15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers No Kansas manufacturer of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage, out-of-state manufacturer of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage selling alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage for distribution within Kansas, Kansas licensed distributor, or their agents, salesmen, or representatives shall offer, give, or furnish, directly or indirectly, any gifts, prizes, coupons, premiums, rebates, quantity discounts, entertainment, decorations, or the services of any employee, including errands and administrative services, or any other inducement or thing of value of any kind to a licensed retailer, club, drinking establishment, or caterer or to an applicant for a retailer, club, drinking establishment, or caterer license except as provided in Article 10 (Trade Practices) of Kansas Administrative Regulations. Nothing in Kansas[…]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers The furnishing of meals has been considered to be a violation of Title 37A, Chapter 3, Section 3-119 of Oklahoma law, which prohibits industry members from giving a retail licensee any discount, rebate, and free goods, allowance or any other inducement. [Alcoholic Beverage Control Board v. Naifeh d/b/a Western Distributing Co. {Okla. S. Ct. 1964} 388 P.2d 855.] However, brewers, beer distributors, small brewer self-distributors and brewpub self-distributors are granted the following specific privileges in Subsections E and F of Section 3-123: Provide tickets to a retailer for a sporting or entertainment event so long as a representative of the brewer, beer distributor, small brewer self-distributor or brewpub self-distributor attends the event with the retailer; Provide[…]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers West Virginia statutes and regulations are silent on this issue. Therefore, IRS guidelines and your company policy should apply. 15.16.2 Prohibition on Inducement by Brewers and Beer Distributors It is unlawful for brewers and beer distributors to offer any prize, premium, gift, or other similar inducement, except as provided in Subsection (a)(5) of Section 11-16-18. [OK Law, Chapter 11, Article 16, Section 11-16-18(a)(5).]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers No supplier may give, directly or indirectly, any premium, free alcoholic beverages, or other merchandise in connection with the sale of alcoholic beverages, and no supplier may offer or provide any premium or free alcoholic beverages in connection with the sale of other merchandise. No retailer may solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, a premium or free goods of any nature in connection with the retailer’s purchase of alcoholic beverages from a manufacturer or wholesaler. [HI Law, Title 16, Chapter 281, Part V, Section 281-85; Hawaii County Regulations Rule 5-16F.]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers Licensees are prohibited from giving anything of value to induce any person to persuade or influence any other person to purchase a particular brand or kind of alcoholic beverages, or to refrain from purchasing a particular brand or kind of alcoholic beverages. Licensees are also prohibited from directly or indirectly accepting any such inducement. [MA Regulations, 204 CMR 2.00, Section 2.08.] 15.16.2 Contests/Incentives for Retailers and Their Employees [Reserved.]

15.16.1 “Routine” Business Entertainment of Retailers Note: “Routine” business entertainment is defined as “meals, beverages, tickets or passes to concerts, theaters, arts, sporting or charitable events provided to licensees, trade organizations or in-State manufacturers by licensees, trade organizations, in-State manufacturers or out-of-State manufacturers.” The term ‘‘licensee’’ generally refers to all licensed entities, specifically including liquor importer licensees and vendor permittees. Routine business entertainment is allowed under the following guidelines: There is no obligation on the recipient’s part to purchase any alcoholic beverages or to exclude or restrict the sale of products sold by other suppliers, or to provide any other benefit to the person or organization providing the entertainment. The individual(s) providing the entertainment must accompany the retailer during routine[…]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers “Routine business entertainment” of retail licensees is permitted under the following guidelines. Supplier or wholesaler personnel must accompany the retail licensee attendee(s) during such business entertainment. The following may be furnished to retail licensee attendees: Meals and beverages. Tickets to concerts, theater and arts entertainment events. Tickets to sporting events or participation in such events. Private parties. Entertainment at charitable events. No more than $400.00 may be spent on any employee or any other representative of a retail licensee in any twenty-four (24) hour period. No employee or any other representative of a retail licensee may be entertained more than six (6) times by a wholesale licensee in a calendar year or more than six (6)[…]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers The Wyoming statutes and regulations are silent on this issue. Therefore, IRS guidelines and your company policy should apply. 15.16.2 Contests/Incentives for Retailers and Their Employees Giving or offering a bonus, premium, compensation or other thing of value to any licensee, its owners, officers, employees or representatives for their exclusive or personal use is prohibited. [WY Regulations, Chapter 20, Section 8.]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers: Wine and Distilled Spirits In the case of distilled spirits and wine the Wisconsin statutes and regulations are silent on this subject. Therefore, IRS guidelines and your company policy should apply. 15.16.2 Entertainment of Retailers: Malt Beverages A brewer, brewpub or malt beverage wholesaler may provide reasonable business entertainment that is deductible under the IRS Code to a Class B (on-sale) retail licensee by doing any of the following: Providing tickets or free admission to athletic events, concerts or similar activities. Providing food and beverages and local ground transportation in connection with business meetings and the entertainment described directly above. The value of any business entertainment provided to any Class B retail licensee in any single[…]