§ 3-7-7.6. Casino license Class B-C.
(a) A Class B-C license shall be issued only to a holder of a gaming and entertainment license that is authorized to operate twenty-four (24) hours a day.
(b) The license authorizes the holder to keep for sale and sell beverages, including beer in cans, at retail at the place described and to deliver them for consumption on the premises or place where sold. It also authorizes the charging of an admission to events at the gaming and entertainment facility.
(c) The license authorizes the holder to sell and serve alcoholic beverages between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) a.m. and two o'clock (2:00) a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and nights before federal and state legally recognized holidays. The fee for a Class B-C license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500).
(d) The applicant for a Class B-C license shall submit the following to its host municipality:
(1) The applicant holds a valid and enforceable Class B-V license that is in good standing.
(2) The applicant is a licensed gaming and entertainment establishment that is authorized to operate twenty-four (24) hours a day.
(3) The applicant provides a twenty-four-hour (24) security plan to the chief of police or other appropriate law enforcement official for the host municipality.
(4) The security plan shall set forth a protocol for communication with the host municipality's police department and for updating the plan, as necessary.
(e) In the event that the host municipality grants a Class B-C license, the licensee shall exchange its existing Class B-V license for the Class B-C license.
(f) Upon receipt of the proper permits from the local licensing board, holders of Class B-C licenses are permitted to have dances, entertainment, and food service within the licensed premises to be conducted during the hours permitted for sale and service of alcoholic beverages.
(g) A holder of a Class B-C license, upon approval of the department of business regulations and the local licensing board, may serve alcoholic beverages as part of an event that may not be specifically set forth in § 3-7-26(c). The holder of the Class B-C license must secure approval for any such promotional event first from the department of business regulation liquor control administration and then from the local licensing board upon establishing a specific security protocol for the event.
(h) Notwithstanding any provisions in the department of business regulation liquor control administration regulations, rule 18, it shall be lawful for the holder of a Class B-C license to permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages at any time as long as the subject alcoholic beverage was purchased during legal service hours.
(i) To the extent that there is no conflict with the provisions of § 3-7-7.6, the provisions of § 3-7-7 shall apply to a holder of a Class B-C license.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 501, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 535, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 512, art. 2, § 44.)