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§ 9-1A-05. Video lottery licenses; restrictions, video lottery terminals

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: November 6, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Miscellaneous Executive Agencies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1a. Video Lottery Terminals (Refs & Annos)
Effective: November 6, 2012
MD Code, State Government, § 9-1A-05
§ 9-1A-05. Video lottery licenses; restrictions, video lottery terminals
In general
(a) The Video Lottery Facility Location Commission established under § 9-1A-36 of this subtitle may not:
(1) award more than six video lottery operation licenses;
(2) award more than 16,500 video lottery terminals for operation at video lottery facilities in the State;
(3) subject to the requirements of § 9-1A-36(h) and (i) of this subtitle, award more than 4,750 terminals for operation at any video lottery facility; and
(4) for a location in Allegany County:
(i) award a video lottery operation license to an applicant that does not agree to purchase the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort; and
(ii) notwithstanding § 9-1A-36(i)(2) of this subtitle, award more than 1,500 video lottery terminals for operation at a video lottery facility in Allegany County.
Video lottery destination locations
(b) An owner or operator of a video lottery destination location described under § 9-1A-01 of this subtitle may submit an application for a video lottery operation license.
Geographic location of license
(c) A video lottery operation license issued under this subtitle is not valid at a geographic location other than the geographic location authorized in the license awarded by the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission and issued by the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission.
Ownership restrictions
(d)(1) In this subsection, “owner” includes any type of owner or beneficiary of a business entity, including an officer, director, principal employee, partner, investor, stockholder, or beneficial owner of the business entity and, notwithstanding any other provisions of this subtitle, including a person having any ownership interest regardless of the percentage of ownership interest.
(2) An individual or business entity may not own an interest in more than one video lottery facility.
(3) A member of the Senate of Maryland or the House of Delegates may not be an owner or an employee of any business entity that holds a video lottery operation license.
(4) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection:
(i) an individual or business entity may enter into a management agreement to operate a facility located in Allegany County that it does not own, subject to the approval of the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission and the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission; and
(ii) a holder of a video lottery operation license may apply to the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission for an additional license provided that the application required under § 9-1A-36 of this subtitle includes a plan for divesting from the video lottery operation license held on the date of the application.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Nov. 25, 2008. Amended by Acts 2010, c. 624, § 1, eff. June 1, 2010; Acts 2011, c. 240, § 1, eff. May 10, 2011; Acts 2012, 2nd Sp. Sess., c. 1, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2012, 2nd Sp. Sess., c. 1, § 2, ratified Nov. 6, 2012.
MD Code, State Government, § 9-1A-05, MD STATE GOVT § 9-1A-05
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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