20.1.1. Notwithstanding the maximum number of video lottery machines determined by the board under its rules, the holders of a site operator’s licence who also hold a racing licence or a class “A” or class “B” race track licence issued under the Act respecting racing (chapter C-72.1) may be authorized to hold the following maximum number of video lottery machines:
— 125 machines at the Montréal race track;
— 100 machines at the Québec race track;
— 50 machines at the Trois-Rivières race track.
The Government may, on the joint recommendation of the Minister of Industry, Trade, Science and Technology, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Public Security, change the maximum number of video lottery machines authorized for each race track mentioned in the first paragraph.
The board may designate other class “A” or class “B” race tracks and determine, for each one, the maximum number of video lottery machines that may be authorized.
The exercise by the board of the powers referred to in the third paragraph is subject to government approval. The Government shall be seized of the matter on the joint recommendation of the Minister of Industry, Trade, Science and Technology, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Public Security.
The machines must be placed in an area for which the holder of the racing licence or the race track licence holds a bar permit. The machines may be placed in several such areas. However, only one such area may contain a number of machines that is greater than the maximum number determined by the board under its rules.
A site operator’s licence for the Montréal, Québec or Trois-Rivières race track, or for any other race track designated under this section, may be issued only to the holder of a racing licence or race track licence.
1995, c. 68, s. 4; 1997, c. 54, s. 3.