Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 13. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.


§ 3–1301. Creation; established as an office within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer; transfer of powers; definitions.

(a) There is hereby created by the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.

(b) Effective with the appointment of the first Chief Financial Officer under § 1-204.24b and pursuant to § 1-204.24a(c), the Board is established as the Office of Lottery and Charitable Games, a subordinate office within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. All of the powers, duties, functions, and personnel of the Board are transferred to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

(c) For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Board" means the District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board established by this section.

(2) "Office" means the Office of Lottery and Charitable Games established by this section.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(a), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2501.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-523.01.

Cross References

Nomination and approval of agency heads, see § 1-523.01.


§ 3–1302. Oath requirement.

Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of office, the Executive Director and the Deputy Director shall take an oath that he or she will faithfully execute the duties of office according to the laws of the District of Columbia. In addition, each employee of the Office shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation that he or she is not pecuniarily interested, voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, in any firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation engaged in any activity related to legalized or illegal gambling. If required by the Chief Financial Officer, an employee shall file a financial disclosure statement according to the laws of the District of Columbia.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(b), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2502.


§ 3–1303. Executive Director and Deputy Director.

(a)(1) Pursuant to § 1-204.24a(c), after consultation with the Mayor and the Council, the Chief Financial Officer shall appoint an Executive Director and a Deputy Director of the Office, each of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief Financial Officer.

(2) The Chief Financial Officer shall determine the compensation for the Executive Director and the Deputy Director.

(3) Before performing the duties of their respective offices, the Executive Director and the Deputy Director shall take the oath of office as required by § 3-1302.

(b)(1) Subject to the direction and supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Director shall:

(A) Serve as the chief executive officer of the Office;

(B) Manage, administer, and coordinate the operation of public gambling and charitable games activities; and

(C) Employ other assistants and employees who shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief Financial Officer.

(2)(A) The Chief Financial Officer may delegate any of his or her functions to the Executive Director or to any other officer or employee of the Office, and may delegate to the Executive Director or other employee such other duties the Chief Financial Officer considers necessary for the proper and efficient operation of public gambling and charitable activities.

(B) The Executive Director may, with the approval of the Chief Financial Officer, make a further delegation of all or a part of the functions to subordinates under his or her jurisdiction.

(C) The Chief Financial Officer may revoke any delegation at any time.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Feb. 28, 1987, D.C. Law 6-205, § 3, 34 DCR 670; Feb. 6, 2008, D.C. Law 17-108, § 206, 54 DCR 10993; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 223(d), 56 DCR 1117; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(c), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2503.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-108, in subsec. (a), inserted “The Executive Director shall be a resident of the District and shall remain a District resident for the duration of his or her employment by the Board. Failure to maintain District residency shall result in a forfeiture of the position.”; in subsec. (d), deleted “; and” from the end of par. (3), substituted “; and” for a period at the end of par. (4), and added par. (5).

D.C. Law 17-353, in subsec. (d), inserted “and” at the end of par. (3), substituted a period for “; and” at the end of par. (4); redesignated par. (5) of subsec. (d) as subsec. (d-1); and, in subsec. (d-1), substituted “Board” for “Authority”.

References in Text

The “District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978,” referred to in subsection (d)(3), is D.C. Law 2-139.


§ 3–1304. Bonding and fingerprinting.

The Chief Financial Officer may require an Office employee to give a bond in an amount determined by the Chief Financial Officer. Every such bond shall be filed with the District of Columbia Treasurer. The cost of a bond given pursuant to this section shall be part of the necessary expenses of the Office. Further, Office employees shall be fingerprinted before, and as a condition of, employment. The Chief Financial Officer may require the fingerprinting of the Office's contractors.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(d), 63 DCR 10775; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 7102, 65 DCR 9388.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2504.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7102 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7102 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).


§ 3–1305. Conflict of interest.

Neither the Executive Director nor any employee of the Office during their tenure of appointment or employment shall: Hold any other elected or appointed position; or have, directly or indirectly, individually or as a member of a partnership, or as an officer, director, or shareholder of a corporation, any interest whatsoever in any lottery or daily numbers game, bingo, raffles enterprise, or Monte Carlo night party or in the ownership or leasing of any equipment, property, or premises used by or for any lottery or daily numbers game, bingo, raffles enterprise, or Monte Carlo night party.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(b)(1), 34 DCR 900; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(e), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2505.


§ 3–1306. Enforcement; rules and regulations.

(a) The Chief Financial Officer shall have the power to enforce provisions of this chapter and shall make all necessary rules and regulations for this purpose and for carrying out, enforcing, and preventing any violation of any provision of this chapter; for investigation of potential and existing licensees of the Office; for inspecting licensed premises or enterprises; for insuring proper, safe, and orderly conduct of licensed premises or enterprises; and for protecting the public against fraud, deceit, deception, or overcharge. The Chief Financial Officer shall have power generally to do whatever is reasonably necessary for the carrying out of the intent of this chapter and subchapter II of Chapter 17 of Title 22 and is empowered to call upon other administrative departments and agencies of the City government, as well as the Police Department and the Office of the Attorney General, for such information and assistance as it deems necessary to the performance of its duties.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall, each year on or before December 31st, publish in convenient pamphlet form all rules and regulations then in effect and shall furnish copies of such pamphlets to every establishment and enterprise engaged in activities authorized pursuant to this chapter and subchapter II of Chapter 17 of Title 22. Amendments, changes, modifications, deletions, or additions to the rules and regulations shall be published and distributed at more frequent intervals as the Chief Financial Officer deems necessary.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(f), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2506.


§ 3–1307. Reports.

The Chief Financial Officer shall make an annual report in writing to the Mayor no later than December 31st of each year for the preceding fiscal year. This annual report shall include a statement of the receipts and disbursements of the Office, a summary of its activities, and any additional information and recommendations that the Chief Financial Officer may consider of value to the Mayor or which the Mayor may request. The Chief Financial Officer shall also make such additional reports as the Mayor may reasonably request.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(g), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2507.


§ 3–1308. Power to administer oaths and take testimony; subpoena power.

(a)(1) The Chief Financial Officer, the designee of the Chief Financial Officer, or other agent authorized by law ("empowered authority") shall have the power to administer oaths and take testimony under oath relative to a matter of inquiry or investigation undertaken pursuant to this chapter.

(2) At a hearing ordered by the Chief Financial Officer or designee, the empowered authority may subpoena witnesses and require production of records, papers, and documents relevant to the inquiry or investigation.

(b) The refusal or failure to provide relevant testimony or produce relevant records, papers, or documents pursuant to a properly issued subpoena of the Chief Financial Officer or designee by any applicant before the empowered authority, or by any officer, director, or employee of the applicant, licensee, or agent, may subject the applicant to summary denial of its application and summary termination of its license or authorization of the licensee or agent.

(c) If a person disobeys the process authorized pursuant to this section or having appeared in obedience to a lawful request to appear refuses to answer any relevant or pertinent question propounded by the empowered authority, the Chief Financial Officer, or designee, may apply to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia ("Court"), or to any judge of the Court if the Court is not in session, setting forth the facts relating to the disobedience to the process or refusal to answer questions, and the Court shall order the person to appear before the Court to answer the questions the person had been asked or to produce the records, papers, or documents sought at the inquiry or investigation.

(d) Upon the person's continued refusal, the Court, in accordance with the appropriate provisions of District law, shall take such punitive action as the Court considers necessary and appropriate.

(e) Notwithstanding the imposition of any punitive action imposed on the person by the Court, the Chief Financial Officer, or designee, may proceed with the inquiry or investigation as if the person had not previously been called to testify.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(h), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2508.


§ 3–1309. Recordkeeping.

The Chief Financial Officer shall maintain full and complete records of the conduct and operation of daily numbers games and lotteries and of the regulation of bingo, raffles, and Monte Carlo Night parties, which records shall include a statement of revenues and license fees, prize disbursements, and administrative expenses. The records shall be open and available to the public.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(i), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2509.


§ 3–1310. Authority to establish divisions.

The Chief Financial Officer shall have the authority to establish divisions within the Office.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(b)(2), 34 DCR 900; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(j), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2510.


§ 3–1311. Budget.

(a)(1) The Chief Financial Officer shall submit to the Mayor a consolidated budget covering all anticipated income, expenses (including all start-up costs), and capital outlays of the Office, which budget shall show the net amount for which it requests an appropriation.

(2) The net amount for which the Chief Financial Officer requests an appropriation shall be the difference between the anticipated expenses for the coming fiscal year, including debt service for capital expenses and a reserve for bad debts, as shown in the consolidated budget, and the anticipated income shown in that budget.

(b)(1) The budget shall be submitted on the date that all District government agencies are required to submit their budgets to the Mayor.

(2) The Mayor shall transmit to the Council the budget as requested by the Chief Financial Officer. The Mayor may also submit a modified budget, as the Mayor considers appropriate.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(k), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2511.


§ 3–1312. Lottery and Charitable Games Fund.

(a) A District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Fund (hereinafter referred to as the “Fund” ) shall be established and controlled by the Chief Financial Officer to receive all funds and fees generated by the specific forms of gambling operated or licensed by the Chief Financial Officer. All funds generated by gambling activities operated or licensed by the Chief Financial Officer shall be deposited in the Fund or a division thereof as created by the Chief Financial Officer.

(b) Any monies of the Office, from whatever source derived (including gifts to the Office), shall be for the sole use of the Fund and shall be deposited as soon as practicable in the Fund and shall be disbursed from the Fund according to the terms of this chapter. Disbursements of up to $500 from the Fund shall be paid out in checks signed by the Executive Director or designee. Disbursements in excess of $500 shall be paid out in checks signed by the Executive Director and the Treasurer of the District of Columbia.

(c) From the Fund, the Chief Financial Officer shall first pay for the operation, administration, and capital expenses of the specific forms of gambling operated and licensed by the Chief Financial Officer as authorized by this chapter, including the payment of prizes to winners of the games, as specified in this chapter pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Chief Financial Officer. The remainder shall be paid over by the Chief Financial Officer, on a monthly basis promptly after the 1st of the month for the preceding month, into the General Fund of the District of Columbia as general purpose revenue funds of the District of Columbia.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(l), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2512.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 3-1313 and § 3-1314.


§ 3–1313. Operation of lottery.

The Chief Financial Officer shall operate and conduct a lottery and shall determine the number of times a lottery shall be held each year, the form and price of tickets, and the number and value of prizes to winning participants, determined in a manner and on a basis designated by the Chief Financial Officer. The proceeds of the sale of tickets shall be deposited in the Fund from which prizes shall be paid according to regulations established by the Chief Financial Officer under § 3-1312. The Chief Financial Officer may provide by regulation for the payment of prizes to winners directly by licensed agents.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-370, § 762, 58 DCR 1008; May 31, 2012, D.C. Law 19-128, § 2, 59 DCR 2254; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(m), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2513.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-370 designated the existing text as subsec. (b); and added subsecs. (a) and (c).

D.C. Law 19-128 rewrote the section, which formerly read:

“(a) A lottery or lottery game means both games of skill and games of chance that are operated by and for the benefit of the District of Columbia by the Board; provided, that:

“(1) If the games of skill and games of chance are offered via the Internet, any technology employed for the play shall confirm the play to be at all times within the District; provided further, that the restriction shall not apply to the conduct of fantasy sports and sweepstakes-style games if such games are lawful; and

“(2) No method, media, or device for play of the games of skill and games of chance shall violate An Act To prohibit transportation of gambling devices in interstate and foreign commerce, approved January 2, 1951 ( 15 U.S. C. § 1171 et seq.), or any other federal law.

“(b) The Board shall operate and conduct a lottery and shall determine the number of times a lottery shall be held each year, the form and price of tickets therefor, the number and value of prizes to winning participants, determined in a manner and on a basis designated by the Board. The proceeds of the sale of tickets shall be deposited in the Fund from which prizes shall be paid according to regulations established by the Board under § 3-1312. The Board may provide by regulation for the payment of prizes to winners directly by licensed agents.

“(c) The Board, through the Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, may issue rules to implement the provisions of this section, and may establish which games may be offered and additional terms and conditions for the conduct of the games not inconsistent with subsection (a) of this section, including the percentage of wagered amounts to be retained by the Board, minimum and maximum wagers, and time limitations for the games.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 762 of Fiscal Year 2011 Supplemental Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-694, January 19, 2011, 58 DCR 662).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Lottery Amendment Repeal Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-312, February 22, 2012, 59 DCR 1701).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section 3 of D.C. Law 19-332, see § 7007 of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section 3 of D.C. Law 19-128, see § 7007 of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).

Short Title

Short title: Section 761 of D.C. Law 18-370 provided that subtitle G of title VII of the act may be cited as “Lottery Modernization Amendment Act of 2010”.

Editor's Notes

Section 3 of D.C. Law 19-128 provided: “Sec. 3. Applicability. This act shall apply upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.”

Section 3 of D.C. Law 19-128 provided that the act shall apply upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. D.C. Law 19-128, § 3, was repealed by D.C. Law 19-168, § 7007.

Section 7016 of D.C. Law 19-168 provided that Sections 7001, 7004, 7007, 7009, 7011, and 7015 of the act shall apply as of June 19, 2012.


§ 3–1314. Operation of daily numbers games.

The Office shall operate and conduct a daily numbers game. The proceeds of the sale of tickets shall be deposited in the Fund from which prizes shall be paid in the manner specified in § 3-1312. The Chief Financial Officer shall authorize daily numbers games sales agents to distribute monies from the Fund to holders of winning tickets pursuant to regulations established by the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer may provide by regulation for the payment of prizes to winners directly by licensed agents.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(n), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2514.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 3-1316.


§ 3–1315. Sale of lottery and daily numbers games tickets by licensed agents; unauthorized sale.

The Chief Financial Officer may license, as agents to sell lottery and daily numbers games tickets, such persons and establishments as, in its judgment, possess the requisite qualifications, including, but not limited to: The financial responsibility of the person and his business or activity; the accessibility of the place of business or activity to the public; the sufficiency of existing licenses to serve the public convenience; and the volume of expected sales. No license as an agent shall be issued to any person to engage in business primarily as a lottery agent. The Chief Financial Officer may authorize compensation to such agents in such manner and amounts and subject to such limitations as it may determine are necessary to assure adequate availability of lottery and daily numbers games tickets. The Chief Financial Officer shall also require that an agent be bonded in such amounts and in such manner as determined by the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer shall condition the issuance of a license upon the written agreement of the licensee to indemnify and to save harmless the District of Columbia against any and all actions, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature which the District of Columbia may incur by reason of or in consequence of issuing such license. No lottery or daily numbers games tickets shall be sold at other than the price fixed by the Chief Financial Officer, and no sale shall be made by other than a licensee or his employee. 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.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(o), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2515.


§ 3–1316. Sales agents’ special accounts; reports of receipts and transactions.

(a) The Chief Financial Officer, in the Chief Financial Officer's discretion, may require lottery and daily numbers games sales agents to deposit in the Fund or a special escrow account, in the name of the Office, to the credit of the Office, which the Chief Financial Officer is authorized to establish, in institutions designated by the Chief Financial Officer that are legal for the deposit of municipal funds, all monies received by such agents from the sale of lottery and daily numbers games tickets less the amount of authorized compensation to licensed agents and prizes, if any, authorized under § 3-1314, and to file with the Board reports of their receipts and transactions in the sale of lottery and daily numbers games tickets in such form and containing such information as the Board may require.

(b) Lottery and daily numbers games sales agents shall hold in trust, for the benefit of the Office, all monies received by the agent from the sale of lottery and daily numbers games tickets until such monies are transferred to the Office. The Chief Financial Officer shall determine the amount of compensation to be paid to the sales agents and the amount of prizes to be paid by sales agents. The Chief Financial Officer shall have authority to adopt regulations to implement this section.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-272, § 2(b), 43 DCR 4672; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(p), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2516.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 3-1317.


§ 3–1317. Depositories.

The Chief Financial Officer may authorize compensation to such depositories in such manner and amounts and subject to such limitations as the Chief Financial Officer may determine. The depositories referred to in § 3-1316 shall transfer the deposits made pursuant to § 3-1316 to the designated accounts of the Office, less any compensation for services rendered by the depositories to the Fund, and less any amounts due the agents or depositories by adjustments authorized by the Chief Financial Officer because of depository or agent errors. The depositories shall file reports of their receipts and transactions in such form and containing such information as the Chief Financial Officer may require.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(q), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2517.


§ 3–1318. Unclaimed prizes.

(a) An unclaimed prize for a winning ticket or share shall be retained by the Office for the person entitled to the prize for 180 days after the drawing in which the prize was won. If no claim is made for the prize within the 180-day period, the unclaimed prize funds shall be used as follows:

(1) The first $150,000 in fiscal year 2012 shall be used by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“Deputy Mayor”) to fund Earned Income Tax Credit outreach and marketing efforts for District residents. The Deputy Mayor is authorized to make direct grants to qualified community partners to effectuate the purpose of this paragraph, subject to terms and conditions approved by the Deputy Mayor.

(2) The next $350,000 in fiscal year 2012 shall be deposited in the unrestricted balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia and recognized as fiscal year 2012 revenues.

(3) The next $250,000 in fiscal year 2012 shall be used by the Deputy Mayor to fund cultural activities in the Chinatown community. The Deputy Mayor is authorized to make direct grants to qualified community partners to effectuate the purpose of this paragraph, subject to terms and conditions approved by the Deputy Mayor.

(4) The next $15,000 in fiscal year 2012 shall be used to fund the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Nutrition.

(5) Any subsequent unclaimed prize funds shall be used by the Chief Financial Officer as additional prizes in lottery games or promotions.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the holding of bonus games or drawings with a preannounced period for claiming prizes of other than 180 days. The Chief Financial Officer shall have the authority to establish by rule or regulation the claim periods for tickets issued by electronic instant-ticket-vending machines, games offered via the internet, and promotional games.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 7032, 58 DCR 6226; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(r), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2518.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-21 rewrote the section, which formerly read:

“Unclaimed prizes for a winning ticket or share shall be retained by the Board for the person entitled thereto for 1 year after the drawing in which the prize was won. If no claim is made for the prize within the 1-year period, the prize shall be paid over to the General Fund of the District of Columbia. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the holding of bonus games or drawings with a preannounced period for claiming of prizes of other than 1 year.”

Short Title

Short title: Section 7031 of D.C. Law 19-21 provided that subtitle D of title VII of the act may be cited as “Lottery Winnings Redemption Amendment Act of 2011”.


§ 3–1319. Audit.

The Auditor of the District of Columbia shall cause to be conducted a regular post audit of all accounts and transactions of the Chief Financial Officer with respect to the operation of lottery and daily numbers games.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(s), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2519.


§ 3–1320. Persons ineligible to purchase tickets or shares or receive prizes.

(a) No ticket or share shall be purchased by, and no prize shall be paid to, any of the following persons: The Chief Financial Officer, any employee of the Office, or any spouse, domestic partner, child, brother, sister, or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of the Chief Financial Officer or any employee of the Office.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “domestic partner” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-701(3).


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Sept. 12, 2008, D.C. Law 17-231, § 11(a), 55 DCR 6758; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(t), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2520.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-231, designated subsec. (a); in subsec. (a), substituted “spouse or domestic partner” for “spouse”; and added subsec. (b).


§ 3–1321. 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.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2521.


§ 3–1322. Operation of bingo and raffles.

The Chief Financial Officer may authorize the operation of bingo and raffles in the District of Columbia. Bingo means that form of gambling in which the winning chances are determined by a random drawing of a subset of numbered objects among a total set of 75 objects, consecutively numbered from 1 to 75; and the card, or cards, held by the player, which card or cards is or are sold, rented, or used only at the time of the gambling activity, and contains 5 rows of 5 spaces each, each space imprinted with a number between 1 and 75 inclusive, except the central space which is marked “FREE.” For the purpose of this section, raffle is a lottery, other than that operated by the District of Columbia pursuant to this chapter, in which a prize is won by at least 1 of numerous persons buying chances.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(v), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2522.


§ 3–1322.01. Monte Carlo night party.

(a) The Chief Financial Officer may authorize the operation of Monte Carlo night parties in the District of Columbia.

(b) A Monte Carlo night party means an event for raising funds for charitable purposes at which wagers are made, through the use of imitation money presented to a participant in exchange for a donation to the event, in games of chance customarily associated with a gambling casino and at which a participant may use any accumulated imitation money to purchase prizes at the end of the event. The term “Las Vegas night party” may also be used to describe this type of event.

(c) The Chief Financial Officer shall issue proposed rules, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, to implement the provisions of this section. In developing the proposed rules, the Chief Financial Officer shall not permit any person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation to sponsor, conduct, or hold more than 2 Monte Carlo night parties in a calendar year, shall place a maximum monetary value amount on the prizes that may be offered, and shall mandate that there be no direct correlation between the amount of imitation money presented to a participant and the participant’s donation to the event. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council of the District of Columbia (“Council”) for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed effective.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4; as added Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(b)(3), 34 DCR 900; May 16, 1995, D.C. Law 10-255, § 7, 41 DCR 5193; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(w), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2522.1.

Resolutions

Resolution 16-578, the “Monte Carlo Night Party Licensure Amendment Rulemaking Emergency Approval Resolution of 2006”, was approved effective March 7, 2006.


§ 3–1323. Licenses to conduct bingo games, raffles, and Monte Carlo night parties.

(a) No person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation shall sponsor, conduct, or hold a bingo game, raffle, or Monte Carlo night party in the District of Columbia without a license issued by the Office.

(b) The Office may issue a license under this section to a person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation engaged in or existing for charitable, benevolent, eleemosynary, humane, religious, philanthropic, recreational, social, educational, civic, fraternal, or other nonprofit purposes that conducts an activity to which contributions are deductible for federal or municipal income tax purposes if the applicant:

(1) Is incorporated in the District of Columbia as a not-for-profit corporation as defined by Chapter 4 of Title 29;

(2) Has at least 20 members in good standing, if an association or organization;

(3) Is authorized by its constitution, articles, charter, or bylaws to further a lawful purpose in the District of Columbia;

(4) Operates without profit to its partners or members;

(5) Permits no part of its net earnings to inure to the benefit of a private shareholder, partner, employee, or individual; and

(6) Has been in existence for not less than 1 year immediately preceding application for a license, during which time the applicant’s membership actively engaged in furthering the lawful purpose authorized by its constitution, articles, charter, or bylaws.

(b-1)(1) The Office may issue a license to sell raffle tickets in the District of Columbia to any person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation that is incorporated in Maryland or in Virginia as a not-for-profit corporation or is organized in Maryland or Virginia as a religious or not-for-profit organization if the applicant:

(A) Is engaged in or exists for charitable, benevolent, eleemosynary, humane, religious, philanthropic, recreational, social, educational, civic, fraternal, or other nonprofit purposes, for which contributions are deductible for federal, state, or municipal income tax purposes;

(B) Operates without profit to its members;

(C) Permits no part of any net earnings to inure to the benefit of any private shareholder, partner, employee, or individual;

(D) Is authorized by its constitution, articles of incorporation, charter, or bylaws to further a lawful purpose in its state of incorporation or organization that is also a lawful purpose in the District of Columbia;

(E) Has been in existence for not less than 1 year immediately preceding application for a license, during which 1-year period a bona fide membership actively engaged in furthering the lawful purpose authorized by its constitution, articles of incorporation, charter, or bylaws has existed;

(F) Has at least 20 members in good standing, all of whom are residents of the applicant’s state of incorporation or organization or the District of Columbia;

(G) Holds the raffle draw in the applicant’s state of incorporation or organization or in the District;

(H) Has obtained any license required outside the District of Columbia for the conduct of the raffle from the relevant licensing authority; and

(I) Guarantees that 30% or more of the net proceeds from the raffle shall be paid to persons, firms, partnerships, associations, organizations, or corporations that meet the licensing requirements of subsection (b) of this section or shall inure to the benefit of programs or activities of the applicant that are conducted in the District of Columbia.

(2) The Chief Financial Officer shall, within 60 days of May 21, 1988, issue rules to implement the provisions of this subsection. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed approved. Nothing in this section shall affect any requirement imposed upon the Chief Financial Officer by subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2.

(3) To the extent that existing rules issued by the Chief Financial Officer are not inconsistent with the provisions of this subsection, those rules shall continue to apply to the issuance of licenses under this section until the rules required by paragraph (2) of this subsection become effective.

(c) The Office may issue a license under this section to a senior citizen group in accordance with rules that may be adopted by the Office pursuant to this chapter.

(d) The Office may issue a license under this section, upon application, to a citizen-service program established pursuant to § 1-1163.38, in accordance with rules that may be adopted by the Office pursuant to this chapter.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(b)(4), 34 DCR 900; Mar. 9, 1988, D.C. Law 7-83, § 2, 34 DCR 8119; May 21, 1988, D.C. Law 7-119, § 2, 35 DCR 2690; July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 3(a), 58 DCR 1720; Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 501(l), 59 DCR 1862; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(x), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2523.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-378, in subsec. (b)(1), substituted “Chapter 4 of Title 29” for “Chapter 3 of Title 29 or organized in the District of Columbia as a religious or not-for-profit organization”.

D.C. Law 19-124, in subsec. (d), substituted “§ 1-1163.38” for “§ 1-1104.03”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 401(l) of Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-298, January 29, 2012, 59 DCR 683).


§ 3–1324. Rules and regulations governing conduct of bingo and raffles.

The Chief Financial Officer shall adopt rules and regulations governing the conduct of bingo and raffles to insure the integrity of the conduct of bingo and raffles, to protect the economic welfare and interests in fair and honest play of bingo and raffles 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 bingo and raffles; amount of or value of prizes; the premises to be utilized and the terms of such use; the occasions on and frequency with which bingo and raffles may be conducted; and the definition and use of gross receipts from the conduct of bingo and raffles. The Office shall have the authority to impose a fine of not more than $1,000 for any violation of such rules and regulations. The Office also shall have the authority to suspend the license 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 Office which shall place any 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 Chief Financial Officer, or designee, 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.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(y), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2524.


§ 3–1325. Designation of individual responsible for proper utilization of receipts; financial responsibility bond; license fees.

Each person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation conducting bingo and raffles shall designate an individual as responsible for the proper utilization of gross receipts in a manner not in violation of or contrary to the rules and regulations of the Chief Financial Officer and to insure that utilization of such gross receipts is in accordance with and sanctioned by such rules and regulations. A financial responsibility bond with sufficient sureties shall be given to the Office to insure the faithful discharge of the duties of the responsible member for the proper utilization of gross receipts and payment of all required fees and taxes. Said financial responsibility bond and said fees shall be determined by the Chief Financial Officer. Each person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation shall pay to the Office a license fee for each occasion proposed for the conduct of bingo and raffles; an annual license fee for each person designated to conduct bingo and raffles on each proposed occasion; and an annual license fee for each member responsible for the proper utilization of gross receipts.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(z), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2525.


§ 3–1326. License to supply bingo equipment and supplies.

(a) No person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation licensed by the Office to conduct bingo shall purchase or receive bingo equipment and supplies, as defined by the rules and regulations of the Chief Financial Officer, except from a person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation licensed by the Office to supply such equipment. Any person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation intending to sell, supply, or distribute bingo equipment and supplies shall apply for a suppliers license on an application form prescribed by the Office. Such application shall include, but not be limited to: The name and address of the applicant; a designation of the type of business organization of the applicant and the date and place of its original establishment; the name and address of each officer, director, shareholder, partner, or other person with an ownership interest in the applicant business; a statement showing the gross receipts realized in the preceding year on the sale or distribution of bingo supplies and equipment to licensed organizations; the name and address of any supplier of bingo supplies and equipment to the applicant; the number of years the applicant has been in the business of supplying bingo supplies and equipment; and, if the applicant business is organized outside of the District, the name and address of a resident agent who is authorized to be served legal documents and receive notices, orders, and directives of the Chief Financial Officer.

(b) Any license issued pursuant to this section shall be issued as a General Sales endorsement to a basic business license under the basic business license system as set forth in subchapter I-A of Chapter 28 of Title 47.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2003(e), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38, § 3(d), 50 DCR 6913; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(aa), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2526.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-38, in subsec. (b), substituted “General Sales endorsement to a basic business license under the basic” for “Class B General Sales endorsement to a master business license under the master”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(d) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896).


§ 3–1327. Suppliers’ price list; fees; financial responsibility bonds; maintenance of books and records.

Each application for a suppliers’ license, or renewal thereof, shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the price list of the applicant’s bingo supplies and equipment, a fee, and a financial responsibility bond. Said fees and financial responsibility bonds shall be set by the Chief Financial Officer. Each licensed supplier shall maintain books and records in such manner as to enable the Office to determine the gross sales of bingo supplies and equipment.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(bb), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2527.


§ 3–1328. Persons ineligible for suppliers’ license.

(a) The Chief Financial Officer, in the Chief Financial Officer's discretion, may determine the following persons not to be eligible to receive a suppliers’ license: A person convicted of a felony who either has not received a pardon or has not been released from parole or probation for at least 5 years; a person who is or has been a professional gambler or gambling promoter; a public officer or employee; or a business in which a person disqualified under provisions of this section is employed or active or in which a person is married to, in a domestic partnership with, or related in the 1st degree of kinship to, such person who has an interest of more than 10 percent in the business.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “domestic partnership” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-701(4).


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Sept. 12, 2008, D.C. Law 17-231, § 11(b), 55 DCR 6758; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 31, 59 DCR 6190; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(cc), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2528.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-231, designated subsec. (a); in subsec. (a), substituted “married to, in a domestic partnership with,” for “married”; and added subsec. (b).

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 added a comma following “kinship to” in (a).


§ 3–1329. Prohibited suppliers’ activities.

No person shall sell or distribute bingo samples or equipment to any licensed organization without first having obtained a suppliers’ license, but an organization which is or has been, during the preceding 12 months, licensed to conduct bingo in the District of Columbia may sell bingo supplies and equipment actually used by it in the conduct of bingo to another licensed organization. No licensed supplier shall sell bingo cards unless there is printed thereon the name, mark, or symbol of the printer or manufacturer which the supplier has registered with the Office. No person directly or indirectly connected with the manufacture, sale, or distribution of bingo supplies or equipment, and no agent, servant, or employee of such person, shall conduct, advise, or assist in the conduct of bingo; render any service to anyone conducting or assisting in the conduct of bingo; or prepare any form required of a licensed organization pertaining to bingo. No licensed supplier, or his agent, salesman, or representative, shall, during the term of the license, sell or distribute bingo supplies or equipment to any person or organization other than a licensed supplier or licensed organization. No licensed supplier, or his authorized agent, salesman, or representative, shall be present to transact business during the conduct of bingo.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(dd), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2529.


§ 3–1330. Standards for bingo cards.

A standard set of bingo cards shall consist of at least 3,000 cards numbered in sequence. Each card in a set differs from all others with respect to the distribution of playing numbers. Any number of cards may be supplied to a licensed organization and sold or rented to players at any bingo occasion, provided that all cards so supplied or sold or rented are drawn from a standard set of bingo cards. On a bingo card there shall be 25 playing spaces which shall be contained within an area not less than 4 square inches. Before any bingo card becomes the property of any person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation licensed to conduct bingo by the Office, there shall be imprinted or otherwise permanently marked on it a symbol assigned to the supplier by the Office and the name of the licensed person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation which owns such cards. Such symbol and name need not be marked more than once on such cards. The Office shall adopt such other definitions and standards for special bingo cards, groupings of cards, and methods of securing numbers as it deems necessary. No advertising matter shall be printed or otherwise marked on any bingo card or grouping of bingo cards, except the name, mark or symbol of its manufacturer or printer, the code symbol of its licensed supplier, and the name of the licensed organization which owns it.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(ee), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2530.


§ 3–1331. License suspension or revocation.

Any license granted under the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the regulations set forth by the Chief Financial Officer and shall be subject to suspension or revocation for good cause, after giving the licensee a reasonable opportunity for a hearing, at which the licensee shall have the right to be represented by counsel. If any license is suspended or revoked, the Chief Financial Officer shall state the reasons for such suspension or revocation and cause an entry of such reasons to be made on the record books of the Chief Financial Officer. Any licensee aggrieved by the action of the Chief Financial Officer may appeal therefrom to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia within 30 days of the final decision of the Chief Financial Officer.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(ff), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2531.


§ 3–1332. 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.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2532.


§ 3–1333. Forged, counterfeit or altered tickets.

No person shall: Forge or counterfeit any ticket made for the purposes of any lottery or daily numbers games; alter any number imprinted on such a ticket; offer for sale or sell any such forged, counterfeited, or altered ticket, knowing it to be such; or present any such forged, counterfeited, or altered ticket to any person engaged in carrying out this chapter; with the intent to defraud the District of Columbia or any person participating in any such lottery or daily numbers games. Any person convicted of violating this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $5,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 1 year 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(b), 32 DCR 4450.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2533.


§ 3–1334. 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.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2534.


§ 3–1335. Payment of prize by or on behalf of minor.

If a person entitled to a lottery prize is under 18 years of age and the prize is less than $5,000, the Chief Financial Officer may require that payment of the prize be directed to an adult member of the minor’s family or to a guardian of the minor in a check or draft payable to the order of the minor. If the person entitled to the prize is under 18 years of age and the prize is $5,000 or more, the Chief Financial Officer may direct payment to the minor by depositing the amount of the prize in any bank, to the credit of an adult member of the minor’s family or to a guardian of the minor, as custodian of the minor. The person so named as custodian shall have the same duties and powers as a custodian designated under Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, Chapter 3 of Title 21. The Chief Financial Officer is discharged of all further liability upon payment of the prize to a minor under this section.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Mar. 12, 1986, D.C. Law 6-87, § 3(a), 33 DCR 278; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(hh), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2535.


§ 3–1336. Competitive bid contracts.

(a) Neither the Chief Financial Officer nor any employee of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer or the Office designated to enter into contracts for the operation of any of the forms of gambling authorized by this chapter shall have any material interest, either directly or indirectly, in any contract with a vendor for the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment, machinery, work, or other items relating to or necessary for the operation of such gambling form.

(b) The Office of Contracts of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall procure supplies, materials, equipment, machinery, work, or other items relating to or necessary for the operation of any gambling form on behalf of the Office.

(c) Repealed.

(d) No contract awarded or entered into by the Office of the Chief Financial Officer may be assigned by the holder thereof except by specific approval of the Chief Financial Officer.

(e) Repealed.

(f) Repealed.

(g) Contracts awarded by the Chief Financial Officer for more than 1 year shall not be governed by the provisions of the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1342, and 1349 to 1351, and 1511 through 1519).


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 310, 44 DCR 1423; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(ii), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2536.

References in Text

The Antideficiency Act ( 31 U.S.C. § 1341, 1342, and 1349 to 1351, and 1511 through 1519, referred to in subsection (g) of this section, was originally codified as 31 U.S.C. § 665 and was recodified by the Act of September 13, 1982, Pub. L. 97-258.


§ 3–1337. Exemption from District income tax. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(July 25, 1989, D.C. Law 8-17, § 3, 36 DCR 4160.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2537.

Editor's Notes

Application of Law 8-17: Section 12 of D.C. Law 8-17 provided that § 2(a), (b) and (c) and 3 shall apply to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 1988. Section 2(d) and (e) shall apply to all taxable periods beginning after September 30, 1989. All other sections of the act shall apply as of July 1, 1989.