2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:371 - Prohibition on operation of video draw poker devices; prohibition on any other type of game

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:371 (2018)

SUBPART B. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

§371. Prohibition on operation of video draw poker devices; prohibition on any other type of game

A. The operation of video draw poker devices shall be prohibited and may not be licensed to operate in any eligible facility in which slot machine gaming occurs. Except as provided in Subsection B of this Section, on or after June 1, 2003, no slot machine in an eligible facility, where slot machine gaming is conducted in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, shall offer the game of poker for operation or play.

B. The owner of an eligible facility where slot machine gaming is being conducted on June 1, 2003, in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, shall have until December 31, 2006, to bring the eligible facility into full compliance with the provisions of Subsection A of this Section. The owner of the eligible facility shall reduce the number of slot machines which offer the game of poker for operation or play as follows:

(1) By July 1, 2004, ten percent of the slot machines offering the game of poker on June 1, 2003, shall be replaced or modified so that they no longer offer the game of poker for operation or play.

(2) By July 1, 2005, an additional forty percent of the slot machines offering the game of poker on June 1, 2003, shall be replaced or modified so that they no longer offer the game of poker for operation or play.

(3) By December 31, 2006, all remaining slot machines offering the game of poker on June 1, 2003, shall be replaced or modified so that they no longer offer the game of poker for operation or play.

C. Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to permit the operation or play of any type of game the play of which requires the participation of an employee of the licensee.

Acts 1997, No. 721, §1, eff. July 9, 1997; Acts 2003, No. 1287, §1.

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