Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 313
Licensed Gaming Activities

August 28, 2016
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Duties of commission--nepotism prohibited for employees of lottery and commission.

313.230. The commission shall:

(1) Issue rules and regulations concerning the operation of the Missouri state lottery. The rules and regulations shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

(a) The type of lottery to be conducted, except no lottery may use any coin- or token-operated amusement device and no lottery game shall be based in any form on the outcome of sporting events. However, it shall be legal to use clerk- or player-activated terminals, which are coin- or currency-operated, to dispense lottery tickets;

(b) The price, or prices, of tickets or shares in the lottery;

(c) The numbers and sizes of the prizes on the winning tickets or shares;

(d) The manner of selecting the winning tickets or shares;

(e) The manner of payment of prizes to the holders of winning tickets or shares;

(f) The frequency of the drawings or selections of winning tickets or shares, without limitation;

(g) The types or numbers of locations at which tickets or shares may be sold and the method to be used in selling tickets or shares;

(h) The method to be used in selling tickets or shares;

(i) The licensing of lottery game retailers to sell tickets or shares;

(j) The manner and amount of compensation, including commissions, ticket discounts, incentives and any other remuneration, to be paid to or retained by lottery game retailers;

(k) The apportionment of the total revenues accruing from the sale of lottery tickets or shares and from all other sources among:

a. The payment of prizes to the holders of winning tickets or shares;

b. The payment of costs incurred in the operation and administration of the lottery, including the expenses of the commission and the costs resulting from any contract or contracts entered into for promotional, advertising or operational services or for the purchase or lease of lottery equipment and materials;

c. For the repayment to the general revenue fund of any amount appropriated for initial start-up of the lottery; and

d. For timely transfer to the state lottery fund as provided by law;

(l) Such other matters necessary or desirable for the efficient and economical operation and administration of the lottery and for the convenience of the purchasers of tickets or shares and the holders of winning tickets or shares. The commission may disburse money for payment of lottery prizes;

(2) Amend, repeal, or supplement any such rules and regulations from time to time as it deems necessary or desirable;

(3) Advise and make recommendations to the director regarding the operation and administration of the lottery;

(4) Report quarterly to the governor and the general assembly the total lottery revenues, prize disbursements and other expenses for the preceding quarter, and to make an annual report, which shall include a full and complete statement of lottery revenues, prize disbursements and other expenses, to the governor and the general assembly, and including such recommendations for changes in sections 313.200 to 313.350 as it deems necessary or desirable;

(5) Report to the governor and general assembly any matters which shall require immediate changes in the laws of this state in order to prevent abuses and evasions of sections 313.200 to 313.350 or rules and regulations promulgated thereunder or to rectify undesirable conditions in connection with the administration or operation of the lottery;

(6) Carry on a continuous study and investigation of the lottery throughout the state and to make a continuous study and investigation of the operation and the administration of similar laws which may be in effect in other states or countries, any literature on the subject which from time to time may be published or available, any federal laws which may affect the operation of the lottery, and the reaction of Missouri citizens to existing and potential features of the lottery with a view to recommending or effecting changes that will tend to serve the purposes of sections 313.200 to 313.350;

(7) Ensure that all employees of the state lottery commission hired after July 12, 1990, shall not be related to any member of the state lottery commission or any employee of the state lottery commission within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity.

(L. 1985 S.B. 44 § 7, A.L. 1988 S.B. 643, A.L. 1990 S.B. 504, A.L. 1993 S.B. 215)




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