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Small Games of Chance Reporting Requirement Pushed Back, Boback Says
1/2/2014
HARRISBURG – According to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming), the Small Games of Chance reporting requirement, associated with Acts 90 and 92 of 2013, has been delayed until 2015.

Under the old Small Games of Chance law, eligible organizations and clubs had to file a report by Feb. 1, 2014. With the changes in the law, that reporting deadline has been eliminated. The new reporting deadline for clubs with proceeds of $20,000 or more will now be February 2015.

“These changes to the law are great news for our local fire companies, veterans groups and other organizations,” Boback said. “This will allow those groups to keep raising money for the good causes in their communities.”

Act 90 was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett in November. The law allows restaurants and taverns to apply for a license to operate pull-tab games, daily drawings or raffles, and allows 50/50 drawings at minor league sporting events. It requires 60 percent of proceeds from the tavern games to be distributed to the state’s General Fund

Act 92 makes many clarifications to the existing Small Games of Chance Act, including the term “public interest charities,” drawings and prize limits, special raffle permits, record keeping, licenses and fees, location of games and enforcement responsibilities. It acknowledges that several games have been played across Pennsylvania for years and it adds them to the allowable list. Those games include Race Night, pools as games of chance and Chinese auctions. Boback requested the incorporation of race night games due to concerns voiced by groups in her district.

In addition to the changes in reporting requirements, the changes are effective Jan. 27. For more information, visit http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/small_games_of_chance/14500.

Representative Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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