2.63.611 REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF LICENSE
(1) After notice, the director has the authority to provisionally suspend the license and, after a hearing before the commission, permanently revoke the license and endorsement of any person who has:
(a) knowingly provided false or misleading information to the lottery or any other agency conducting an investigation on behalf of the lottery;
(b) been convicted of a felony;
(c) endangered the security of the lottery;
(d) sold any ticket, chance, wager, or bet at a higher price than that set by commission rule;
(e) intentionally or knowingly initiated or accepted an offer of compensation from another person, or agreed to aid another person or persons, to claim all or a share of a lottery prize or sports wager winnings by means of fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation;
(f) intentionally preprinted multiple terminal-issued draw game or raffle tickets with the objective of gaining an advantage over other lottery sales locations while benefiting financially, either directly or indirectly, from sale of those tickets;
(g) intentionally amassed packs of scratch tickets or taken other intentional actions to gain an advantage over other lottery sales locations while benefiting financially, either directly or indirectly, from sale of those tickets; or
(h) tampered with any equipment used for lottery or sports wagering.
(2) The director may provisionally suspend the license and, after a hearing before the commission, permanently suspend or revoke a license and/or endorsement for any of the following reasons:
(a) a change of business location;
(b) an insufficient sales volume;
(c) a delinquency in remitting money owed to the lottery;
(d) a violation of any rule adopted by the commission;
(e) knowingly selling to or cashing a lottery or sports wager ticket for a person under the age of 18 years;
(f) allowing an employee under the age of 18 to sell or cash lottery or sports wager tickets;
(g) failing to redeem lottery prize or sports wager winnings as directed by the lottery;
(h) refusing to acquire or display any materials required by the director; or
(i) the sales agent is ineligible for a license and the facts giving rise to such ineligibility occurred or were discovered subsequent to the issuance of a license.
(3) Upon notice of revocation or suspension, the suspended sales agent shall give a final accounting to the lottery and surrender the license, equipment, paper, and tickets to the lottery. The sales agent is liable for all money still owed the lottery.
(4) The director may decline to renew a license that could be revoked or suspended under this rule.
(5) In circumstances where the suspended sales agent owns or is a partner in multiple locations, the restriction, suspension, or termination of one location associated with the suspended sales agent is grounds for restriction, suspension, or termination of all locations.
History: 23-7-202, MCA; IMP, 23-7-301, MCA; NEW, 1987 MAR p. 883, Eff. 6/26/87; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 226, Eff. 1/26/90; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 2407; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 526, Eff. 2/24/06; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 2185, Eff. 11/26/16; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1155, Eff. 6/23/18; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2229, Eff. 12/7/19.