Alaska Statutes.
Title 5. Amusements and Sports
Chapter 15. Games of Chance and Contests of Skill
Section 180. Limitations On Authorized Activity.
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AS 05.15.180. Limitations On Authorized Activity.

(a) This chapter does not authorize the use of playing cards, dice, roulette wheels, coin-operated instruments or machines, or other objects or instruments used, designed, or intended primarily for gaming or gambling or any other method or implement not expressly authorized by the department.

(b) With the exception of raffles, lotteries, bingo games, pull-tab games, race classics, rain classics, goose classics, mercury classics, deep freeze classics, dog mushers' contests, snow machine classics, canned salmon classics, salmon classics, animal classics, crane classics, Calcutta pools, and king salmon classics, an activity may not be licensed under this chapter unless it existed in the state in substantially the same form and was conducted in substantially the same manner before January 1, 1959. A snow machine classic may not be licensed under this chapter unless it has been in existence for at least five years before the licensing. An animal classic may not be licensed under this chapter unless it was in existence before November 1, 2002.

(c) [Repealed, Sec. 5 ch 105 SLA 1995].

(d) The total value of door prizes offered or awarded under authority of a permit issued to a municipality or qualified organization under this chapter or under authority of a multiple-beneficiary permit may not exceed $20,000 a month or $240,000 a year.

(e) The total value of all door prizes offered or awarded at a single facility or bingo hall or parlor by an operator on behalf of authorizing permittees may not exceed $20,000 a month or $240,000 a year.

(f) A person under the age of 19 years may not play a bingo game.

(g) A municipality or a qualified organization may award a maximum of $1,000,000 in prizes each year in activities authorized under this chapter; however, if a municipality or a qualified organization contracts with an operator to conduct on its behalf activities authorized under this chapter, the municipality or qualified organization may award a maximum of $500,000 in prizes each year. A municipality or a qualified organization that conducts a contest of skill and awards more than $500,000 in prizes to the participants in that contest of skill may exclude $500,000 in prizes awarded to those participants from the $1,000,000 maximum allowed in this subsection. The holders of a multiple-beneficiary permit under AS 05.15.100 (d) may award a maximum in prizes each year of $1,000,000 times the number of holders of the permit for activities authorized under this chapter. In this subsection, "activities authorized under this chapter" means all activities subject to this chapter other than bingo.

(h) Only one Calcutta pool permit may be issued for each event and is limited to the permitee conducting the event or a permitee authorized by the person conducting the event if the person is not eligible to be a permitee.  A Calcutta pool may not be conducted for elementary, secondary, or post-secondary school sporting events or for youth organization events.  A person may not wager on a Calcutta pool unless the person is at least 18 years of age.  A permitee may not accept a wager on a contestant or entrant in a Calcutta pool unless the contestant or entrant is or are 18 years of age or older. A person may not place a wager on a contestant or entrant in a Calcutta pool unless the contestant or entrant is or are 18 years of age or older. A Calcutta pool may not be conducted unless the rules for the pool are publicly posted and available to all participants in the pool.

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