L-6, r. 2 - Rules respecting amusement machines

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chapter L-6, r. 2
Rules respecting amusement machines
AMUSEMENT MACHINES — RULES
Act respecting lotteries, publicity contests and amusement machines
(chapter L-6, s. 20).
L-6
September 1 2012
1. In these Rules, “Act” means the Act respecting lotteries, publicity contests and amusement machines (chapter L-6).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 1.
2. A person wishing to obtain an operator’s licence must:
(a)  be a Canadian citizen;
(b)  be of full age or emancipated according to the Civil Code;
(c)  for a person other than a natural person, have its head office or principal establishment in Canada and an office in Québec.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 2; Decision 86-10-27, s. 1; Decision 89-04-25, s. 1; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 1.
2.1. A licence application may be refused if the applicant has been found guilty of or has pleaded guilty to:
(1)  an offence against the Act, against the Regulation respecting amusement machines (chapter L-6, r. 1), or against these rules within the last 3 years and for which he has not been granted a pardon;
(2)  an offence punishable on summary conviction pertaining to gaming or betting within the last 3 years and for which he has not been granted a pardon;
(3)  an indictable offence involving gaming or betting (Part VII) or under Part IX (offences against rights of property) or X (fraudulent transactions relating to contracts and trade) of the Criminal Code (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46) within the last 5 years and for which the applicant has not obtained a pardon.
Decision 86-10-27, s. 1; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 2.
2.2. A licence application may also be refused to a legal person when the reasons for refusal provided for in section 2.1 apply to directors, shareholders or, in the case of a partnership, to partners of the person applying for a licence.
Decision 86-10-27, s. 1.
3. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 3; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 3.
4. A person wishing to obtain an operator’s licence shall furnish to the board with the form prescribed in section 36 of the Act, the following documents and information, inter alia:
(a)  if the operator is a non-profit organization referred to in subparagraph e of the first paragraph of section 119 of the Act, a copy of its letters patent or its certificate of constitution showing its existence and objectives;
(b)  a certified copy of the resolution establishing the representative’s right to act;
(c)  where applicable, a list of the directors, shareholders or partners, indicating their names and addresses;
(d)  at the board’s request, a detailed technical description of the machine that must include a description of the gaming materials and installation standards;
(e)  the number of registration markers the person wishes to obtain;
(f)  a notice indicating the number of machines owned when applying and, in the case of a subsequent application, the number of machines purchased, sold or withdrawn from the market since that notice and a copy of the register mentioned in section 24;
(g)  (paragraph revoked);
(h)  for each machine offering the possibility of winning a prize, the nature and value of the prize;
(i)  at the board’s request in the case of a new machine, an engineer’s expert report showing that the new machine is in fact an amusement machine, based in particular on its features, parts and components as well as its intended purpose;
(j)  at the board’s request in the case of a machine whose components are similar to those of a machine of the same type already qualified as an amusement machine in an expert report, a document drawn up by an engineer certifying that the components of the machine for which the application is made comply with the parameters set in the report.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 4; Decision 85-05-22, s. 1; Decision 86-10-27, s. 2; Decision 89-04-25, s. 2; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 4.
5. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 5; Decision 86-10-27, s. 3; Decision 89-04-25, s. 3; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 5.
6. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 6; 488-2017O.C. 488-2017, s. 6;1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 5.
7. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 7; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 5.
8. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 8; Decision 89-04-25, s. 4.
9. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 9; Decision 86-10-27, s. 4.
10. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 10; Decision 86-10-27, s. 4.
11. The documents furnished to the board related to an application for a licence become the property of the board.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 11.
12. The licence and the registration markers remain the property of the board and the holders may not consider or assess them as part of their property.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 12; Decision 86-10-27, s. 5.
13. Where a licence is suspended or revoked, the holder shall return it to the board as soon as the latter notifies him of its decision.
In the case of an operator’s licence, the operator shall return to the board all the registration markers issued to him by the board, at the same time as the licence.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 13; Decision 89-04-25, s. 5.
14. The holder of an operator’s licence must affix a registration marker issued by the board, where it can be readily seen by the public, to every amusement machine described in section 1.1, introduced by section 2 of the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting amusement machines (O.C. 1046-2019, 2019-10-16) that the operator puts at the disposal of the public.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 14; Decision 86-10-27, s. 6; Decision 89-04-25, s. 6; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 6.
15. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 15; Decision 85-05-22, s. 2; Decision 86-10-27, s. 7; Decision 89-04-25, s. 6; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 7.
15.1. The holder of an operator’s licence shall affix to each of his machines prominently in sight of the public:
(1)  the cost payable and the conditions for the use of the machine;
(2)  the rules to be followed by the public for such use;
(3)  the advantage the public may derive from such use.
Decision 85-05-22, s. 2.
15.2. (Revoked).
Decision 85-05-22, s. 2; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 8.
15.3. (Revoked).
Decision 85-05-22, s. 2; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 8.
16. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 16; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 8.
16.1. An amusement machine cannot give a prize in the form of money, gift card, lottery ticket, tobacco, alcoholic beverages or cannabis and its by-products.
1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 9.
17. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 17; Decision 89-04-25, s. 6; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 10.
18. Where an amusement machine fails to function properly, the holder of the operator’s licence for the machine shall refund to the person who used it the amount he spent.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 18; Decision 86-10-27, s. 8; Decision 89-04-25, s. 6.
19. A defective amusement machine shall immediately be removed from public use until it has been repaired.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 19.
20. The holder of an operator’s licence shall make all the necessary provisions to ensure that, in the places where an amusement machine is put at the disposal of the public:
(a)  the peace is not disturbed;
(b)  a person whose faculties are obviously impaired is not permitted to enter or stay on the premises.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 20.
21. The place where an amusement machine is put at the disposal of the public must:
(a)  be well-lighted during business hours;
(b)  comply with the Act and regulations in force pertaining to construction, health and public safety.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 21.
22. The holder of an operator’s licence who puts an amusement machine at the disposal of the public shall install it so that any risk to public safety is minimized.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2, s. 22.
23. The holder of an operator’s licence may not use or permit the use of an amusement machine whose registration is prescribed unless a registration marker is affixed to the machine.
Decision 89-04-25, s. 8.
24. The holder of an operator’s licence shall keep a register at the address indicated in his licence indicating, for each amusement machine he possesses for which duties are prescribed, whether it is at the disposal of the public or not, the date of its acquisition by purchase or otherwise, the place at which and the date on which it was put at the disposal of the public, the name and address of its depositary, the number of the registration marker he affixed thereto, the manufacturer’s serial number, the number assigned to it by the operator, if any, and any other information describing it.
The holder shall also, for a period of 4 years, keep in the same place, for each machine, the invoice or other documents pertaining to the acquisition, sale or disposal of the property.
Decision 89-04-25, s. 8; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 11.
25. An operator’s licence may not sell or otherwise transfer an amusement machine for which duties are prescribed, whether in operating condition or not, without furnishing the purchaser with a dated and sequentially numbered invoice indicating the purchaser’s name and address, a description and the serial number of the machine, and the date on which he takes possession thereof.
The holder shall keep at least one copy of the invoice for a period of 4 years.
Decision 89-04-25, s. 8; 1047-2019O.C. 1047-2019, s. 12.
REFERENCES
R.R.Q., 1981, c. L-6, r. 2
Decision 85-05-22, 1985 G.O. 2, 1829
Decision 86-10-27, 1986 G.O. 2, 2641
Decision 89-04-25, 1989 G.O. 2, 2191
O.C. 488-2017, 2017 G.O. 2, 1429
1047-2019, 2019 G.O. 2, 2732O.C. 1047-2019, 2019 G.O. 2, 2732