N.Y. Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Section 1331
Operation certificate


Notwithstanding the issuance of a license therefor, no gaming facility may be opened or remain open to the public, and no gaming activity, except for test purposes, may be conducted therein, unless and until a valid operation certificate has been issued to the gaming facility licensee by the commission. Such certificate shall be issued by the executive director upon a determination that a gaming facility complies in all respects with the requirements of this article and regulations promulgated hereunder, and that the gaming facility is prepared in all respects to receive and entertain the public.


An operation certificate shall remain in force and effect unless revoked, suspended, limited, or otherwise altered by the commission in accordance with this article.


It shall be an express condition of continued operation under this article that a gaming facility licensee shall maintain either electronically or in hard copy at the discretion of the gaming facility licensee, copies of all books, records, and documents pertaining to the licensee’s operations and approved hotel in a manner and location approved by the commission, provided, however, that the originals of such books, records and documents, whether in electronic or hard copy form, may be maintained at the offices or electronic system of an affiliate of the gaming facility licensee, at the discretion of the gaming facility licensee. All such books, records and documents shall be immediately available for inspection during all hours of operation in accordance with the rules of the commission and shall be maintained for such period of time as the commission shall require.

Source: Section 1331 — Operation certificate, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PML/1331 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 6, 2024).

Jul. 6, 2024

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