(a) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (b), section thirteen of this article to the contrary, the commission may deny a license to any applicant, reprimand any licensee, or suspend or revoke a license if the applicant or licensee, or any person having control of the applicant or licensee:
(1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for the applicant or licensee or another person;
(2) Fraudulently or deceptively uses a license;
(3) Is convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, another state, the United States or a territory of the United States; or
(4) Is convicted of a misdemeanor under the laws of this state, another state, the United States or a territory of the United States for gambling or a gambling related activity.
(b) Instead of or in addition to reprimanding a licensee or suspending or revoking a license, the commission may impose a civil penalty under section thirty-one of this article.