Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–601.34. Gambling by minor prohibited.

No person shall knowingly permit any person under the age of 18 to participate in a game of bingo or to wager in any gambling activity authorized under this chapter. No person shall knowingly permit a person under the age of 18 years, unless accompanied by an adult, to be present in any room, office, building, or establishment where bingo, raffles, or Monte Carlo night parties is being played. Any person convicted of violating this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $300 or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days or both.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(b)(6), 34 DCR 900; May 3, 2019, D.C. Law 22-312, § 2(b), 66 DCR 1402.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 3-1334

1981 Ed., § 2-2534.

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).