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SECTION 1328
Junket operator licensing
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (PML) CHAPTER 47-A, ARTICLE 13, TITLE 4
§ 1328. Junket operator licensing. 1. No junkets may be organized or
permitted except in accordance with the provisions of this article. No
person may act as a junket representative or junket enterprise except in
accordance with this section.

2. A junket representative employed by a gaming facility licensee, an
applicant for a gaming facility license or an affiliate of a gaming
facility licensee shall be licensed as a casino key employee; provided,
however, that said licensee need not be a resident of this state. No
gaming facility licensee or applicant for a gaming facility license may
employ or otherwise engage a junket representative who is not so
licensed.

3. Junket enterprises that, and junket representatives not employed by
a gaming facility licensee or an applicant for a gaming facility license
or by a junket enterprise who, engage in activities governed by this
section shall be licensed as an ancillary casino vendor enterprise in
accordance with subdivision three of section one thousand three hundred
twenty-six of this title, unless otherwise directed by the commission;
provided, however, that any such junket enterprise or junket
representative who has disqualified shall be entitled to establish his
or her rehabilitation from such disqualification pursuant to article
twenty-three-A of the correction law. Any non-supervisory employee of a
junket enterprise or junket representative licensed as an ancillary
casino vendor enterprise in accordance with subdivision three of section
one thousand three hundred twenty-six of this title shall be registered.

4. Prior to the issuance of any license required by this section, an
applicant for licensure shall submit to the jurisdiction of the state
and shall demonstrate that he or she is amenable to service of process
within this state. Failure to establish or maintain compliance with the
requirements of this subdivision shall constitute sufficient cause for
the denial, suspension or revocation of any license issued pursuant to
this section.

5. Upon petition by the holder of a gaming facility license, an
applicant for a casino key employee license intending to be employed as
a junket representative may be issued a temporary license by the
commission in accordance with regulations promulgated, provided that:

(a) the applicant for licensure is employed by a gaming facility
licensee; and

(b) the applicant for licensure has filed a completed application as
required by the commission.

6. The commission shall have the authority to immediately suspend,
limit or condition any temporary license issued pursuant to this
section, pending a hearing on the qualifications of the junket
representative.

7. Unless otherwise terminated, any temporary license issued pursuant
to this section shall expire twelve months from the date of its
issuance, and shall be renewable by the commission for one additional
six month period.

8. Every agreement concerning junkets entered into by a gaming
facility licensee and a junket representative or junket enterprise shall
be deemed to include a provision for its termination without liability
on the part of the gaming facility licensee, if the commission orders
the termination upon the suspension, limitation, conditioning, denial or
revocation of the licensure of the junket representative or junket
enterprise. Failure to expressly include such a condition in the
agreement shall not constitute a defense in any action brought to
terminate the agreement.

9. A gaming facility licensee shall be responsible for the conduct of
any junket representative or junket enterprise associated with it and
for the terms and conditions of any junket engaged in on its premises,
regardless of the fact that the junket may involve persons not employed
by such a gaming facility licensee.

10. A gaming facility licensee shall be responsible for any violation
or deviation from the terms of a junket. Notwithstanding any other
provisions of this article, the commission may order restitution to
junket participants, assess penalties for such violations or deviations,
prohibit future junkets by the gaming facility licensee, junket
enterprise or junket representative, and order such further relief as it
deems appropriate.

11. The commission shall, by regulation, prescribe methods, procedures
and forms for the delivery and retention of information concerning the
conduct of junkets by gaming facility licensees. Without limitation of
the foregoing, each gaming facility licensee, in accordance with the
rules of the commission, shall:

(a) Maintain on file a report describing the operation of any junket
engaged in on its premises; and

(b) Submit to the commission a list of all its employees who are
acting as junket representatives.

12. Each gaming facility licensee, junket representative or junket
enterprise shall, in accordance with the rules of the commission, file a
report with the commission with respect to each list of junket patrons
or potential junket patrons purchased directly or indirectly by the
gaming facility licensee, junket representative or enterprise.

13. The commission shall have the authority to determine, either by
regulation, or upon petition by the holder of a gaming facility license,
that a type of arrangement otherwise included within the definition of
"junket" shall not require compliance with any or all of the
requirements of this section. In granting exemptions, the commission
shall consider such factors as the nature, volume and significance of
the particular type of arrangement, and whether the exemption would be
consistent with the public policies established by this article. In
applying the provisions of this subdivision, the commission may
condition, limit, or restrict any exemption as it may deem appropriate.

14. No junket enterprise or junket representative or person acting as
a junket representative may:

(a) Engage in efforts to collect upon checks that have been returned
by banks without full and final payment;

(b) Exercise approval authority with regard to the authorization or
issuance of credit;

(c) Act on behalf of or under any arrangement with a gaming facility
licensee or a gaming patron with regard to the redemption,
consolidation, or substitution of the gaming patron's checks awaiting
deposit;

(d) Individually receive or retain any fee from a patron for the
privilege of participating in a junket; and

(e) Pay for any services, including transportation, or other items of
value provided to, or for the benefit of, any patron participating in a
junket.