(a) No racetrack table games licensee may offer or provide any complimentary service, gift, cash or other item of value to any person unless:
(1) The complimentary consists of room, food, beverage or entertainment expenses provided directly to the patron and his or her guests by the racetrack table games licensee or indirectly to the patron and his or her guests on behalf of the licensee by a third party;
(2) The complimentary consists of documented transportation expenses provided directly to the patron and his or her guests on behalf of a racetrack table games licensee by a third party, provided that the licensee complies with the rules promulgated by the commission to ensure that a patron's and his or her guests' documented transportation expenses are paid for or reimbursed only once; or
(3) The complimentary consists of coins, tokens, cash or other complimentary items or services provided through any complimentary distribution program, the terms of which shall be filed with the commission upon implementation of the program or maintained pursuant to commission rule. Any change in the terms of a complimentary program shall be filed with the commission upon implementation of the change.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (a) of this section to the contrary, a racetrack table games licensee may offer and provide complimentary cash or non-cash gifts that are not otherwise included in that subsection to any person: Provided, That any complimentary cash or non-cash gifts in excess of an amount per trip to be set by interpretive rule of the commission, are supported by documentation regarding the reason the gift was provided to the patron and his or her guests, including where applicable a patron's player rating. The documentation shall be maintained by a racetrack table games licensee in accordance with commission rules. For purposes of this subsection, all gifts presented to a patron and a patron's guests directly by the racetrack table games licensee or indirectly on behalf of the licensee by a third party within any five-day period shall be considered to have been made during a single trip.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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