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 gaming-related vendor and its holding companies;

(2) Whether the gaming-related vendor and its holding companies possess good character, honesty, and integrity;

(3) Whether the gaming-related vendor and its holding companies possess financial stability, integrity, and responsibility;

(4) The ability of the gaming-related vendor to purchase and maintain adequate liability and casualty insurance;

(5) The compliance history of the gaming-related vendor, 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 gaming-related vendor and its holding companies in any jurisdiction;

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

(8) Whether the gaming-related vendor 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 gaming-related vendor 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 gaming-related vendor 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 gaming-related vendor or its holding companies have cooperated with the commission in connection with the background investigation;

(12) The extent to which the gaming-related vendor 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: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2016 and 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03, 3772.07, 3772.10, 3772.12, 3772.121
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/2012