2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:412 - State license qualifications; types of licenses

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:412 (2018)

PART III. LICENSING AND TYPES OF LICENSES

§412. State license qualifications; types of licenses

A.(1) The legislature hereby recognizes the importance of a controlled gaming industry to the development of the economy of the state of Louisiana. The legislature further recognizes that the success and growth of gaming are dependent upon public confidence and trust that gaming activities and particularly video draw poker gaming activities are conducted honestly and are free from criminal and corruptive elements.

(2) The state of Louisiana has a legitimate interest in providing strict regulation of all persons, practices, associations, and activities related to the operation of licensed establishments licensed to offer video draw poker devices, and the manufacture, supply, or distribution of video draw poker gaming devices and supplies, in order to maintain public confidence and trust in the video draw poker gaming industry.

(3) The legislature hereby finds that the types of establishments which may place video draw poker devices at their licensed establishments each possess unique features, some of which are volume of business, number of establishments, and hours required of the board or division, where applicable, to ensure suitability prior to licensing. Therefore, in order to provide the most effective regulation and control of the video draw poker gaming industry, it is necessary to develop three categories of licenses which may be issued to qualified establishments for the privilege of operating video draw poker devices.

B. The three categories of licenses which may be issued to qualified establishments for the operation of video draw poker devices are as follows:

(1) A license to operate a maximum of three video draw poker devices at establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of the establishment as provided for in R.S. 27:413.

(2) A license to operate a maximum of fifty video draw poker devices at qualified truck stop facilities as provided for in R.S. 27:416.

(3) A license to operate an unlimited number of video draw poker devices at a licensed pari-mutuel wagering facility or an offtrack wagering facility as provided for in R.S. 27:415.

C. A licensee may not have on the premises or make available for play on the premises of the licensed establishment more video draw poker devices than as provided in this Section.

Acts 2012, No. 161, §2.

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