Retailer contracts may be entered into or amended by the director without limitation, except that the director may, at the director's discretion, determine that a sufficient number of retailers or locations exists within a given marketing area to adequately serve the public convenience and necessity or that the addition of lottery retailers or locations would not result in a sales increase sufficient to warrant contracting with that retailer or amending the retailer's contract authorizing the retailer to sell lottery tickets at an additional business location.
The director will, according to the law and rules of this chapter, contract with retailers to sell lottery tickets to persons who in the director's opinion will best serve the public convenience and promote the sale of tickets consistent with the experience, character, and general fitness of the applicant.
A retailer's contract will remain in full force and effect until the termination date as provided by law, unless the contract is previously canceled or suspended by the director according to the provisions of the law and the rules of this chapter. The director may renew any contract at the end of a term for an additional term.
Contracts entered into between the lottery and a retailer under this part may be distinguished by game type or by the number of business locations at which the lottery retailer is authorized to sell lottery tickets, as determined by the director. The contract may be altered, amended, suspended, or canceled, in whole or in part, pursuant to the law, this chapter, game procedures, and the terms of the contract.
14 SR 2315; 21 SR 147
November 8, 2006