Rule 3772-50-04 | Skill-based amusement machine vendor licensure.
(A) A person seeking a skill-based amusement machine vendor license must apply for licensure via the state of Ohio eLicense website at www.elicense.ohio.gov, comply with all instructions, and pay a non-refundable five hundred dollar application fee.
(B) An applicant for a skill-based amusement machine vendor license must establish, by clear and convincing evidence, the applicants suitability for licensure.
(C) In determining whether to grant or maintain the privilege of a skill-based amusement machine vendor license, the commission will evaluate each applicant and licensee in a manner consistent with the commissions authority to do the same with respect to casino gaming, including:
(1) The reputation, experience, and financial integrity of the applicant or licensee and the applicants or licensees affiliates or affiliated companies;
(2) The reputation, experience, and financial integrity of any person that directly or indirectly controls or influences the decision-making of the applicant or licensee;
(3) If the applicant or licensee has filed, or had filed against it, a proceeding for bankruptcy or has ever been involved in any formal process to adjust, defer, suspend, or otherwise resolve the payment of any debt;
(4) If the applicant or licensee is or has been a defendant in litigation involving the applicants or licensees business practices;
(5) Whether and to what extent the applicant or licensee has associated with members of organized crime and other persons of disreputable character;
(6) The extent to which the applicant or licensee has cooperated with the commission;
(7) Whether the applicant or licensee has provided accurate and complete information as required by the commission or submitted false or misleading information to the commission;
(8) If the applicant or licensee or any person that directly or indirectly controls the applicant or licensee has been convicted of any criminal offense under the laws of any jurisdiction, excluding minor traffic violations;
(9) If the applicant or licensee has 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) If the applicant or licensee has shown a disregard of or otherwise failed to comply with the laws and regulations of this state or any other jurisdiction;
(11) If awarding or maintaining a license would undermine the publics confidence in skill-based amusement machine gaming in this state; and
(12) The suitability of any other material person, including owners and key executives, as determined by the commission.
(D) A skill-based amusement machine vendor licensee must maintain its suitability at all times during the licensure period.
(E) If the commission determines that a person is suitable to be issued a skill-based amusement machine vendor license and all other requirements of this chapter have been met, the commission will issue a license for not more than three years.
Last updated September 1, 2023 at 8:46 AM