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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 8. SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [18400 - 22948.25]

  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 5. The Gambling Control Act [19800 - 19987]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 867, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 9. Conditions of Operation [19920 - 19924]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 867, Sec. 3. )

19920.
  

It is the policy of the State of California to require that all establishments wherein controlled gambling is conducted in this state be operated in a manner suitable to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of the state. The responsibility for the employment and maintenance of suitable methods of operation rests with the owner licensee, and willful or persistent use or toleration of methods of operation deemed unsuitable by the commission or by local government shall constitute grounds for license revocation or other disciplinary action.

(Added by renumbering Section 19915A by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 85. Effective January 1, 2003.)

19921.
  

(a) No person under 21 years of age shall be permitted to enter upon the premises of a licensed gambling establishment, or any part thereof, except the following:

(1) An area, physically separated from any gambling area, for the exclusive purpose of dining. For purposes of this subdivision, any place wherein food or beverages are dispensed primarily by vending machines shall not constitute a place for dining.

(2) Restrooms.

(3) A supervised room that is physically separated from any gambling area and used primarily for the purpose of entertainment or recreation.

(4) A designated pathway to reach any of the areas described in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive. To the extent that the designated pathway requires an individual to enter upon or pass through the gaming floor, all persons under 21 years of age shall be accompanied by a person over 21 years of age or be in the presence of a gambling establishment employee over 21 years of age.

(b) No person under 21 years of age shall be permitted to loiter in a gaming area.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 233, Sec. 18. (AB 293) Effective January 1, 2010.)

19922.
  

No owner licensee shall operate a gambling enterprise in violation of any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by renumbering Section 19916 by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 87. Effective January 1, 2003.)

19923.
  

No owner licensee shall operate a gambling enterprise in violation of any governing local ordinance.

(Added by renumbering Section 19917 by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 88. Effective January 1, 2003.)

19924.
  

Each owner licensee shall maintain security controls over the gambling premises and all operations therein related to gambling, and those security controls are subject to the approval of the commission.

(Added by renumbering Section 19918A by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 89. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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