Key & Associated Person
The following definitions apply to casino management employees and persons holding a substantial interest, either monetarily or through decision-making influence, in a business licensee:
Key: Any executive, employee, or agent of a business licensee, who while physically working in a casino, has the power to exercise a significant influence over decisions affecting any part of the business.
Associated Person: Any stockholder holding five percent or greater interest in a gaming licensee, or any officer or director, who does not act as a Key executive, employee or agent.
Associated Key: Any stockholder holding five percent or greater interest in a gaming licensee, or any officer or director, who also acts as a Key executive, employee or agent while physically working in a casino.
Note: A key gaming license is considered a public benefit. Under Colorado law, persons applying for a public benefit must establish lawful presence in the United States by providing certain types of identification and submitting a signed affidavit. The original key application contains the affidavit, and the identification will be obtained during the background process. The renewal application contains the necessary forms to establish lawful presence. For more information on lawful presence requirements, visit the main Department of Revenue web site.