Sections
Subchapter I Purpose, Scope, Definitions and Referendums 1501 – 1504
Subchapter II Delaware Board of Charitable Gaming 1505 – 1510
Subchapter III Licensing 1511 – 1521
Subchapter IV Enforcement 1522 – 1523
Subchapter V Bingo 1524 – 1526
Subchapter VI Charitable Gaming 1527 – 1532
Subchapter VII Raffles 1533 – 1535
Subchapter VIII Texas Hold’em 1536 – 1570

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 28 > Chapter 15

  • Abuse: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912

  • adult person: means a person of the age of 18 years or older. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Adult who is impaired: shall mean any person 18 years of age or over who, because of physical or mental disability, is substantially impaired in the ability to provide adequately for the person's own care and custody. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means any agency, board, department, bureau or commission of this State which receives an appropriation under the general appropriation act of the General Assembly. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5901
  • Agency: includes every board, department, bureau, commission, person or group of persons or other authority created and now existing or hereafter to be created to execute, supervise, control and/or administer governmental functions under the laws of this State or to perform such other duties as may be prescribed or to whom any moneys are appropriated under any budget appropriation act or supplemental appropriation act or any other act which authorizes and requires any department to collect and/or use any taxes, fees, licenses, permits or other receipts for services or otherwise for the performance of any function of or related to or supported in whole or in part by the laws of this State, and/or created to administer any laws providing for the collection of taxes, fees, permits, licenses or other forms of receipts from any sources whatsoever for the use of the State or any agency of the State, except the judiciary and the courts of the State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6301
  • Agency: means every board, department, bureau, commission, person or group of persons or other authority which directly receives moneys under any budget appropriation act or supplemental appropriation act and which was created and now exists or hereafter is created to:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902

  • Agency head: means the top official in an agency whether elected, appointed or otherwise. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Alleged victim: shall mean any adult who is impaired, incapacitated, elderly or vulnerable that may have been abused, neglected or exploited based on a report to Adult Protective Services. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Bingo: means a game of chance played for prizes with cards bearing numbers or other designations, 5 or more in 1 line, the holder covering numbers as objects similarly numbered are drawn from a receptacle and the game being won by the person who first covers a previously designated arrangement of numbers on such a card. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1524
  • Board: means the Delaware Board of Charitable Gaming;

    (2) "Districts" means those districts mentioned in article II, § 17A or § 17B of the state Constitution;

    (3) "Game or games" means bingo, instant or sealed game, and charitable gaming;

    (4) "Members-only game" means any game of chance open for participation only to members of the sponsoring organization;

    (5) "Organization" means a veterans', religious or charitable organization, volunteer fire company or fraternal society as defined in article II, § 17A or § 17B of the state Constitution. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1502

  • Board: means the Merit Employee Relations Board created by this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5901
  • Board member: means a member of the Board. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5901
  • Budget: includes the complete financial plan of the State as evidenced by all appropriations and allowances made and estimates of revenue approved by the General Assembly, including, in addition to the general budget of appropriations adopted by the General Assembly and approved by the Governor, all other appropriations and allowances authorized by law which have been or shall be made to any agency of this State which is supported in whole or in part out of the revenues, taxes, licenses, fees, permits, fines and from other sources including any agency which is empowered by statute to collect and expend revenues by the use of special funds by whatever name known whether or not specifically appropriated by the General Assembly, and includes the budgets and the revenues and expenditures of all agencies to which moneys are appropriated by supplementary appropriations or otherwise. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6301
  • charitable gaming: means any game or scheme operated by an organization which has been in existence 2 years or longer in which chance is the dominant factor in the game, a consideration is paid to play and a prize may be won, excluding slot machines, roulette, craps or baccarat games. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1527
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer lease: means a lease that a lessor regularly engaged in the business of leasing or selling makes to a lessee who is an individual and who takes under the lease primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Contractor: means any person, partnership, firm, corporation, nonprofit agency or other business association who has a contract with an agency. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corridor route: means any existing or proposed road in an urban or rural area which is classified as part of the "principal arterial highway system" as defined in the National Highway Functional Classification Studies on record with the Department and which serves traffic corridor movements of substantial statewide or interstate travel and as to which the concept of service to abutting land is subordinate to the provisions of travel service to major traffic movements. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1521
  • Court: means the Court of Chancery of the State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Covered agency: means any agency except school districts, Delaware Technical & Community College, the Delaware State University and the Legislative Branch of State government. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6335
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services of the State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Labor. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1521
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deputy Secretary: means the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1521
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5519
  • Director: means , for the purposes of this chapter, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, except as provided by § 6960 of this title, in which case it shall mean the Secretary of the Department of Labor. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Director: means the Director of the Transportation Authority and/or the Director of the Division of Highways and/or the Director of the Office of Administration. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1521
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: shall mean the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6335
  • Division: means the Division of Highways. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1521
  • dollars: means lawful money of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Electronic bid: means the bidder, in response to an advertised invitation to bid, submits all documentation, except for information and documents specified in the invitation to bid, only through an electronic process to an identified secure electronic mail account that will not be opened by the Office or an agency until the close of the bidding period. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Emergency: means that a person is living in conditions which present a substantial risk of serious harm and includes, but is not limited to, problems which cannot be managed by a person who is impaired, such as insufficient food supply, inadequate shelter, threatened or actual abuse or utility shut-off. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Expenditures: includes any outlay of public moneys by authority of any law of this State and includes the expenditure of any appropriation authorized by the General Assembly of the State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6301
  • Exploitation: means an act of forcing, compelling, or exerting undue influence over a vulnerable adult causing the vulnerable adult to act in a way that is inconsistent with relevant past behavior, or causing the vulnerable adult to perform services for the benefit of another. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial exploitation: includes , but is not limited to:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912

  • Financial institution: means any of the following:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912

  • Firm: means a person, organization, partnership, limited partnership, corporation, association, nonprofit agency or other business association. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Goods: means all things that are movable at the time of identification to the lease contract, or are fixtures (Section 2A-309), but the term does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, before extraction. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Instant or sealed game: means any pull-tab game. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1524
  • Interested person: means any adult relative or friend of a person who is impaired; an official or representative of the protective services agency or of any public or nonpublic private agency; or any corporation, board, organization or person designated by the Court to act in the interest of the person who is impaired. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Internet: means the international computer network of both federal and nonfederal interoperable packet switched data networks, including the graphical subnetwork called the world wide web. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: means a transfer of the right to possession and use of goods for a term in return for consideration, but a sale, including a sale on approval or a sale or return, or retention or creation of a security interest is not a lease. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Lease agreement: means the bargain, with respect to the lease, of the lessor and the lessee in fact as found in their language or by implication from other circumstances including course of dealing or usage of trade or course of performance as provided in this Article. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Lease contract: means the total legal obligation that results from the lease agreement as affected by this Article and any other applicable rules of law. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Leasehold interest: means the interest of the lessor or the lessee under a lease contract. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lien: means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Lifecycle costing analysis: means the contracting agency's evaluation of costs associated with the cost of acquisition, the cost of energy consumption required for operation, the cost of maintenance and the cost of consumables that affect the State's overall cost of ownership of equipment or public works projects. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Matched Housing Program: shall mean shared housing arrangements. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6335
  • Materiel: means materials, equipment, tools, supplies, or any other personal property, but does not include real property or electric, gas, water, telephone or similar utilities. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mistreatment: means the failure to provide appropriate physical or emotional care to an adult who is impaired, including the inappropriate use of medications, isolation or physical or chemical restraints on or of an adult who is impaired. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Neglect: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912

  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means the Office of Management and Budget; as provided in § 6960 of this title, "Department" shall mean the Department of Labor. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • On-line bidding method: means a procurement process in which the Office or an agency receives vendors' bids electronically over the Internet as either a substitute for a hard copy bid submission or in a real-time, competitive bidding event. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person who is incapacitated: means a person for whom a guardian of person or property, or both, shall be appointed, under § 3901 of Title 12. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Physical or mental disability: shall include any physical or mental disability and shall include, but not be limited to, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain damage, physical degeneration, deterioration, senility, disease, habitual drunkenness or addiction to drugs, and mental or physical impairment. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional services: means services which generally require specialized education, training or knowledge and involve intellectual skills. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Program: shall mean the Housing Counseling Program. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6335
  • Public Guardian: means the Office of the Public Guardian. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Purchase: includes taking by sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, pledge, gift, or any other voluntary transaction creating an interest in goods. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • raffle: means a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy 1 or more chances attempting to win the same prize. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1533
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rules: means those rules adopted by the Board pursuant to this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5901
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5901
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Transportation. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1521
  • Senior citizen: shall mean any Delaware resident 60 years of age or older. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6335
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state service: means all positions of state employment other than the following positions, which are excluded:

    (1) Members of the General Assembly and others elected by popular vote and persons appointed to fill vacancies in elective offices. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5903

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Task Force: shall mean the Task Force on Housing for Senior Citizens. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6335
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transportation Authority: means Delaware Transportation Authority. See Delaware Code Title 28 Sec. 1521
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • User group: means 2 or more agency or nonagency representatives, one of whom shall be an agency representative who provides technical advice to the Government Support Services concerning the requirements of certain materiel and nonprofessional services contracts. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Vulnerable adult: means an adult who meets the criteria set forth in § 1105(c) of Title 11. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6912
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307