N.Y. Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Section 1341
Licensee leases and contracts


1.

Unless otherwise provided in this subdivision, no agreement shall be lawful which provides for the payment, however defined, of any direct or indirect interest, percentage or share of: any money or property gambled at a gaming facility; any money or property derived from gaming activity; or any revenues, profits or earnings of a gaming facility. Notwithstanding the foregoing:

(a)

Agreements which provide only for the payment of a fixed sum which is in no way affected by the amount of any such money, property, revenues, profits or earnings shall not be subject to the provisions of this subdivision; and receipts, rentals or charges for real property, personal property or services shall not lose their character as payments of a fixed sum because of contract, lease, or license provisions for adjustments in charges, rentals or fees on account of changes in taxes or assessments, cost-of-living index escalations, expansion or improvement of facilities, or changes in services supplied.

(b)

Agreements between a gaming facility licensee and a junket enterprise or junket representative licensed, qualified or registered in accordance with the provisions of this article and the regulations of the commission that provide for the compensation of the junket enterprise or junket representative by the gaming facility licensee based upon the actual gaming activities of a patron procured or referred by the junket enterprise or junket representative shall be lawful if filed with the commission prior to the conduct of any junket that is governed by the agreement.

(c)

Agreements between a gaming facility licensee and its employees which provide for gaming employee or casino key employee profit sharing shall be lawful if the agreement is in writing and filed with the commission prior to its effective date. Such agreements may be reviewed by the commission.

(d)

Agreements to lease an approved gaming facility or the land thereunder and agreements for the complete management of all gaming operations in a gaming facility shall not be subject to the provisions of this subdivision.

(e)

Agreements which provide for percentage charges between the gaming facility licensee and a holding company or intermediary company of the gaming facility licensee shall be in writing and filed with the commission but shall not be subject to the provisions of this subdivision.

(f)

Written agreements relating to the operation of multi-casino or multi-state progressive slot machine systems between one or more gaming facility licensees and a licensed casino vendor enterprise or an eligible applicant for such license, which provide for an interest, percentage or share of the gaming facility licensee’s revenues, profits or earnings from the operation of such multi-casino or multi-state progressive slot machines to be paid to the casino vendor enterprise licensee or applicant shall not be subject to the provisions of this subdivision if the agreements are filed with and approved by the commission.

2.

Each gaming facility applicant or licensee shall maintain, in accordance with the rules of the commission, a record of each written or unwritten agreement regarding the realty, construction, maintenance, or business of a proposed or existing gaming facility or related facility. The foregoing obligation shall apply regardless of whether the gaming facility applicant or licensee is a party to the agreement. Any such agreement may be reviewed by the commission on the basis of the reasonableness of its terms, including the terms of compensation, and of the qualifications of the owners, officers, employees, and directors of any enterprise involved in the agreement, which qualifications shall be reviewed according to the standards enumerated in § 1323 (Key employee licenses)section one thousand three hundred twenty-three of this article. If the commission disapproves such an agreement or the owners, officers, employees, or directors of any enterprise involved therein, the commission may require its termination. Every agreement required to be maintained, and every related agreement the performance of which is dependent upon the performance of any such agreement, shall be deemed to include a provision to the effect that, if the commission shall require termination of an agreement, such termination shall occur without liability on the part of the gaming facility applicant or licensee or any qualified party to the agreement or any related agreement. Failure expressly to include such a provision in the agreement shall not constitute a defense in any action brought to terminate the agreement. If the agreement is not maintained or presented to the commission in accordance with commission regulations, or the disapproved agreement is not terminated, the commission may pursue any remedy or combination of remedies provided in this article. For the purposes of this subdivision, “gaming facility applicant” includes any person required to hold a gaming facility license who has applied to the commission for a gaming facility license or any approval required.

3.

Nothing in this article shall be deemed to permit the transfer of any license, or any interest in any license, or any certificate of compliance or any commitment or reservation without the approval of the commission.

Source: Section 1341 — Licensee leases and contracts, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PML/1341 (updated Oct. 16, 2020; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Oct. 16, 2020

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