Code of the District of Columbia

This section will be modified by the following acts when they become effective:

§ 22–1718. Advertising and promotion; sale and possession of lottery and numbers tickets and slips.

(a) Nothing in subchapter I of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the advertising and promotion of excepted permissible gambling activities pursuant to § 22-1717, hereof, including, but not limited to, the sale, by agents authorized by the District of Columbia, and the possession of tickets, certificates, or slips for lottery and daily numbers games excepted and permissible pursuant to § 22-1717, hereof, and the sale, lease, purchase, or possession of tickets, slips, certificates, or cards for bingo, raffles, and Monte Carlo night parties, excepted and permissible pursuant to § 22-1717, hereof.

(b) Nothing in § 22-1701 shall prohibit advertising a lottery by the Maryland State Lottery so long as Maryland does not prohibit advertising or otherwise publishing an account of a lottery by the District of Columbia.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 3, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(a)(3), 34 DCR 900; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-272, § 2(a), 43 DCR 4672; May 22, 1998, D.C. Law 12-114, § 2, 45 DCR 486.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-1518.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(c)(3) of Sports Wagering Lottery Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-630, Jan. 30, 2019, 66 DCR 1745).