3772.17 Fees.

(A) The upfront license fee to obtain a license as a casino operator shall be fifty million dollars per casino facility and shall be paid upon each casino operator's filing of its casino operator license application with the commission. The upfront license fee, once paid to the commission, shall be deposited into the economic development programs fund, which is created in the state treasury.

(B) New casino operator, management company, and holding company license and renewal license fees shall be set by rule, subject to the review of the joint committee on gaming and wagering. If an applicant for a license as a management company or holding company is related through a joint venture or controlled by or under common control with another applicant for a license as a casino operator, management company, or holding company for the same casino facility and the applicant for a license as a management company or holding company was reviewed for suitability as part of the investigation of the casino operator, only one license fee shall be assessed against both applicants for that casino facility.

(C) The fee to obtain an application for a casino operator, management company, or holding company license shall be one million five hundred thousand dollars per application. The application fee for a casino operator, management company, or holding company license may be increased to the extent that the actual review and investigation costs relating to an applicant exceed the application fee set forth in this division. If an applicant for a license as a management company or holding company is related through a joint venture or controlled by or under common control with another applicant for a license as a casino operator, management company, or holding company for the same casino facility, with the exception of actual costs of the review and investigation of the additional applicant, only one application fee shall be required of such applicants for that casino facility. The application fee shall be deposited into the casino control commission fund. The application fee is nonrefundable.

(D) The license fees for a gaming-related vendor shall be set by rule, subject to the review of the joint committee on gaming and wagering. Additionally, the commission may assess an applicant a reasonable fee in the amount necessary to process a gaming-related vendor license application.

(E) The license fees for a key employee shall be set by rule, subject to the review of the joint committee on gaming and wagering. Additionally, the commission may assess an applicant a reasonable fee in the amount necessary to process a key employee license application. If the license is being sought at the request of a casino operator, such fees shall be paid by the casino operator.

(F) The license fees for a casino gaming employee shall be set by rule, subject to the review of the joint committee on gaming and wagering. If the license is being sought at the request of a casino operator, the fee shall be paid by the casino operator.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.126, HB 386, §1, eff. 6/11/2012.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.38, HB 519, §1, eff. 9/10/2010.