Session (Gaming Law) Law and Legal Definition

A session is referred to authorized games of chance played within a stipulated time period. There have to be specified intervals between two sessions. In order to conduct session license from authority is required. Usually, only one session is permitted in one day per licensee. Organizations can begin their session only at the stated time on the license issued to them. Selling of pull-tabs, bingo paper, or bingo cards indicates and amounts to the beginning of a session. Two organizations are not allowed to conduct sessions simultaneously in the same location. The regulations regarding gaming vary from state to state. The duration of sessions also varies from state to state.

Following is an example of a state statute {South Carolina [S.C. Code Ann. § 12-21-3920(6)] which defines the term ‘Session’ :

"Session" means “a consecutive series of games which must occur only between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. No more than one session, limited to twelve hours, may occur during the permitted fourteen-hour period. Regardless of the starting time within the permitted period, the session may not extend beyond 2:00 a.m. These limitations do not apply to games operated by state or county fairs”.