2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 32 - Sports and Parks
Chapter 21 - Virgin Islands Casino and Resort Control Act of 1995
Article V - Division of Gaming Enforcement โ€” Powers and Duties
§ 428. General duties and powers

  • (a) The Division of Gaming Enforcement shall promptly and in reasonable order investigate all applications, enforce the provisions of this chapter, and any regulations promulgated hereunder, and prosecute before the Commission all proceedings for violations of this chapter or any regulations promulgated hereunder. The Division shall provide the Commission with all information necessary for all action under Article 6 of this chapter and for all proceedings involving enforcement of the provisions of this chapter or any regulations promulgated hereunder.

  • (b) The Division shall:

    • (1) Investigate the qualifications of each applicant before any license certificate, or permit is issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;

    • (2) Investigate the circumstances surrounding any act or transaction for which Commission approval is required;

    • (3) Investigate violations of this chapter and regulations promulgated hereunder;

    • (4) Initiate, prosecute and defend such proceedings before the Commission, or appeals therefrom, as the Division or Commission may deem appropriate;

    • (5) Provide assistance upon request by the Commission in the consideration and promulgation of rules and regulations;

    • (6) At the request of the Commission conduct reviews of casino operations through on-site observation and other reasonable means to assure compliance with this chapter and regulations promulgated hereunder, subject to section 415(a) of this title;

    • (7) Receive and take appropriate action on any referral from the Commission relating to any evidence of a violation of this chapter or the regulations promulgated hereunder;

    • (8) Exchange fingerprint data with, and receive criminal history record information from, the Federal Bureau of Investigation for use in considering applicants for any license or registration issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;

    • (9) At the request of the Commission conduct audits of casino operations, including reviews of accounting, administrative and financial records, and management control systems, procedures and records utilized by a casino licensee, under such circumstances and to such extent as the Commission shall determine to ensure that there is not duplication of duties and responsibilities between it and the Commission; and

    • (10) Be entitled to request and receive information, materials and any other data from any licensee or registrant, or applicant for a license or registration under this chapter.

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