Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 313
Licensed Gaming Activities

August 28, 2016
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Leases, approval by commission--percentage of gross receipts as rent prohibited--lessors and suppliers may not operate games.

313.025. 1. If any applicant for licensure or organization licensed under sections 313.005 to 313.080 proposes to conduct bingo on leased premises or use leased equipment, the terms of the lease shall be reduced to writing and a copy of the lease shall be submitted to the commission. The commission may approve or disapprove any such lease. No lease which has been approved by the commission shall be amended, modified or renewed in any manner until such amendments, modifications or renewals have been approved by the commission. No lease providing for a rental arrangement for premises or equipment for use in the game shall provide for payment in excess of the reasonable market rental rate for such premises or equipment and in no case shall any payment be based on a percentage of gross receipts or proceeds. The reasonable market rental rate shall be determined by the commission.

2. If any applicant for licensure or any organization licensed under the provisions of sections 313.005 to 313.080 proposes to purchase or lease bingo supplies, bingo equipment, or bingo services or premises in which bingo will be conducted, the applicant or licensee may be required at the discretion of the commission to submit in writing a detailed listing of the supplies to be purchased or leased together with the quoted price therefor and a copy of the lease, if such supplies are to be leased. No purchase or lease of bingo supplies shall provide for payment in excess of the reasonable market purchase price or reasonable market rental rate for such equipment and in no case shall any payment be based on a percentage of gross receipts or proceeds. The reasonable market purchase price or reasonable market rental rate shall be determined by the commission.

3. Persons who lease premises, sell or lease supplies or equipment, or furnish commodities or services to sponsoring organizations to conduct bingo games shall take no part in operating such bingo games.

(L. 1981 H.B. 322 § 5, A.L. 1984 S.B. 720, A.L. 1993 S.B. 10 & 11)

Effective 7-1-94




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