36.07.02.11

.11 Instant Bingo Facility License.

A. General.

(1) Unless a facility operator holds a valid facility license issued by the Commission, the facility operator may not operate an instant bingo machine.

(2) The following persons must meet the Commission's facility license requirements:

(a) A facility; and

(b) Each person that owns or controls a facility.

B. Qualification Requirements. The Commission may issue a facility license to a facility that has:

(1) Paid the application and license fee under §C of this regulation;

(2) If required, obtained a bond required under Regulation .10A of this chapter;

(3) Furnished the Commission with the information and documentation required under this chapter; and

(4) Provided the Commission with sufficient information to establish that the facility has otherwise qualified for a facility license.

C. Application and License Fees.

(1) The application fee for a person is:

(a) $5,000 for a facility that will operate more than ten instant bingo machines; or

(b) $150 for a facility that will operate ten or fewer instant bingo machines.

(2) The license fee for a person is:

(a) $2,500 for a facility that will operate more than ten instant bingo machines; or

(b) $150 for a facility that will operate ten or fewer instant bingo machines.

(3) The annual license fee for each instant bingo machine in operation at a facility is $150.

D. The facility license authorizes the licensee to operate an instant bingo machine.

E. The facility license issued by the Commission shall specify the:

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

(2) Maximum number of instant bingo machines that may be operated by the facility operator under the facility license.

F. The Commission may issue a facility license subject to conditions.

G. The Commission may issue a facility license after determining that:

(1) The facility complies with the regulations of this chapter;

(2) All instant bingo machines and associated equipment to be used in the facility have been tested and comply with any standards established by the Commission;

(3) The facility operator is prepared to implement the internal controls, surveillance and security procedures that are necessary to ensure that the operation of the instant bingo machines and facility is conducted safely and legally.

H. A licensee has a continuing duty to inform the Commission of an act or omission that the licensee knows or should know constitutes a violation of the Commission's regulations.

I. Term; Renewal; License Renewal Fee.

(1) The term of a facility license is 15 years.

(2) The Commission may renew the license if, before the term of the license expires, the licensee applies for renewal; and

(a) Continues to comply with all licensing requirements;

(b) Submits to a background investigation under Regulation .03 of this chapter; and

(c) Pays a license renewal fee in the amount of the license fee that is required under §C(2) of this regulation.