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§29-25-18. Inspection and seizure.

As a condition of licensure, to inspect or investigate for criminal violations of this article or violations of the rule promulgated by the commission, the commission agents and the West Virginia State Police may each, without notice and without warrant:

(1) Inspect and examine all premises of the gaming facility with West Virginia Lottery table games, gaming devices, the premises where gaming equipment is manufactured, sold, distributed or serviced or any premises in which any records of the activities are prepared or maintained;

(2) Inspect any gaming equipment in, about, upon or around the premises of a gaming facility with West Virginia Lottery table games;

(3) Seize summarily and remove from the premises and impound any gaming equipment for the purposes of examination, inspection or testing;

(4) Inspect, examine and audit all books, records and documents pertaining to a gaming facility licensee's operation;

(5) Summarily seize, impound or assume physical control of any book, record, ledger, West Virginia Lottery table game, gaming equipment or device, cash box and its contents, counting room or its equipment or West Virginia Lottery table game operations; and

(6) Inspect the person, and the person's personal effects present on the grounds of a licensed gaming facility with West Virginia Lottery table games, of any holder of a license issued pursuant to this article while that person is present on the grounds of a licensed gaming facility having West Virginia Lottery table games.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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