§ 41-10-5. Licensing restrictions.
(a) The division shall refuse to grant a license, or shall suspend a license, if the applicant or licensee:
(1) Has been convicted of a felony, or any crime involving moral turpitude;
(2) Has engaged in illegal gambling as a significant source of income;
(3) Has been convicted of violating any gambling statutes;
(4) Has been convicted of fraud or misrepresentation in any connection; or
(5) Has been found to have violated any rule, regulation, or order of the division.
(b) The license heretofore issued shall be suspended by the division for any charge which may result in a conviction or conduct prescribed in subdivisions (a)(1) through (a)(5); which suspension shall be effective until a final judicial determination.
(c) The division shall refuse to grant, or the division shall suspend, pending a hearing before the division, a license if the applicant or licensee is an association or corporation:
(1) Any of whose directors, officers, partners, or shareholders holding a five percent (5%) or greater interest have been found guilty of any of the activities specified in subsection (a); or
(2) In which it appears to the division that due to the experience, character, or general fitness of any director, officer, or controlling partner, or shareholder, the granting of a license would be inconsistent with the public interest, convenience, or trust.
(d) Whenever requested by the division, the division of criminal identification of the department of the attorney general, the superintendent of state police, and the superintendent or chief of police or town sergeant of any city or town, shall furnish all information on convictions, arrests, and present investigations concerning any person who is an applicant for a license or who is a licensee under this chapter.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 512, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 151.)