HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4243        FILED ON: 3/20/2009

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act to recognize that poker is a game of skill..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

  SECTION 1.  Section 7 of chapter 271 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof, after line 14, the following:—

    Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit, limit, criminalize, regulate, or require a license to operate, set up, promote, aid, play, or otherwise participate in games of skill played peer-to-peer, including but not limited to poker.