Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–601.32. Aiding or abetting unauthorized bingo games, raffles, or Monte Carlo night parties; penalties.

No person shall aid or abet in the conduct of any bingo game, raffle, or Monte Carlo night party, except in accordance with a license duly issued and unsuspended or revoked by the Office. Any person convicted of violating this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 6 months, or both. Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this section, or any rules or regulations issued under the authority of this section, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction of this section shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-42, § 406(a), 32 DCR 4450; Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(b)(5), 34 DCR 900; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(gg), 63 DCR 10775; May 3, 2019, D.C. Law 22-312, § 2(b), 66 DCR 1402.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 3-1332

1981 Ed., § 2-2532.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-312, see § 7177 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-312, see § 7177 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).