If you want to own and operate a coin-operated amusement machine, you must first obtain the proper license from the Georgia Lottery Corporation COAM Division. Keep the following in mind before applying for your license:
- You cannot have any outstanding federal or state tax liability.
- Make sure that you know the type of license that you need. These include Class A or Class B, as well as master licenses, location licenses, distributor licenses, or manufacturer licenses.
- Be prepared to respond promptly to any requests for information from the Retailer Contracts Administration (RCA), as a failure to do so might result in a denial.
- Update the Department of Revenue (DOR) with all the accurate and up-to-date information regarding officers, owners, and shareholders, including a personal information form for each individual.
- Gather all the information you need for registration before applying, including your GACOAM username and password, identification, citizenship information, state tax ID, and anything else you might need to submit.
- Ensure that you provide all accurate information on your application, as any inaccuracies can result in a denial.
Following this checklist can help increase your chances of obtaining your COAM license without any unnecessary delays.
If you have concerns or questions about the licensing process, you should never hesitate to contact a COAM lawyer. Our law firm provides advice during the application process and can help to minimize delays or denials. If your license application was denied, you should contact our office for information on how you might appeal the denial.
Speak with a Georgia COAM attorney today
Battleson Law, LLC, assists all types of business owners with various legal needs, including COAM owners and operators. Whether you have a specific issue or need general compliance guidance, please contact our team today for a consultation and learn how we might help.