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Legislature OKs form of bell jar gambling for nonprofits : The measure would allow an electronic form of the game, but critics question the legality of the bill.

Jun 21, 2018 - Newsday (New York)

ALBANY - The State Legislature gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a longtime goal of veterans groups and volunteer fire departments to help bolster their dwindling funds through a new form of "bell jar" gambling.

In bell jar games of chance, players draw a card or "pull tab" costing up to $2 from a container with a number that matches prizes of up to $500 on one play and up to $3,000 for aggregate play. On Wednesday the Senate approved a measure 46-14 to allow nonprofit clubs and...