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Video Lottery Regulations
under the
Lotteries Act
(O.C. 96-164)

Under the authority of section 5 of the Lotteries Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act , the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.



Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Video Lottery Regulations.

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        2. In these regulations

             (a)  "Act" means the Lotteries Act;

             (b)  "corporation" means the Atlantic Lottery Corporation;

             (c)  "site" means premises which are accessed or used by a person playing a video lottery terminal;

             (d)  "siteholder" means an occupier of a site;

             (e)  "video lottery" means a video lottery scheme or enterprise using one or more video lottery terminals;

              (f)  "video lottery game" means a transaction or operation which allows a person to play electronic video games in which, by chance, a person may receive free games or credits which can be redeemed for money; and

             (g)  "video lottery terminal" means a machine or device which allows a person to play one or more electronic games of chance.

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Operation to be approved

        3. (1) A person shall not operate a video lottery in the province unless it has been approved by the corporation.

             (2)  In determining whether to approve a video lottery, the corporation may assess the suitability of the siteholder, taking into account the following factors:

             (a)  business associations;

             (b)  reputation in the community;

             (c)  financial statements;

             (d)  relationship to other siteholders;

             (e)  previous or existing participation in a video lottery;

              (f)  residency; and

             (g)  another matter considered appropriate by the corporation.

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Approval and official decal required

        4. A person shall not operate a video lottery game or a video lottery terminal unless it has been approved by the corporation and the video lottery terminal has affixed to it the official decal of the corporation.

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Site to be approved

        5. (1) A person shall not use a site for the operation of a video lottery unless the site has been approved by the corporation.

             (2)  In considering whether to approve a site for the operation of a video lottery, the corporation may consider the following factors:

             (a)  the nature of the business;

             (b)  the hours of operation;

             (c)  security;

             (d)  geographic location and physical location;

             (e)  the estimated revenues from the proposed video lottery operation on the proposed site; and

              (f)  those other factors as the corporation may feel is relevant or the commission may direct.

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Approval to manufacture

        6. A person shall not manufacture or supply video lottery terminals in the province unless approval has been given by the corporation.

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Video lottery terminals

        7. (1) Video lottery terminals may be installed directly by the corporation on approved sites under agreements with the siteholders.

             (2)  There shall be no more than 5 video lottery terminals on a site.

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        8. A person shall not operate a video lottery terminal that does not comply with the following requirements:

             (a)  all money accepted shall be divided into credits denominated in $0.25, $0.10 or $0.05 values;

             (b)  only wagers of one credit shall be accepted;

             (c)  a player shall not be exposed, at any one play, to the chance of losing credits of a total value exceeding $2.50;

             (d)  a player shall be permitted to withdraw any accumulated or unused credits for payment or reimbursement;

             (e)  prizes for any one wager shall not exceed $500;

              (f)  the terminal shall not dispense cash prizes;

             (g)  the terminal shall be programmed so that, over time, prizes shall not be less than 80% and not more than 96% of the money accepted; and

             (h)  tickets shall be issued to indicate the value of a prize or credit.

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Ticket value to be paid

        9. A siteholder shall, on presentation of a ticket dispensed by an approved gaming device on the site, pay or reimburse the value of the accumulated or unused credits stated on the ticket.

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     10. A person shall not advertise or promote a video lottery or the availability at a site of a video lottery terminal unless the corporation has given its prior approval.

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Credit prohibited

     11. A siteholder shall not grant credit or negotiate cheques to enable a person to play a video lottery game.

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Age of player

     12. A siteholder shall not permit a person under the age of 19 to play a video lottery terminal.

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     13. (1) A siteholder shall not remove or replace video lottery terminals situated at the siteholder's premises without the prior consent of the corporation.

             (2)  A siteholder shall not manipulate or allow another person to manipulate a video lottery terminal so as to influence the outcome or pay?off of a video lottery game.

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      14. The Video Lottery Regulations, Newfoundland Regulation 50/92, are repealed.