§ 9-1A-01. Definitions
West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: May 18, 2021
Effective: May 18, 2021
MD Code, State Government, § 9-1A-01
§ 9-1A-01. Definitions
(c) “Associated equipment” means hardware located on the licensee's premises that is connected to the video lottery system for the purpose of performing communication, validation, or other functions, but not including the communication facilities of a regulated utility or the video lottery terminals.
(d) “Average payout percentage” means the average percentage of money used by players to play a video lottery terminal that is returned to players of that video lottery terminal.
(e) “Award” means the act, by the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, of approving the issuance of a video lottery operation license by the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to an applicant for the operation of video lottery terminals at a specified location.
(f) “Background investigation” means a security, criminal, and credit investigation of a person who applies for or who is granted a license under this subtitle.
(g) “Career offender” means a person whose behavior is pursued in an occupational manner or context for the purpose of economic gain and who utilizes methods that are deemed by the Commission as criminal violations inimical to the interest of the State.
(h) “Career offender cartel” means a group of persons who operate together as career offenders.
(i) “Central monitor and control system” means a central system provided to and controlled by the Commission to which video lottery terminals communicate for purposes of:
(j) “Central Repository” means the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
(l) “Control” means the authority to direct the management and policies of an applicant or licensee.
(m) “Costs” means, unless the context otherwise requires, the expenses incurred by the Commission in the administration of this subtitle, including:
(2) the costs to repair and maintain the video lottery terminals, central monitor and control system, and associated equipment and software to the extent these costs are not included in the costs of leasing or purchasing the video lottery terminals, central monitor and control system, and associated equipment and software;
(n) “Family” means spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, whether by whole blood or half blood, marriage, adoption, or natural relationship.
(o) “Institutional investor” means:
(p) “License” means, unless the context otherwise requires, a license required under this subtitle.
(q) “Licensee” means an applicant who has been issued a license required under this subtitle.
(r) “Manufacturer” means a person:
(s) “Own” means having a beneficial or proprietary interest of at least 5% in the property or business of an applicant or licensee.
(t) “Player” means an individual who plays a video lottery terminal at a video lottery facility licensed by the Commission.
(u)(1) “Proceeds” means the part of the amount of money bet through video lottery terminals and table games that is not returned to successful players but is otherwise allocated under this subtitle.
(ii) After the first fiscal year of operations, the exclusion specified in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph may not exceed a percentage established by the Commission by regulation of the proceeds received from video lottery terminals and table games in the prior fiscal year by the video lottery operation licensee under § 9-1A-27(a)(2), (c)(1)(ii), and (d)(1) of this subtitle.
(v) “Progressive jackpot” means a prize that increases as one or more video lottery terminals are connected to a progressive jackpot system.
(w) “Progressive jackpot system” means a system capable of linking one or more video lottery terminals in one or more licensed facilities and offering one or more common progressive jackpots.
(w-1) “Table game equipment” means equipment that is related to the operation of table games and that is owned or leased by the video lottery facility and located on the video lottery facility's premises.
(w-2) “Table games” means:
(y) “Video lottery destination location” means a location that is eligible for or has been awarded in the manner provided by law a video lottery operation license.
(z) “Video lottery employee” means an employee of a person who holds a license.
(aa) “Video lottery facility” means:
(bb) “Video lottery operation license” means a license awarded by the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission and issued by the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to a person that allows players to play video lottery terminals and table games.
(cc) “Video lottery operator” means a person licensed to operate a video lottery facility under this subtitle.
(dd)(1) “Video lottery terminal” means any machine or other device that, on insertion of a bill, coin, token, voucher, ticket, coupon, or similar item, or on payment of any consideration:
Added by Acts 2007, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Nov. 25, 2008. Amended by Acts 2010, c. 72, § 1, eff. April 13, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 624, § 1, eff. June 1, 2010; Acts 2011, c. 412, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2012, c. 66, § 1, eff. April 10, 2012; Acts 2012, 2nd Sp. Sess., c. 1, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2012, 2nd Sp. Sess., c. 1, § 2, ratified Nov. 6, 2012; Acts 2012, 2nd Sp. Sess., c. 1, § 16; Acts 2013, c. 577, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013; Acts 2013, c. 578, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013; Acts 2013, c. 662, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2013; Acts 2017, c. 445, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 449, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 450, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2018, c. 299, § 1, eff. July 1, 2018; Acts 2020, c. 515, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2021, c. 356, § 2, eff. May 18, 2021.
MD Code, State Government, § 9-1A-01, MD STATE GOVT § 9-1A-01
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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