Sports, Racing, and Athletics

Jai Alai

SECTION 41-7-3

§ 41-7-3 Regulation of operations – Licensing. [Contingent amendment; see other version.].

(a) The division of gaming and athletics licensing is hereby authorized to license jai alai in the city of Newport. The operation of a fronton shall be under the division's supervision. The division is hereby authorized to issue rules and regulations for the supervision of the operations.

(b) Any license granted under the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the rules and regulations promulgated by the division and shall be subject to suspension or revocation for any cause which the division shall deem sufficient after giving the licensee a reasonable opportunity for a hearing at which he or she shall have the right to be represented by counsel. If any license is suspended or revoked, the division shall state the reasons for the suspension or revocation and cause an entry of the reasons to be made on the record books of the division.

(c) Commencing July 1, 2003, the division of gaming and athletics licensing shall be prohibited to license jai alai in the city of Newport. Any license having been issued and in effect as of that date shall be null and void and any licensee shall be prohibited from operating thereunder; provided, however, that any entity having been issued a license to operate a jai alai fronton prior to July 1, 2003, and any successor in interest to such entity by reason of acquiring the stock or substantially all of the assets of such entity, shall be deemed a pari-mutuel licensee as defined in § 42-61.2-1 et seq., and a licensee as defined in § 41-11-1 et seq.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 48, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 376, art. 10, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 11, § 19.)