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14A.70.070 Social Games Permit Issuance, Denial.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 186746, effective August 6, 2014.)

A.  An application for a social game permit shall be denied if the Director of the Revenue Division finds:

1.  That within 5 years of the present application date, the applicant or any person having a financial interest in the private business, private club, or place of public accommodation, or any of the applicant’s officers or principal managing employees has been convicted of, or if evidence exists that supports a finding by a preponderance of evidence, that such person has committed any felony or misdemeanor under federal or state law or this Code relating to theft, fraud, gambling, controlled substances, or prostitution activities; or

2.  That the applicant or any person having a financial interest in the private business, private club, or place of public accommodation, or any of the applicant’s officers or principal managing employees has falsified any statement in the application for permit.

3.  That any violation of federal or State law or this Code relating to gambling has occurred on the premises described in the application.  It shall be prima facie evidence of such violation if any person has forfeited bail on, pleaded nolo contendere to, or been convicted of any offense in violation of federal or State law or this Code relating to gambling or gambling devices where the act charged occurred on the premises described in the permit application.

4.  That the applicant has permitted the commission of any criminal act on the premises described in the application or has failed to maintain the premises in conformance with all the requirements of this Code.

B.  If one or more grounds for denial of a permit as described in Subsection A. of this Section are not established after investigation of the application by the Director with assistance from the Bureau of Police, then the permit shall be issued as soon as practicable.