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SCDOR vs. River City Amusement, Gateway Enterprises, Inc., James K. Police, and Coastal Coin, Inc.

South Carolina Department of Revenue

South Carolina Department of Revenue

River City Amusement, Gateway Enterprises, Inc., James K. Police, and Coastal Coin, Inc.




This matter came before the Court from an appeal of the Respondents of a citation issued by the Petitioner South Carolina Department of Revenue ("Department") against the Respondents Gateway Enterprises, Inc., Coastal Coin, Inc., and James K. Police (both individually and doing business as "River City Amusements" and "JP's") by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for a violation of S.C. Code Ann. Section 12-21-2804(A) and Regulation 117-190 on January 21, 2000. The Regulatory violation and assessment report issued by the Department sought the imposition of $10,000 in fines, the revocation of 10 Class III machine licenses, and the closure of the two rooms found to be in violation (doing business as "JP's" and "River City Amusement") for a period of six months. A Final Agency Determination issued by the Department on July 26, 2000, sustained the fines and penalties.

This matter was transmitted to the Administrative Law Judge Division for a contested case hearing. Prior to a hearing being scheduled in this matter, the parties informed the court that they had reached a compromise under the following terms and conditions:

1. The Respondents admit to a violation of the single place or premise requirement contained in Section 12-21-2804(A) on or about January 21, 2000.

2. The Respondents have removed all Class III video game machines from the rooms doing business as River City Amusements and JP's. Respondent Police further agrees, in the event that Class III machines are, subsequent to this Order, deemed to be legal to operate in the State of South Carolina, to refrain from operation any such machines on the premises of these rooms for a period of six months commencing on September 1, 2000.

3. The Respondent Police further agrees to pay a fine in the amount of $1,000 for each violation for a total fine of $2,000 and to make payment of such fine to the Department of Revenue within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order.

4. The Respondents Gateway Enterprises and Coastal Coin agree to the administrative revocation of the nine (9) Class III COD licenses in use at the above named two locations which expired on May 31, 2000.

5. The Respondent Coastal Coin, Inc. further agrees to either remit COD license number 3162102 (exp. May 31, 2001) or to pay the present value of said license ($1,328.00) to the Department within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order.

6. In consideration for the above stated agreement and payment, the Department agrees to waive the remaining monetary fines and penalties sought against the Respondents in this action.

7. The parties agree and understand that this constitutes a final settlement of this matter.

Having reviewed this agreement and the terms thereof, I hereby ORDER its adoption and dismiss the Petition in this matter with prejudice.

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Jeffrey M. Nelson H. Buck Cutts

Counsel for Regulatory Litigation Attorney for the Respondents

S.C. Department of Revenue Post Office Box 14520

Post Office Box 125 Surfside Beach, S.C. 29575

Columbia, S.C. 29214 (843) 238-3442

(803) 898-5172




Chief Administrative Law Judge

October 20, 2000

Columbia, South Carolina

Brown Bldg.






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