25 CFR 502.3 - Class II gaming.

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§ 502.3 Class II gaming.

Class II gaming means:

(a) Bingo or lotto (whether or not electronic, computer, or other technologic aids are used) when players:

(1) Play for prizes with cards bearing numbers or other designations;

(2) Cover numbers or designations when object, similarly numbered or designated, are drawn or electronically determined; and

(3) Win the game by being the first person to cover a designated pattern on such cards;

(b) If played in the same location as bingo or lotto, pull-tabs, punch boards, tip jars, instant bingo, and other games similar to bingo;

(c) Nonbanking card games that:

(1) State law explicitly authorizes, or does not explicitly prohibit, and are played legally anywhere in the state; and

(2) Players play in conformity with state laws and regulations concerning hours, periods of operation, and limitations on wagers and pot sizes;

(d) Card games played in the states of Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Washington if:

(1) An Indian tribe actually operates the same card games as played on or before May 1, 1988, as determined by the Chairman; and

(2) The pot and wager limits remain the same as on or before May 1, 1988, as determined by the Chariman;

(e) Individually owned class II gaming operations -

(1) That were operating on September 1, 1986;

(2) That meet the requirements of 25 U.S.C. 2710(b)(4)(B);

(3) Where the nature and scope of the game remains as it was on October 17, 1988; and

(4) Where the ownership interest or interests are the same as on October 17, 1988.

Title 25 published on 2015-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 25 CFR Part 502 after this date.

  • 2015-06-05; vol. 80 # 108 - Friday, June 5, 2015
    1. 80 FR 31991 - Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, National Indian Gaming Commission
      Correcting amendments.
      Effective June 22, 2015.
      25 CFR Parts 502, 513, 514, 516, 522, 531, 533, 535, 556, 559, 571, 573, 575, and 580
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