Sections
Subchapter I State Lottery 4801 – 4838
Subchapter II Tri-State Lotto Compact 4850 – 4855
Subchapter III Interactive Fantasy Contests [Expires July 1, 2019, pursuant to § 4860 of this title] 4860 – 4873

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 29 > Chapter 48

  • Affiliated group: has the meaning provided in § 1504 of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Authorized player: means an individual, who is not a prohibited player, that participates in an interactive fantasy sports contest offered by a registrant. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • 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
  • Board: means the Tax Appeal Board. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 2544
  • Charitable gaming organization: shall mean an organization, in existence as of January 1, 2013, that is a fraternal or veterans organization with national affiliation or an organization, in existence as of January 1, 2013, whose membership consists primarily of veterans honorably discharged or active duty service members. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Charitable video lottery machine: shall mean a video lottery machine that is under the control of the State Lottery Office and that has been authorized by the Director to be placed at a location operated by a charitable gaming organization. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Commercial unit: means such a unit of goods as by commercial usage is a single whole for purposes of lease and division of which materially impairs its character or value on the market or in use. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compensation: means that part of the sum reported on Form W-2, or equivalent form of the United States Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service as "Medicare wages and tips. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • contest: means an online simulated game of skill wherein 1 or more contestants compete against each other by using their knowledge and understanding of athletic events and athletes to select and manage rosters of players whose performance directly corresponds with the actual performance of competitors on sports teams and in sports contests. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Corporation: includes a joint stock company or any association which is taxable as a corporation under the federal income tax law. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4325
  • Credit slip: shall mean the receipt generated by a video lottery terminal when a player is playing that particular video lottery terminal, or the ticket resulting from a sports lottery game. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Finance. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 2544
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the Director of the Division of Revenue or the Secretary of Finance of the State. See Delaware Code Title 30 Sec. 502
  • Director: means the Director of the Division of Small Business. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Director: as used in this subchapter , shall mean the Director of the State Lottery Office. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Director: means the Director of the Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • Division: means the Division of Small Business. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Division: means the Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • Division of Revenue: means the Division of Revenue of the Department of Finance of the State. See Delaware Code Title 30 Sec. 502
  • dollars: means lawful money of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Employee organization: shall mean any organization that admits or seeks to admit to membership employees of a Delaware video lottery agent and that has as a purpose the representation of such employees in collective bargaining, grievance representation, labor disputes, salaries, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entry fee: means cash or cash equivalent that is paid by an authorized player or an authorized Delaware player to a registrant to participate in an interactive fantasy sports contest offered by such registrant. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • 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
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Family: means a family member within the meaning of § 267(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Gaming area: shall mean a location in a video lottery facility where gaming activity is conducted at video lottery machines or table games. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Gaming employee: shall mean a person employed in the operation of a video lottery facility and determined by the Director to have employment duties and responsibilities involving the security, maintenance, servicing, repair, or operation of video lottery machines and table game equipment, or is employed in a position that allows direct access to the internal workings of video lottery machines or table game equipment. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Gaming excursion: shall mean an arrangement the purpose of which is to induce any person, selected or approved for participation therein on the basis of said person's ability to satisfy a financial qualification obligation related to said person's ability or willingness to gamble or on any other basis related to said person's propensity to gamble, to come to a video lottery facility for the purpose of gaming and pursuant to which, and as consideration for which, any or all of the cost of transportation, food, lodging, and entertainment for said person is directly or indirectly paid by a video lottery agent or employee thereof. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • 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
  • Gross table game revenue: shall mean the total of all table game win or loss and poker revenue, including checks received whether collected or not, received by a video lottery agent from table game operations; provided that if the value of gross table game revenue at any video lottery facility in a given fiscal year is less than zero, any liabilities to winners in such year shall be the responsibility of the video lottery agent. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • 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.
  • Highly experienced player: means an authorized player who has done 1 of the following:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862

  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Internal Revenue Service: means the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of Treasury of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 30 Sec. 502
  • Internet lottery: shall mean all lottery games in which the player's interaction with the game operated by the Office occurs over the Internet (which, for purposes of this chapter, shall include any public or private computer or terminal network, whether linked electronically, wirelessly, through optical networking technology or other means), including Internet ticket games, the Internet video lottery and Internet table games. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Internet table games: shall mean a lottery game in which the player's interaction with the game operated by the Office occurs over the Internet through a website or network of a video lottery agent, rather than at a table game in a video lottery facility, and in which the game is an Internet variation or compilation of a table game or table games, provided that the game is expressly authorized by rule of the Director. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Internet ticket games: shall mean a lottery game in which the player's interaction with the game operated by the Office occurs over the Internet through a website or network of the Office, and in which the winner is decided by chance through mechanical or electronic means, and which shall include keno but which shall not include the video lottery, table games, and other forms of the Internet lottery. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Internet video lottery: shall mean a lottery game in which the player's interaction with the game operated by the Office occurs over the Internet through a website or network of a video lottery agent, rather than at a video lottery machine in a video lottery facility, and in which the game is an Internet variation of a video lottery game, and which shall not include keno, table games, and other forms of the Internet lottery. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Key employee: shall mean a person employed in the operation of a video lottery facility and determined by the Director to be acting in a supervisory capacity or empowered to make discretionary decisions with respect to video lottery machine or table game operations, including, without limitation, the chief executive, financial and operation managers, video lottery department managers, cashier and cage supervisors, credit executives, pit bosses or managers, gaming employee shift managers or any other employee so designated by the Director for reasons consistent with the public policies of this subchapter, and shall include any officer or any employee of an employee organization who has direct involvement with or who exercises authority, discretion or influence in the representation of employees of a Delaware video lottery agent in collective bargaining, grievance representation, labor disputes, salaries, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment or conditions of work. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • last known address: shall mean the address determined under paragraph (b)(6)a. See Delaware Code Title 30 Sec. 502
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Liquidation event: means a conversion of qualified investment for cash, cash and other consideration, or any other form of equity or debt interest. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Minor: means any person under the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Net moneys: shall mean all moneys received from the sale of lottery tickets after first deducting sales agent commissions and payment of prizes under $600. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • 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: shall mean the State Lottery Office established by this subchapter. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Officer: means a person elected or appointed by the board of directors to manage the daily operations of the qualified small business;

    (9) "Pass-through entity" means as defined in § 1601 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819

  • operator: means any person or entity that offers any interactive fantasy sports contest to any player through any interactive fantasy sports platform. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • 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: means and includes an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation. See Delaware Code Title 30 Sec. 502
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • platform: means any online method by which access to an interactive fantasy sports contest is provided. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Principal: means a person having authority to act on behalf of the qualified small business. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Prohibited players: means any of the following:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862

  • Prohibited sports event: means any collegiate sport or athletic event, any high school sport or athletic event or any horse racing event. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • Proprietary technology: means the technical innovations that are unique and legally owned or registered by a business and includes, without limitation, those innovations that are patented, patent pending, a subject of trade secrets, or copyrighted. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified child support obligation: shall mean any child support lien in excess of $150 as provided by § 2215 of Title 13. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Qualified expenditure: means an expenditure on any of the following: Real property such as buildings warehouses or factories in this State; personal property, such as equipment, machinery, or supplies, for use only in this State; intangible property developed in this State such as copyrights, trademarks, or patents; proof of concept or prototype manufacturing in this State; and payroll and compensation paid for work performed in this State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Qualified fund: means a pooled angel investment network fund that has been certified by the Director under § 20D-104 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Qualified high-technology field: includes aerospace, agricultural processing, renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental engineering, food technology, cellulosic ethanol, information technology, financial technology, materials science technology, nanotechnology, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical device products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, biologicals, chemistry, veterinary science, and similar fields. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Qualified investment: means a cash investment in a qualified small business of a minimum of $10,000 in a calendar year by a qualified investor or $30,000 in a calendar year by a qualified fund, that is made in exchange for common stock, a partnership or membership interest, preferred stock, debt with mandatory conversion to equity, or an equivalent ownership interest as determined by the Director. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Qualified investor: means an investor who has been certified by the Director under § 20D-103 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Qualified small business: means a business that has been certified by the Director under § 20D-102 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4819
  • Qualified video lottery prize: shall mean any video lottery or charitable gaming organization prize paid by cash or check for which a W-2G is issued equal to or in excess of $1,200 (but less any amounts withheld for income taxes). See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • real property: is synonymous with the phrase "lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • registrant: means an operator that is registered by the Director. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • 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.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sports event: shall mean any amateur or professional sport or athletic event, except a prohibited sports event. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4862
  • Sports lottery: shall mean a lottery in which the winners are determined based on the outcome of any professional or collegiate sporting event, including racing, held within or without the State, but excluding collegiate sporting events that involve a Delaware college or university and amateur or professional sporting events that involve a Delaware team. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Sports lottery machine: shall mean any machine in which bills, coins or tokens are deposited in order to play a sports lottery game. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Sports lottery operations employee: shall mean an individual employee, person or agent of an applicant or licensee who is responsible for the security of sports lottery operations or proceeds. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • State: means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States and any foreign country or political subdivision thereof. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4325
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, The United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 30 Sec. 502
  • State Lottery Fund: shall mean those moneys derived from the sale of state lottery tickets and deposited in the state account of that name and those funds appropriated for the start-up costs of the system. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supplier: means a person from whom a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased under a finance lease. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
  • system: shall mean the public gaming systems or games established and operated pursuant to this subchapter and including all types of lotteries. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Table game: shall mean any game played in a video lottery facility with cards, dice or any mechanical, electromechanical or electronic device or machine (excluding keno, video lottery machines, and the Internet lottery) for money, credit or any representative of value, including, but not limited to, baccarat, blackjack, twenty-one, poker, craps, roulette, bingo, wheel of fortune or any variation of these games, whether or not similar in design or operation, provided that the game is expressly authorized by rule of the Director. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Table game equipment: shall mean gaming tables, cards, dice, chips, tiles, shufflers, drop boxes or any other mechanical, electronic or other device, mechanism or equipment or related supplies used or consumed in the operation of any table games. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Tax: shall be deemed also to refer to license fees imposed under Part III of this title. See Delaware Code Title 30 Sec. 502
  • Taxable: means any person, fiduciary, association of persons, syndicate, joint venture or copartnership subject to making return or to payment of tax imposed by this title. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 2544
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Video lottery: shall mean any lottery conducted in a video lottery facility with a video lottery machine or a network of linked video lottery machines with an aggregate progression prize or prizes (excluding keno, table games, and the Internet lottery). See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Video lottery facility: shall mean a building containing a gaming area. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803
  • Video lottery machine: shall mean any machine in which bills, coins or tokens are deposited in order to play in a game of chance in which the results, including options available to the player, are randomly determined by the machine. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 4803