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Title 31 : Recreation and Sports

Chapter 023 : GAMES OF CHANCE

(Cite as: 31 V.S.A. § 1201)
  • § 1201. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Break-open ticket" means a lottery utilizing a card or ticket of the so-called pickle card, jar ticket, or break-open variety commonly bearing the name "Lucky 7," "Nevada Club," "Victory Bar," "Texas Poker," "Triple Bingo," or any other name.

    (2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Liquor and Lottery.

    (3)(A) "Distributor" means a person that purchases break-open tickets from a manufacturer and sells or distributes break-open tickets at wholesale in Vermont. "Distributor" shall include any officer, employee, or agent of a corporation or dissolved corporation that has a duty to act for the corporation in complying with the requirements of this chapter.

    (B) "Distributor" shall not include a person who distributes only jar tickets that are used only for merchandise prizes.

    (4) "Manufacturer" means a person that designs, assembles, fabricates, produces, constructs, or otherwise prepares a break-open ticket for sale to a distributor.

    (5) "Nonprofit organization" means a nonprofit corporation that is qualified for tax exempt status under I.R.C. § 501(c), as amended, and that has engaged, in good faith, in charitable, religious, educational, or civic activities in Vermont on a regular basis during the preceding year. "Nonprofit organization" also includes churches, schools, fire departments, municipalities, fraternal organizations, and organizations that operate agricultural fairs or field days, and that have engaged, in good faith, in charitable, religious, educational, or civic activities in Vermont on a regular basis during the preceding year. An organization shall be considered a nonprofit organization under this subdivision only if it certifies annually, on a form with whatever information is required by the Commissioner, how it meets the definition under this subdivision. (Added 2017, No. 73, § 13, eff. Sept. 1, 2017; amended 2019, No. 73, § 37.)