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75-5172. Same; purpose. (a) The legislature hereby declares that charitable gaming conducted by charitable organizations is an important method of raising funds for legitimate charitable purposes and is in the public interest. The purpose of this act is to establish an effective and efficient mechanism for regulating charitable gaming which includes:

(1) Defining the scope of charitable gaming activities;

(2) setting standards for the conduct of charitable gaming which insure honesty and integrity;

(3) providing for means of accounting for all moneys generated through the conduct of charitable gaming; and

(4) providing suitable penalties for violations of applicable laws and administrative rules and regulations.

(b) The intent of this act is to:

(1) Prevent the commercialization of charitable gaming;

(2) prevent participation in charitable gaming by criminal and other undesirable elements; and

(3) prevent the diversion of funds from legitimate charitable purposes.

(c) In order to carry out the purpose and intent, the provisions of this act and any administrative rules and regulations promulgated in accordance with this act shall be construed in the public interest and strictly enforced.

History: L. 2015, ch. 62, ยง 2; July 1.

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