2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:91 - Fees for issuance of licenses and permits

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:91 (2018)

PART X. FEES

§91. Fees for issuance of licenses and permits

A. The annual fees for a permit to conduct racehorse wagering issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be one thousand dollars.

B. The license fee to conduct gaming activities on a riverboat shall be the total of the following:

(1) Fifty thousand dollars for each riverboat for the first year of operation and one hundred thousand dollars per year per riverboat thereafter. The license fee shall be due at the beginning of each year.

(2) An amount equal to three and one-half percent of net gaming proceeds.

C.(1) A franchise fee shall be charged for the right to conduct gaming activities on a riverboat at an annual amount equal to fifteen percent of net gaming proceeds.

(2) On and after April 1, 2001, except as provided in Paragraphs (3) and (4) of this Subsection, an additional franchise fee at an annual amount equal to three percent of net gaming proceeds shall be charged for the right to conduct gaming activities on a riverboat.

(3) Any riverboat gaming licensee conducting gaming activities as authorized by R.S. 27:65(B)(1)(b) shall pay an additional franchise fee for the right to conduct gaming activities on a riverboat as follows:

(a) On and after April 1, 2001 up to and including March 31, 2002, an additional franchise fee equal to one percent of net gaming proceeds.

(b) On and after April 1, 2002 up to and including March 31, 2003, an additional franchise fee equal to two percent of net gaming proceeds.

(c) On and after April 1, 2003, an additional franchise fee equal to three percent of net gaming proceeds.

(4) On and after April 1, 2001, a riverboat gaming licensee conducting gaming activities while the riverboat is docked under the provisions of R.S. 27:66 shall pay a franchise fee or fees as follows:

(a) For any month in which a licensee receives net gaming proceeds of less than six million dollars, the licensee shall pay the franchise fee as provided in Paragraph (C)(1) of this Section and shall not be required to pay an additional franchise fee.

(b) For any month in which a licensee receives net gaming proceeds of at least six million dollars but less than eight million dollars, the licensee shall pay the franchise fee as provided in Paragraph (C)(1) of this Section and an additional franchise fee equal to two percent of net gaming proceeds for that month.

(c) For any month in which a licensee receives net gaming proceeds of eight million dollars or more, the licensee shall pay the franchise fee as provided in Paragraph (C)(1) of this Section and an additional franchise fee equal to three percent of net gaming proceeds for that month.

D, E. Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1222, §2, eff. July 2, 2001.

Acts 1991, No. 753, §1, eff. July 18, 1991. Redesignated from R.S. 4:550 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 157, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1384, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 1999, §2, eff. July 13, 1999; Acts 2001, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 3, §2, eff. Mar. 27, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 1222, §§1 and 2, eff. July 2, 2001.

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