2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:455 - Residence and domicile requirements; licensees

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:455 (2018)

§455. Residence and domicile requirements; licensees

A. Except as provided in Subsection B of this Section, no distributor, device owner, or service entity license shall be renewed or issued to any person, other than a corporation, pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter unless the division finds that the person applying has resided and been domiciled in the state of Louisiana for a period of two years prior to the date of the application. If the person applying is a corporation, then a distributor, device owner, or service entity license may be renewed or issued to an otherwise qualified and suitable corporation if a majority of the common and preferred stock is owned by an individual person or persons who have resided and been domiciled in the state for a period of two years prior to the date of application. Nothing in this Subsection shall be construed to deprive an originally licensed distributor, device owner, or service entity, who has met the residency and domiciliary requirements of this Subsection, of the right to renew the license by terminating their residency and domiciliary status in the state of Louisiana, provided that the distributor, device owner, or service entity licensee has been domiciled in the state for a period of not less than two years after obtaining the original license.

B. An applicant for a device owner license who owns and operates a pari-mutuel wagering facility or an off-track wagering facility in this state shall not be required to meet the residency requirement for device owners provided for in Subsection A of this Section.

C. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a device owner of video draw poker devices located at any pari-mutuel wagering facility or off-track wagering facility.

Acts 1991, No. 1062, §1, eff. July 30, 1991; Acts 1992, No. 85, §1, eff. June 5, 1992. Redesignated from R.S. 33:4862.17 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2001, No. 1083, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1265, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1291, §1; Acts 2012, No. 161, §4.

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