Operation of gambling junket charters.
A gambling junket charter operated by a certificated or foreign air carrier must meet the following criteria:
(a) The aircraft must be chartered by
(1) A casino, hotel, or cruise line duly licensed by the government of any state, territory or possession of the United States, or by a foreign government, or
(2) An agent of such a casino, or cruise line on behalf of that casino, hotel, or cruise line.
(b) The casino, hotel, or cruise line or its agents, may not require a passenger to incur any expense in taking the trip, provided, that this provision shall not preclude the casino, hotel, or cruise line or its agents, from requiring prospective passengers to pay nominal reservation fees that are duly refundable by the casino, hotel, or cruise line before the flight, establish a minimum line-of-credit at the casino, hotel, or cruise line, bring (but not necessarily spend) a specified minimum amount of money, or meet other requirements that do not place them in financial jeopardy; nor does it preclude the casino, hotel, or cruise line, or its agents, from offering operational land packages for a fee.