Senate passes bill to prohibit fringe gambling

Senate passes bill to prohibit fringe gambling

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Senate has passed a bill to make fringe gambling a class B misdemeanor.

Sen. Dan Liljenquist, R-Bountiful, says he is sponsoring Senate Bill 169 to go after businesses using sweepstakes to bypass current gambling laws. Fringe gambling would include any gambling, lottery or video gaming device used in efforts to gain something of value.

The bill was amended to exempt apparent promotional efforts like raising money for charities through bingo games.

The Senate passed the bill 25-1 on Monday and it needs one more formal vote before being sent to the House.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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