New Vendor Information Form
Thank you for your interest in doing business with Bossier Casino Venture, Inc. DBA Margaritaville Resort Casino. Margaritaville Resort Casino is the premier casino resort in the Shreveport-Bossier City, LA market. Situated on 19 acres next to the Louisiana Boardwalk Shopping Center, Margaritaville Resort Casino provides its guests with a comfortable atmosphere and memorable entertainment experience.
Amenities include over 1,237 slot machines, 54 table games, 395 hotel rooms, four dining venues, a 900 seat performance hall and much more!
As a member of the gaming industry, Bossier Casino Venture, Inc. and its vendors are subject to certain regulatory and licensing requirements imposed upon them by The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of the State Police Riverboat Gaming Division. This New Vendor Information Form is being provided to you, so that Bossier Casino Venture, Inc. may comply with those requirements.
ALL VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A NEW VENDOR INFORMATION FORM. FORMS CAN BE MAILED TO: MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO, ATTENTION: PURCHASING, PO BOX 5456 BOSSIER CITY, LA, 71111. Please note that this information may be shared with any gaming regulatory agency having jurisdiction over Bossier Casino Venture, Inc.
It is the vendor’s responsibility to verify its licensing obligations in Louisiana. If required, the vendor is responsible, at its sole cost and expense, to apply and maintain any and all permits or licenses required by any applicable gaming agency in order to conduct business with Bossier Casino Venture, Inc. Failure to maintain appropriate permit/licensing could result in automatic termination of the contract.
Bossier Casino Venture, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity for all vendors.
LOUISIANA STATE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
State of Louisiana Administrative Code 42:2108 requires that certain suppliers and/or vendors who provide goods and services to the Louisiana Gaming Industry hold a Manufacture/Supplier Permit prior to any business transaction exceeding the following thresholds:
Non-gaming suppliers of good and/or services that expect gross sales to exceed $200,000 in a calendar year.
All gaming suppliers of good and/or services.
It is the vendor’s responsibility to verify its permit obligations. Information can be found at www.lsp.org or Louisiana State Police licensing section at (225)925-3597.
In order to facilitate compliance with Louisiana law, Bossier Casino Venture, Inc. cannot conduct any business activity with any vendor, whose gross sales exceed $195,000 including sales tax, during the calendar year until the vendor is granted an applicable Louisiana supplier permit.
VENDOR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
All vendors providing goods and services to Bossier Casino Venture, Inc. need to complete and return one copy of the following forms:
• Vendor Information Form
• Affidavit of Business/Women/Minority Ownership with applicable certifications
• Vendor Compliance Acknowledgment
• Vendor Insurance Requirements
As a part of the New Vendor Packet, certification of minority owned, women owned, and Louisiana based business is required. The definition for these types of business is as follows, as defined by Louisiana Administrative Code 42:
Minority Business Enterprise or Minority Owned Business ― a business which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more minority individuals domiciled in Louisiana who also control and operate the business. Control in this context means exercising the power to make policy decisions. Operate in this context, means being actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business.
Women’s Business Enterprise or Woman Owned Business ― a business which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women who are citizens of the United States domiciled in Louisiana and who also control and operate the business. Control in this context means exercising the power to make policy decisions. Operate in this context means being actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business. In determining whether a business is 51 percent owned by one or more women, the percentage ownership by a woman shall not be diminished because she is part of the community property regime.
Louisiana Business, Louisiana Company, Louisiana Corporation or Louisiana Firm — a business, company, corporation or firm which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more Louisiana individual domiciliary and/or a corporation, limited liability company or other business entity with a legal and commercial domicile in Louisiana who also control and operate the business shall be considered a Louisiana business, company, corporation or firm for purposes of Louisiana gaming control law and regulations. A business, company, corporation or firm qualified with the Secretary of State and authorized to do business in Louisiana which has a physical presence in the state in the form of property or facilities owned or leased in Louisiana and which employs Louisiana residents who control or operate the Louisiana business activity or enterprise may be considered a Louisiana business, company, corporation or firm. Control in this context means exercising the power to make policy decisions. Operate in this context means being actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business. Commercial domicile in this context means the place from which the business is directed or managed.