Section 11-65-23

Permits required for certain individuals and companies.

No person, firm, corporation, or partnership shall participate in any horse racing or greyhound racing subject to the jurisdiction of a commission or in the conduct of any racing event or pari-mutuel wagering thereon, whether as a horse owner, greyhound owner, trainer, jockey, exercise boy, groom, stable foreman, kennel foreman, valet, veterinarian, agent, pari-mutuel employee, concessionaire, or employee thereof, or as an employee of the operator, or enter the racetrack enclosure for either horse racing or greyhound racing in any capacity other than as a spectator, unless such person or the firm, corporation or partnership employing such person possesses a permit therefor from the commission and complies with the provisions of this chapter and all reasonable rules and regulations of such commission. No permit issued under this section shall be transferable.

The provisions of this section which require a concessionaire (other than the operator) to obtain a permit from the commission in order to operate a business selling food, beverages, souvenirs or other merchandise to persons attending racing events shall not be construed to permit the commission to charge a concessionaire any license or permit fees measured by its gross revenues or to derive any economic benefit from the operations of such concessionaires other than the permit fees authorized by Section 11-65-24, it being expressly provided that the horse racing facility licensee and the operators for each racing facility shall have the exclusive rights (as they may by contract allocate such rights among themselves) to determine the business conditions under which concessionaires shall operate at racing facilities under the jurisdiction of the commission and to retain all moneys (except for the commission's permit fee as aforesaid) which any concessionaire is willing to pay for the privilege of conducting business at such racing facilities.

(Acts 1984, No. 84-131, p. 159, §23; Acts 1991, No. 91-187, p. 246, §20.)