2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:29.3 - Non-gaming supplier permit
§29.3. Non-gaming supplier permit
A.(1) The division shall issue a non-gaming supplier permit to suitable persons who furnish services or goods and receive compensation or remuneration for such goods or services to the holder of a license as defined in R.S. 27:44 and 353, or the casino gaming operator. The board shall promulgate rules establishing the threshold amount of goods and services for which a non-gaming supplier permit is required. Such services include but are not limited to industries offering goods or services whether or not directly related to gaming activity, including junket operators and limousine services contracting with the holder of a license as defined in R.S. 27:44 and 353, or the casino gaming operator, suppliers of food and nonalcoholic beverages, gaming employee or dealer training schools, garbage handlers, vending machine providers, linen suppliers, or maintenance companies. Any employee or dealer training school, other than employee or training schools conducted by a licensee, or the casino gaming operator, shall be conducted at an institution approved by the Board of Regents or the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
(2) Any person who, directly or indirectly, furnishes services or goods to the holder of a license as defined in R.S. 27:44 and 353, or the casino gaming operator, regardless of the dollar amount of the goods and services furnished or who has a business association with the holder of a license as defined in R.S. 27:44 and 353, or the casino operator, may be required by the board or division, where applicable, to be found suitable or apply for a non-gaming supplier permit. Failure to supply all information required by the board or division, where applicable, may result in a finding of unsuitability or denial of a non-gaming supplier permit.
B.(1) The division may waive any person or field of commerce from the requirements of this Subsection if the division determines either of the following:
(a) That the person or field of commerce is currently and sufficiently regulated by a public agency or that it will provide goods or services in insubstantial or insignificant amounts or quantities as determined by rule of the board.
(b) That permitting is not advisable or necessary in order to protect the public interest or to accomplish the policies established by this Section.
(2) Any non-gaming supplier required to obtain a non-gaming supplier permit, other than those listed in Subsection E in this Section may request a waiver of the necessity of obtaining a non-gaming supplier permit. The division may grant such a request upon a showing of good cause by the non-gaming supplier.
(3) The division may rescind any waiver issued pursuant to this Subsection.
C. A person is ineligible to receive a non-gaming supplier permit, if the applicant holds, or employs a person who holds a gaming employee permit under this Title and participates in the management or operation of gaming operations authorized under this Title.
D. The holder of a license as defined in R.S. 27:44 or 353, or the casino gaming operator, shall ensure that all persons required to be licensed or permitted, or persons performing regulated tasks who are supplied by contractual agreement or otherwise, are properly licensed or permitted pursuant to this Title.
E. Persons, firms, or corporations holding valid wholesale licenses issued by the federal, state, and local governments for the sale of alcoholic beverages shall not be required to obtain a permit of the sale of goods other than gaming devices or equipment and shall be exempt from the fee provided for in Subsection F of this Section.
F. The annual fee for a permit issued under the provisions of this Section is two hundred fifty dollars. This fee is required to be submitted at the time of application and on the anniversary date of the issuance of the permit thereafter.
Acts 2001, No. 1222, §1, eff. July 2, 2001; Acts 2007, No. 292, §1; Acts 2018, No. 685, §1.