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§85.  Employment of unpermitted persons; underage persons

A.  A licensee or permittee shall not employ any person in a capacity for which he is required to be issued a permit, if he has been found unsuitable or denied a permit, or if his permit has expired or has been revoked by any type of gaming division or enforcement authority of any other state or any foreign country, or any political subdivision thereof.

B.(1)  A person under the age of twenty-one shall not play, or be allowed to play, any licensed gaming device or slot machine, shall not loiter, or be permitted to loiter in or about the designated gaming area, and shall not be employed as a gaming employee.

(2)  The riverboat gaming operator shall withhold all winnings from patrons who are determined to be under the age of twenty-one and shall remit such winnings to the division.

C.  Any licensee, employee, or other person who intentionally violates or permits the violation of any of the provisions of this Section may be imprisoned for not more than six months or fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both.

D.  In any prosecution or other proceeding for the violation of any of the provisions of this Section, it shall be no defense that the licensee, employee, or other person believed the person to be twenty-one years old or over.

Acts 1991, No. 753, §1, eff. July 18, 1991; Acts 1995, No. 1014, §1.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:544 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996.

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