3772-6-05 Affirmative license standards.

(A) An applicant for a gaming-related vendor license shall establish, by clear and convincing evidence, the applicant's suitability for licensure.

(B) In determining whether to grant, maintain or renew a gaming-related vendor license, the commission shall evaluate and consider the following factors in addition to those set forth in Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code:

(1) The reputation and business experience of the applicant and its holding companies;

(2) Whether the applicant and its holding companies possess good character, honesty and integrity;

(3) Whether the applicant and its holding companies possess financial stability, integrity and responsibility;

(4) The ability of the applicant to purchase and maintain adequate liability and casualty insurance;

(5) The compliance history of the applicant, its holding companies and its affiliates or affiliated companies with casino-related licensing requirements in this state or any other jurisdiction;

(6) The criminal history of the applicant and its holding companies in any jurisdiction;

(7) Whether and to what extent the applicant or its holding companies have associated with members of organized crime and other persons of disreputable character;

(8) Whether the applicant or its holding companies have filed or had filed against it a proceeding for bankruptcy or have ever been involved in any formal process to adjust, defer, suspend or otherwise resolve the payment of any debt;

(9) Whether the applicant or its holding companies have been served with a complaint or other notice filed with any public body regarding a payment of any tax required under federal, state or local law that has been delinquent for one or more years;

(10) Whether the applicant or its holding companies have been a defendant in litigation involving its business practices during the past ten years;

(11) The extent to which the applicant or its holding companies have cooperated with the commission in connection with the background investigation;

(12) The extent to which the applicant or its holding companies have provided accurate and complete information as required by the commission;

(13) Whether awarding the license would undermine the public's confidence in the casino gaming industry in this state; and

(14) The suitability of any material person as determined by the executive director or his/her designee.

Effective: 04/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.07 , 3772.10 , 3772.12 , 3772.121