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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 409

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 AND TITLE 28 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO GAMBLING DEVICES; AND PERMITTING THE POSSESSION OF ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1405, Subchapter VII, Chapter 5, Title 11 of the

Delaware Code by re-designating the first paragraph of said section as new subsection (a); by re-designating the second paragraph of said section as new subsection (b); and by adding a new subsection, which shall read as follows:

"(c) A person is not guilty of a violation of this section if the devices or machines are antique slot machines, and such machines are not used for gambling purposes. For purposes of this section, a slot machine is an antique slot machine if such machine is at least twenty-five years old."

Section 2. Amend §1406, Subchapter VII, Chapter 5, Title 11 of the

Delaware Code by re-designating the first paragraph of said section as subsection (a); by re-designating the second paragraph of said section as new subsection (b); and by adding a new subsection, which shall read as follows:

"(c) An antique slot machine, as defined in §1405 of this Title, is not a gambling device for purposes of this section."

Section 3. Amend Chapter 9, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding

thereto a new section, designated as §904, which new section shall read as follows:

"904. Antique Slot Machines

No person shall offer or make available any slot machine as a form of public amusement or entertainment. An individual may, however, possess and privately use antique slot machines if such machines are not used for gambling purposes. For purposes of this section, a slot machine is an antique slot machine if such machine is at least twenty-five years old."

Approved May 20, 1992.