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(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Concessionaire” has the meaning stated in § 26-1009.1 of this subtitle.
(3) “Entertainment facility” means a facility that holds a license under Title 9, Subtitle 1A of the State Government Article.
(b) There is an entertainment facility license.
(c)(1) The Board may issue the license for the use of an entertainment facility that contains one or more food service facilities, bars, or lounges that are part of the operation of the entertainment facility.
(2)(i) The license shall be issued to an individual or entity that owns an entertainment facility and holds a license under Title 9, Subtitle 1A of the State Government Article.
(ii) An applicant for the license need not meet any location, voting, or residency requirements.
(3) The license authorizes:
(i) the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor by the glass or by the bottle in any location of the entertainment facility, including a hotel, that is not covered by an entertainment concessionaire license for consumption anywhere in the entertainment facility; and
(ii) the playing of music and dancing on the licensed premises.
(4) Beer, wine, and liquor purchased under the license may be taken and consumed anywhere in an entertainment facility, including a hotel.
(5)(i) The license authorizes the license holder to accept customer-earned credits for the service of food and alcoholic beverages in any location of the entertainment facility, including a hotel, that is not covered by an entertainment concessionaire license for consumption anywhere in the entertainment facility.
(ii) Beer, wine, and liquor served under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph may be taken and consumed anywhere in an entertainment facility, including a hotel.
(6) The hours of sale for the license are the same as the hours of operation for a video lottery facility established under § 9-1A-23 of the State Government Article.
(7) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the license authorizes the sale and consumption of beer, wine, and liquor in a lounge that is no more than 2,000 square feet in which the holder of the license may serve and sell food.
(d) A license holder is not required to obtain a Sunday sales license to sell alcoholic beverages after 2 a.m. on Sunday.
(e) The license may not be counted as a Class B or Class H license for purposes of § 26-1601 of this title.
(f) A license holder that seeks to provide entertainment is not required to obtain a special entertainment permit under § 26-1103 of this title.
(g) A license holder that seeks to allow dancing is not required to obtain a local dance license issued by the county.
(h)(1) The annual fee for the license is $22,000.
(2) The fee shall be paid on or before May 1 of each year to the Board.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Alcoholic Beverages § 26-1009.2 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/alcoholic-beverages/md-code-al-bev-sect-26-1009-2/
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