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      RS 27:72     


§72.  Application process; investigation fees

A.  Every person desiring to obtain a gaming license shall make application to the board on a form and in a manner prescribed by the board.  The application forms shall be provided by the board and shall contain such information as required by this Chapter, and by rules and regulations promulgated by the board.  No application shall be accepted unless the board determines that all relevant requirements of this Chapter have been met.

B.  Upon receipt of an application for a gaming license, the division shall, within seven business days, make an initial determination whether or not the application is complete and shall notify the applicant in writing of the determination.  If the initial examination determines the application to be incomplete, the notice to the applicant shall set forth in summary terms the reasons therefor.

C.  Upon receipt of an application for a gaming license, the initial examination of which shows to be complete, the division shall determine the nature, amount, and cost to the division of the investigation necessary to insure that:

(1)  The application is in fact complete.

(2)  The information contained in the application and license proposal is true, correct, and accurate.

(3)  The applicant meets the qualifications for a gaming license.

(4)  The proposed gaming activities, the proposed riverboat, and the designated gaming area meet all requirements of this Chapter and all regulations promulgated or adopted pursuant hereto.

D.  An initial application fee of fifty thousand dollars shall be paid at the time of filing to defray the costs associated with the background investigation conducted by the division.  If the cost of the investigation is less than fifty thousand dollars, the applicant shall after completion of the investigation receive a refund of the remaining amount.  If the cost to the division exceeds the initial investigation fee of fifty thousand dollars, the division shall inform the applicant of the additional projected cost and shall require the applicant to remit additional funds, not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, to complete the initial investigation.

E.  The initial application fee for a permit to conduct racehorse wagering on a riverboat shall be five thousand dollars.

Acts 1991, No. 753, §1, eff. July 18, 1991; Acts 1995, No. 1205, §1.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:532 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2001, No. 1222, §1, eff. July 2, 2001.

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