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A. It is unlawful for a person to operate, carry on, conduct or maintain any form of manufacturing of a gaming device or associated equipment for use or play in New Mexico or any form of manufacturing of a gaming device or associated equipment in New Mexico for use or play outside of New Mexico without first obtaining and maintaining a manufacturer's license.
B. If the board revokes a manufacturer's license:
(1) no new gaming device manufactured by the manufacturer may be approved for use in this state;
(2) any previously approved gaming device manufactured by the manufacturer is subject to revocation of approval if the reasons for the revocation of the license also apply to that gaming device;
(3) no new gaming device or associated equipment made by the manufacturer may be distributed, sold, transferred or offered for use or play in New Mexico; and
(4) any association or agreement between the manufacturer and a distributor licensee or gaming operator licensee in New Mexico shall be terminated.
C. An agreement between a manufacturer licensee and a distributor licensee or a gaming operator licensee in New Mexico shall be deemed to include a provision for its termination without liability for the termination on the part of either party upon a finding by the board that either party is unsuitable. Failure to include that condition in the agreement is not a defense in an action brought pursuant to this section to terminate the agreement.
D. A gaming device shall not be used and offered for play by a gaming operator licensee unless it is identical in all material aspects to a model that has been specifically tested and approved by:
(1) the board;
(2) a laboratory selected by the board; or
(3) gaming officials in Nevada or New Jersey for current use.
E. The board may inspect every gaming device that is manufactured:
(1) for use in New Mexico; or
(2) in New Mexico for use outside of New Mexico.
F. The board may inspect every gaming device that is offered for play within New Mexico by a gaming operator licensee.
G. The board may inspect all associated equipment that is manufactured and sold for use in New Mexico or manufactured in New Mexico for use outside of New Mexico.
H. In addition to all other fees and charges imposed pursuant to the Gaming Control Act, the board may determine, charge and collect from each manufacturer an inspection fee, which shall not exceed the actual cost of inspection and investigation.
I. The board may prohibit the use of a gaming device by a gaming operator licensee if it finds that the gaming device does not meet the requirements of this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 60. Business Licenses § 60-2E-29. Licensing of manufacturers of gaming devices; exception; disposition of gaming devices - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-60-business-licenses/nm-st-sect-60-2e-29.html
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