18- 553 C.M.R. ch. 10, § 2 - LICENSE ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION

1. Issuance. The director may issue licenses to any qualified person to act as an agent on behalf of the State Lottery to sell lottery tickets.
2. Limitation. A license to act as an agent may not be issued to any person to engage in business exclusively as an agent for the State Lottery
3. Application. A person interested in obtaining a license as an agent shall file an application form with the State Lottery.
4. Qualifications for agent license. In deciding whether to issue a license to an applicant, the director shall consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to the following. When considering these factors, the director may establish standards for a factor with regard to a license that includes authorization to sell on-line games that are different from standards for a license to sell instant games only.
A. The financial responsibility and security of the person and the person's business or activity;
B. The accessibility of the applicant's place of business or activity to the public;
C. The sufficiency of existing licenses in the applicant's area to serve the public convenience;
D. The volume of expected sales;
E. The honesty and integrity of the applicant;
F. The veracity of the information supplied in the application for a lottery license;
G. Any debts owed by the applicant to the State of Maine;
H. The business experience and general fitness of the applicant to act as a agent for the State Lottery; and
I. Whether licensing of the applicant would be in the State Lottery's and the public's interests.
5. Grounds for denial. The director may deny an applicant a license to act as an agent for the State Lottery based on the director's determination that licensing of the applicant is not in the best interests of the State Lottery.
6. Ineligibility. The following persons are ineligible to obtain a license as a lottery agent:
A. A person who has been convicted of any criminal offense;
B. A firm or corporation in which a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense has a proprietary, equitable or credit interest of 5% or more;
C. An organization in which a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense is an officer, director or managing agent, whether compensated or not;
D. An organization in which a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense is to participate in the management or sale of lottery tickets; and
E. A person who is younger than 18 years of age. This paragraph does not prohibit an agent's employee under the age of 18 from selling lottery tickets in the regular and ordinary course of the agent's business.
7. Rehabilitation. The director, subject to the approval of the commission, may grant a license as a lottery agent to any person, firm, corporation or organization that is ineligible for a license under subsection 6 because of a conviction of a criminal offense if the person who was convicted of the criminal offense proves to the satisfaction of the commission that the person has been fully rehabilitated.

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18- 553 C.M.R. ch. 10, § 2

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