House Bill 525

Last Action 02/23/23: to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the regulation of skill games and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1488
Sponsors S. Doan, S. Maddox
Summary of Original Version Establish KRS Chapter 239 and create new sections to define terms; create the Kentucky Gaming Commission and attach it to the Public Protection Cabinet for administrative purposes; establish requirements for the commissioner and members on the commission; authorize the commission to establish and maintain an office in Frankfort; require the Auditor of Public Accountants to perform an annual audit of the commission; require the commission to promulgate administrative regulations to establish standard forms for the reporting of financial conditions, operational results, gross gaming receipts and adjusted gaming receipts, the amount of prizes paid during specific reporting periods, require periodic financial reports, require annual audits of the financial statements of all licensees regulated under this chapter; authorize the Governor to appoint an executive director; establish qualifications for an executive director of the commission; establish certification requirements for skill games; establish application requirements; authorize the commission to promulgate administrative regulations to establish criminal history checks for applicants; establish fees for initial and renewal license application fees; require decals to appear on every licensed skill game; allow the commission to grant, deny, suspend or revoke a license; allow a license to be transferable subject to the transferee's ability to satisfy all requirements; prohibit the distributor, operator, and establishment from holding multiple licenses; limit an establishment to two terminals per five hundred square feet of public floor common space; limit an establishment to five terminals overall; limit a truck stop to 10 terminals; require terminals to be placed in public floor space visible to patrons and employees; prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from playing a skill game; require an establishment to post problem gaming signage; require all gross profits from a skill game to be subject to a 6% tax; provide penalties for regulated; establish requirements for initial licensure of members on the commission; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Skill games, regulation
Economic Development - Skill games, regulation
Fees - Application fees, skill games
Gambling - Skill games, regulation
Local Government - Skill games, proceeds
Small Business - Application fees, skill games
Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees - Kentucky Gaming Commission, create
Wagering - Skill games, regulation
Counties - Skill games, regulation
Appropriations - Gaming commission fund
Corrections Impact - Gaming commission fund
Local Mandate - Gaming commission fund


  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)