Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–601.21. Rules and regulations governing conduct of lottery and daily numbers games.

(a) The Chief Financial Officer shall adopt rules and regulations governing the conduct of lotteries and daily numbers games to insure the integrity of the conduct of lotteries and daily numbers games to protect the economic welfare and interests in fair and honest play of lotteries and daily numbers games participants. Such rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to: Specific application requirements and the form thereof; the terms, conditions, and rules for lotteries or daily numbers games; amount of or value of prizes; and the occasions on and frequency with which lotteries and daily numbers games may be conducted. The Chief Financial Officer shall have the authority to impose a fine of not more than $1,000 for any violation of such rules and regulations. The Chief Financial Officer also shall have the authority to suspend licenses of any person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation for a period not to exceed 60 days for violation of such rules and regulations. All fines imposed pursuant to this section shall be paid over to the District of Columbia Treasurer, who shall place such fines in the Fund. Any person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation fined or suspended pursuant to this section shall have a right to a hearing before the Board and, in the event of its affirmation of such fine or suspension, the right to appeal such fine or suspension to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

(b) Any rule or regulation promulgated by the Board before the transfer of its functions and personnel to the Chief Financial Officer by § 1-204.24a(c), shall continue in effect, except to the extent it is modified or superseded by the Chief Financial Officer, or designee, or made inapplicable by or under other law.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(u), 63 DCR 10775; May 3, 2019, D.C. Law 22-312, § 2(b), 66 DCR 1402.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 3-1321

1981 Ed., § 2-2521.