A. A family entertainment center in Worcester County may apply for an amusement gaming license with the Commission if the family entertainment center:
(a) State and local property tax;
(b) Sales and use tax; and
(c) Admissions and amusement tax;
(2) Has a location with a street address;
(3) Is located in a building that is owned, leased, or occupied by the family entertainment center for the primary purpose of providing amusement devices to the public;
(4) Receives a majority of the gross receipts from amusement, merchandise, redemption or skills-based devices;
(5) Markets its business to families with children;
(6) Offers attractions such as amusement devices, arcade games, crane games, video games, interactive and sporting games, amusement rides, miniature golf, and bowling; and
(7) Has been in continuous operation in the same geographic location since 1975.
B. A family entertainment center applying for an amusement gaming license shall provide in a manner specified by the Commission:
(1) The owner’s name and address;
(2) The family entertainment center address;
(3) Documentation verifying, to the satisfaction of the Commission, conformity with the requirements listed under §A of this regulation; and
(4) A listing of the skills-based amusement devices that award merchandise or prizes with a wholesale value of more than $30 but less than $600 including:
(a) Whether the device is a:
(i) Redemption device;
(ii) Merchandiser device; or
(iii) Another type of skills-based amusement device;
(b) Maximum wholesale prize value offered;
(d) Model name or number;
(e) Serial Number;
(f) Theme; and
(g) Any additional information required by the Commission.
C. An amusement gaming license is valid for 5 years.
D. An amusement gaming licensee shall register annually under COMAR 36.08.02 if the licensee owns any skills-based amusement devices that award prizes other than the award of free play.
E. A family entertainment center that holds an amusement gaming license may operate up to 10 skills-based amusement devices that award noncash merchandise or prizes with a wholesale value that is more than $30 but less than $600.
F. Upon review of the information provided under §B of this regulation, the Commission may:
(1) Require the manufacturer to submit a prototype of the device for testing under COMAR 36.08.04; and
(2) Determine that the applicant is qualified and grant the license.
G. Upon review of the information provided under §B of this regulation, the Commission may conduct a hearing in accordance with Regulation .06 of this chapter to deny the license.
H. A family entertainment center that holds an amusement gaming license issued under this regulation may not transfer the license to another geographic location.