36.03.11.06

.06 Issuance of an Operation License.

A. A facility operator may not commence video lottery operations until the Commission has issued an operation license.

B. The operation license issued by the Commission shall specify:

(1) Date and time at which operations may commence;

(2) Maximum square footage of gaming floor; and

(3) Maximum number of video lottery terminals which may be operated by the facility operator under the operation license.

C. The initial 15-year term of an operation license shall commence with the date the Commission issues an operation license.

D. The Commission may issue an operation license subject to conditions.

E. The Commission may issue an operation license after determining that:

(1) The facility operatorís proposed hours of operation comply with State Government Article, §9-1A-23, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Regulation .02 of this chapter;

(2) The facility complies with State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1A, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Regulation .03 of this chapter;

(3) All video lottery terminals and associated equipment have been tested and comply with State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1A, Annotated Code of Maryland, and any standards established by the Commission;

(4) The gaming floor plan complies with State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1A, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Regulation .05 of this chapter;

(5) The facility operatorís internal controls comply with State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1A, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 36.03.10;

(6) The facility operator is prepared to implement the internal controls, surveillance, and security procedures that are necessary to ensure that the operation of the video lottery terminals and video lottery facility is conducted safely and legally;

(7) The facility operatorís employees are:

(a) Licensed and registered with the Commission; and

(b) Trained in the performance of their responsibilities;

(8) The facility is prepared in all respects to receive the public;

(9) The facility operator has complied with any additional pre-opening conditions imposed by the Commission; and

(10) The facility operator has successfully completed a test period.