                 (12)  "amusement device" includes arcade-style games, pinball                                           
24       machines, countertop machines, novelty arcade games, sports-themed games,                                         
25       shuffleboard tables, claw machines, pool tables, shooting galleries, bowling, and a                               
26       similar machine, device, or apparatus that provides amusement, diversion, or                                      
27       entertainment; "amusement device" does not include casino-style games, draw games,                                
28       slot machines, roulette wheels, craps, video poker, or any other game that is a contest                           
29       of chance.