8. A licence application may be refused if the applicant has been found guilty of or has pleaded guilty to:
(1) an offence against the Act respecting lotteries, publicity contests and amusement machines (chapter L-6), against the Lottery Schemes Regulation (chapter L-6, r. 11) or against these Rules within the last 3 years, and for which he has not been granted a pardon;
(2) an offence punishable on summary conviction pertaining to gaming or betting within the last 3 years, and for which he has not been granted a pardon; or
(3) an indictable offence involving gaming or betting or under Part IX or X of the Criminal Code (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46) within the last 5 years.