Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–641.11. Cash award.

(a) A game of skill machine shall not directly dispense cash awards to a player. If, at the conclusion of the game, a player is entitled to a cash award, the game of skill machine shall dispense a ticket or voucher to the player. The ticket or voucher shall indicate:

(1) The total amount of the cash award;

(2) The time of day that the cash award was issued in a 24-hour format showing hours and minutes, the date, the terminal serial number, and the sequential number of the ticket or voucher; and

(3) An encrypted validation number from which the validity of the cash award may be determined.

(b) A retailer shall allow a player to take the ticket or voucher to the owner of the licensed establishment or the owner's designee, who shall be located at the licensed establishment, for payment of the cash award.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 411; as added Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-280, § 7(b), 68 DCR 001156.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(b) of Revised Game of Skill Machines Consumer Protections Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-16, Feb. 26, 2021, 68 DCR 002559).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(b) of Revised Game of Skill Machines Consumer Protections Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-479, Oct. 1, 2020, 67 DCR 13284).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 2(b) of Revised Game of Skill Machines Consumer Protections Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-257, Mar. 16, 2021, 67 DCR 13932).