36.03.03.09

.09 Noninterference.

A. Interference. Unless allowed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, a licensee may not knowingly, directly or indirectly, interfere with, hinder, obstruct, impede, or take any action to delay the implementation or establishment of a video lottery facility.

B. Prohibition. The restrictions specified in žA of this regulation shall:

(1) Prohibit, as unlawful indirect conduct, activity:

(a) By an entity in which the licensee owns a beneficial or proprietary interest; or

(b) By an entity in which an affiliate of the licensee owns a beneficial or propriety interest; and

(2) Be deemed to prohibit as unlawful, activity:

(a) By an entity in which the licensee owns a beneficial or proprietary interest; or

(b) By an entity in which an affiliate of the licensee owns a beneficial or propriety interest.

C. Civil Penalty or Sanction. A knowing violation of §A of this regulation may be used by the Commission to take enforcement action under COMAR 36.03.04.