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CHAPTER 1401. GENERAL SPORTS WAGERING PROVISIONS—TEMPORARY REGULATIONS

Sec.


1401.1.    Scope.
1401.2.    Definitions.
1401.3.    Initial and renewal authorization and license fees.
1401.4.    Sports wagering certificate petition and standards.
1401.5.    Conduct of sports wagering generally.
1401.6.    Permitted sports wagering activities.
1401.7.    Prohibited and restricted sports wagering activities.
1401.8.    Persons prohibited from engaging in sports wagering activities.

§ 1401.1. Scope.

 The purpose of this subpart is to govern the operation of sports wagering in this Commonwealth. The purpose of this chapter is to establish definitions for this subpart and create the process by which a slot machine licensee can seek approval to conduct sports wagering. The act and the Board’s regulations promulgated thereunder shall otherwise apply when not in conflict with this subpart.

§ 1401.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subpart, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Associated equipment—Any equipment or mechanical, electromechanical or electronic contrivance, component or machine used in connection with sports wagering, including equipment which affects the proper reporting and counting of gross sports wagering revenue and computerized systems for controlling and monitoring sports wagering.

   Cash equivalent—An asset that is readily convertible to cash, including any of the following:

     (i)   Chips or tokens.

     (ii)   Travelers checks.

     (iii)   Foreign currency and coin.

     (iv)   Certified checks, cashier’s checks and money orders.

     (v)   Personal checks or drafts.

     (vi)   A negotiable instrument applied against credit extended by a certificate holder, an interactive gaming operator, sports wagering operator or a financial institution.

     (vii)   A prepaid access instrument.

     (viii)   Any other instrument or representation of value that the Board deems a cash equivalent.

   Certificate holder—A slot machine licensee granted a certificate by the Board to conduct sports wagering in this Commonwealth.

   Gaming employee—An employee of any of the following who the Board determines, after a review of the work to be performed, requires a gaming employee permit for the protection of the integrity of sports wagering within this Commonwealth:

     (i)   A certificate holder, interactive gaming operator licensee or sports wagering operator licensee.

     (ii)   A sports wagering manufacturer.

     (iii)   A sports wagering supplier

     (iv)   A sports wagering gaming service provider.

     (v)   Any other person as determined by the Board.

   Gaming school—Any educational institution approved by the Department of Education as an accredited college or university, community college, Pennsylvania private licensed school or its equivalent and whose curriculum guidelines are approved by the Department of Labor and Industry to provide education and job training related to employment opportunities associated with sports wagering, including sports wagering devices and associated equipment maintenance and repair.

   Gross sports wagering revenue

     (i)   The total of cash or cash equivalents received from sports wagering minus the total of:

       (A)   Cash or cash equivalents paid to players as a result of sports wagering.

       (B)   Cash or cash equivalents paid to purchase annuities to fund prizes payable to players over a period of time as a result of sports wagering.

       (C)   The actual cost paid by the sports wagering certificate holder for any personal property distributed to a player as a result of sports wagering. This clause does not include travel expenses, food, refreshments, lodging or services.

     (ii)   The term does not include any of the following:

       (A)   Counterfeit cash or chips.

       (B)   Coins or currency of other countries received as a result of sports wagering, except to the extent that the coins or currency are readily convertible to cash.

       (C)   Cash taken in a fraudulent act perpetrated against a sports wagering certificate holder for which the sports wagering certificate holder is not reimbursed.

   Key employee—Any individual who is employed in a director or department head capacity and who is empowered to make discretionary decisions that regulate sports wagering operations or systems, including the director of sports wagering, director of sports wagering system programs or other similar job classifications associated with sports wagering and any employee who is not otherwise designated as a gaming employee and who supervises the operations or systems of the sports wagering department or to whom the sports wagering department directors or sports wagering department heads report and other positions not otherwise designated or defined under this part which the Board determines based on detailed analyses of job descriptions as provided in the internal controls of the sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee as approved by the Board. All other gaming employees unless otherwise designated by the Board shall be classified as nonkey employees.

   Player—An individual wagering cash, a cash equivalent or other thing of value in the play or operation of sports wagering, including during a contest or tournament, the act of which may deliver or entitle the individual to receive cash, a cash equivalent or other thing of value from another player or sports wagering certificate holder, interactive gaming operator or sports wagering operator.

   Registered player—An individual who has entered into a sports wagering account agreement with a sports wagering certificate holder, interactive gaming operator or sports wagering operator.

   Sporting event—A professional or collegiate sports or athletic event, a motor race event or other similar event as determined by the Board.

   Sports wagering

     (i)   The business of accepting wagers on sporting events or on the individual performance statistics of athletes in a sporting event or combination of sporting events by any system or method of wagering, including over the Internet through web sites and mobile applications when authorized by the Board. The term includes exchange wagering, parlays, over-under, moneyline, pools and straight bets.

     (ii)   The term does not include:

       (A)   Pari-mutuel betting on the outcome of thoroughbred or harness horse racing as authorized under 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93 (relating to race horse industry reform).

       (B)   Lottery games of the Pennsylvania State Lottery as authorized under the State Lottery Law (72 P.S. § §  3761-101—3761-2103).

       (C)   Bingo as authorized under the Bingo Law (10 P.S. § §  301—308.1).

       (D)   Small games of chance as authorized under the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act (10 P.S. § §  328.101—328.3101).

       (E)   Slot machine gaming and progressive slot machine gaming as defined and authorized under this part.

       (F)   Table games.

       (G)   Keno.

       (H)   Fantasy contests.

       (I)   iLottery under 4 Pa.C.S. Chapter 5 (relating to lottery).

   Sports wagering area

     (i)   The physical land-based location at which a certificate holder is authorized, under sections 13C01—13C71 of the act (relating to sports wagering), to conduct non-Internet-based sports wagering. The area must be:

       (A)   A designated area within the certificate holder’s slot machine licensed facility, as approved by the Board.

       (B)   A Board-approved temporary facility that is physically connected to, attached to or adjacent to the certificate holder’s slot machine licensed facility for a period not to exceed 18 months.

       (C)   A nonprimary location of a Category 1 slot machine licensee under 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93 upon Board approval in consultation with the State Horse Racing Commission.

     (ii)   The term does not include a redundancy facility or an interactive gaming or interactive sports wagering restricted area which is not located on the premises of a licensed facility as approved by the Board and which is maintained and operated by a certificate holder, interactive gaming operator or sports wagering operator in connection with sports wagering.

   Sports wagering certificate—A certificate awarded by the Board under this subpart that authorizes a slot machine licensee to conduct sports wagering in accordance with this subpart.

   Sports wagering certificate holder—A slot machine licensee to whom the Board has awarded a sports wagering certificate.

   Sports wagering device—Any mechanical, electrical or computerized contrivance, terminal, machine or other device, apparatus, equipment or supplies approved by the Board and used to conduct sports wagering.

   Sports wagering gaming service provider—A person that is not required to be licensed as a sports wagering operator, interactive gaming operator, sports wagering manufacturer, sports wagering supplier, interactive gaming manufacturer or interactive gaming supplier and:

     (i)   Provides goods or services to a sports wagering certificate holder, interactive gaming operator or sports wagering operator for the operation of sports wagering.

     (ii)   Is determined to be a sports wagering gaming service provider by the Board.

   Sports wagering interactive system—All hardware, software and communications that comprise a type of server-based sports wagering system for the purpose of offering authorized sports wagering, mobile sports wagering or interactive sports wagering in this Commonwealth when authorized by the Board.

   Sports wagering interactive web site—The interactive gaming skin through which a sports wagering certificate holder, or interactive gaming operator or sports wagering operator on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder, makes authorized sports wagering, mobile sports wagering or interactive sports wagering available for play when authorized by the Board.

   Sports wagering manufacturer—A person who manufactures, builds, rebuilds, fabricates, assembles, produces, programs, designs, sells, leases, offers or otherwise makes modifications to any authorized sports wagering device or associated equipment for use or operation in this Commonwealth for sports wagering purposes.

   Sports wagering manufacturer license—A license issued by the Board authorizing a sports wagering manufacturer to manufacture, build, rebuild, fabricate, assemble, produce, program, design, sell, lease, offer or otherwise make modifications to any authorized sports wagering device or associated equipment for use or operation in this Commonwealth for sports wagering purposes.

   Sports wagering operator—A person licensed by the Board to operate sports wagering, a mobile sports wagering system or an interactive sports wagering system, through the provision of an interactive gaming or sports wagering platform, on behalf of sports wagering certificate holder. The term includes an interactive gaming operator applicant or licensee that seeks to operate sports wagering, mobile sports wagering or an interactive sports wagering system on behalf of sports wagering certificate holder.

   Sports wagering platform—The combination of hardware and software or other technology designed and used to manage, conduct and record mobile sports wagering or interactive sports wagering activity as approved by the Board. The term includes any emerging or new technology deployed to advance the conduct and operation of sports wagering, mobile sports wagering or interactive sports wagering activity as approved through regulation by the Board.

   Sports wagering restricted area—Any room or area, as approved by the Board, used by a sports wagering certificate holder, interactive gaming operator or sports wagering operator to manage, control and operate sports wagering, including, when approved by the Board, redundancy facilities and remote gaming server locations.

   Sports wagering supplier

     (i)   A person who provides, distributes or services any authorized sports wagering device or associated equipment for use or operation in this Commonwealth for sports wagering purposes that is not otherwise required to be licensed as a sports wagering manufacturer.

     (ii)   The term includes a person that provides risk management services, integrity services or odds to a sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee.

     (iii)   The term does not include a person that provides raw data to a sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee.

   Sports wagering supplier license—A license issued by the Board authorizing a sports wagering supplier to provide products or services related to any authorized sports wagering device or associated equipment or that provides risk management services, integrity services or odds to a sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee for use or operation in this Commonwealth for sports wagering purposes.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  1403.6 (relating to sports wagering manufacturer licensee responsibilities); 58 Pa. Code §  1404.6 (relating to sports wagering supplier licensee responsibilities); 58 Pa. Code §  1405.3 (relating to sports wagering gaming service provider registration applications); and 58 Pa. Code §  1405.4 (relating to qualification of individuals and entities of certified sports wagering gaming service providers).

§ 1401.3. Initial and renewal authorization and license fees.

 (a)  Prior to the Board issuing a sports wagering certificate, an interactive gaming operator license, sports wagering operator license or renewal thereof, the sports wagering certificate holder, interactive gaming operator licensee or sports wagering operator licensee shall pay the authorization or license fee.

 (b)  If an interactive gaming operator licensee has already remitted the required licensing fee, the Board will not assess an additional fee for the interactive gaming operator licensee to acquire a sports wagering operator license.

§ 1401.4. Sports wagering certificate petition and standards.

 (a)  A slot machine licensee seeking to offer sports wagering in this Commonwealth may petition the Board for a sports wagering certificate.

 (b)  A petitioner for a sports wagering certificate shall submit all of the following to the Board:

   (1)  The name, business address and contact information of the slot machine licensee petitioning for a sports wagering certificate.

   (2)  The name, business address and contact information of any affiliate, sports wagering operator or other person that will be a party to an agreement with the sports wagering certificate petitioner related to the operation of sports wagering on behalf of the sports wagering certificate petitioner and a description of the services to be provided.

   (3)  The name and business address, job title and a photograph of each principal and key employee of the sports wagering petitioner who will be involved in the conduct of sports wagering and whether or not the principal or key employee is currently licensed by the Board.

   (4)  A statement identifying what types of sports wagering, including the sporting events, the sports wagering certificate petitioner intends to offer.

   (5)  A statement identifying whether the sports wagering petitioner intends to offer land-based sports wagering, mobile sports wagering, interactive sports wagering or a combination thereof.

   (6)  A statement identifying whether the sports wagering petitioner intends to utilize a temporary facility for its land-based sports wagering operations or system.

   (7)  If the petitioner is a Category 1 slot machine licensee, a statement identifying whether the sports wagering petitioner intends to offer land-based sports wagering in a nonprimary location.

   (8)  The estimated number of full-time and part-time employment positions that will be created as a result of sports wagering if a sports wagering certificate is issued.

   (9)  An updated hiring plan under section 1510(a) of the act (relating to labor hiring preferences) which outlines the sports wagering certificate petitioners plan to promote the representation of diverse groups and Commonwealth residents in the employment positions.

   (10)  A brief description of the economic benefits expected to be realized by the Commonwealth if a sports wagering certificate is issued.

   (11)  The details of any financing obtained or that will be obtained to fund an expansion or modification of the sports wagering certificate petitioner’s licensed facility to accommodate sports wagering and to otherwise fund the cost of commencing sports wagering.

   (12)  Information and documentation concerning financial background and resources to establish the financial stability, integrity and responsibility of the sports wagering certificate petitioner.

   (13)  Information and documentation concerning the terms of any agreement with a sports wagering operator.

   (14)  Information and documentation to establish that the sports wagering certificate petitioner has sufficientbusiness ability and experience to conduct a successful sports wagering operation, including the sports wagering certificate petitioner’s history in slot machine and table game operations, employment data and capital investment in casino operations.

   (15)  Information and documentation that the sports wagering certificate petitioner has or will have the financial ability to pay the sports wagering authorization fee.

   (16)  Detailed site plans identifying the proposed sports wagering area and sports wagering restricted area, including security and surveillance plans and plans relative to compliance with the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P.S. § §  637.1—637.11).

   (17)  An overview of all of the following:

     (i)   The sports wagering certificate petitioner’s initial system of internal and accounting controls applicable to sports wagering including the areas described in paragraph (16).

     (ii)   The sports wagering certificate petitioner’s proposed standards to protect, with a reasonable degree of certainty, the privacy and security of its registered players.

     (iii)   The sports wagering devices and associated equipment and mobile sports wagering or interactive sports wagering system, or both, that the sports wagering certificate petitioner plans to or will utilize to manage, administer or control its sports wagering operations or systems as well as the identity of any third parties providing these devices and associated equipment.

   (18)  A description of accounting systems, including accounting systems for all of the following:

     (i)   Sports wagering accounts.

     (ii)   Per wager charges, if applicable.

     (iii)   Transparency and reporting to the Board and the Department.

     (iv)   Ongoing auditing and internal control compliance reviews.

   (19)  A description outlining the impact that sports wagering petitioner’s plans will have on the number of slot machines and table games in operation at its licensed facility.

   (20)  An overview of any necessary additions to the petitioner’s Compulsive and Problem Gambling Plan necessitated by sports wagering.

 (c)  The Board will approve a sports wagering petition if the petitioner establishes all of the following by clear and convincing evidence:

   (1)  The petitioner’s slot machine license and table game operation certificate are in good standing with the Board.

   (2)  The conduct of sports wagering at the petitioner’s licensed facility will increase revenues and employment opportunities.

   (3)  The petitioner possesses adequate funds or has secured adequate financing to:

     (i)   Fund any necessary expansion or modification of the petitioner’s licensed facility to accommodate the conduct of sports wagering.

     (ii)   Pay the authorization fee in accordance with section 13C61 of the act (relating to sports wagering authorization fee).

     (iii)   Commence sports wagering operations or system at its licensed facility.

   (4)  The petitioner has the financial stability, integrity and responsibility to conduct sports wagering.

   (5)  The petitioner has sufficient business ability and experience to create and maintain a successful sports wagering operation.

   (6)  The petitioner’s proposed internal and external security and proposed surveillance measures within the area of the licensed facility where the petitioner seeks to conduct sports wagering are adequate.

   (7)  The petitioner has satisfied the petition requirements.

§ 1401.5. Conduct of sports wagering generally.

 (a)  Sports wagering may only be conducted in this Commonwealth by a sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder. A sports wagering operator may be a licensed interactive gaming operator and provide interactive gaming and sports wagering services on behalf of certificate holders.

 (b)  Sports wagering conducted in this Commonwealth by a sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder may only be offered to players as follows:

   (1)  At a designated, clearly identified area, comprised of not less than 1,000 square feet, at the sports wagering certificate holder’s licensed facility.

   (2)  At a temporary facility that is physically connected to, attached to or adjacent to the sports wagering certificate holder’s slot machine licensed facility for a period not to exceed 18 months.

   (3)  At a nonprimary location of a Category 1 slot machine licensee under 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93 (relating to race horse industry reform).

   (4)  At an area not identified in paragraphs (1)—(3) as approved by the Board.

   (5)  Through a single interactive web site or mobile application that clearly and prominently displays the name of the sports wagering certificate holder.

 (c)  Sports wagering certificate holders may employ the services of one sports wagering operator licensee to assist its sports wagering operations through any or all of the means identified in subsection (b).

 (d)  A sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder may not offer sports wagering to players that are:

   (1)  Under 21 years of age.

   (2)  On the Board’s sports wagering exclusion list.

   (3)  On the Board’s sports wagering self-exclusion list.

 (e)  A sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder seeking to offer an interactive sportsbook shall have a server or other equipment located in this Commonwealth that is capable of receiving sports wagering bets and that conforms with the requirements set forth by the Board.

 (f)  A sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder seeking to offer an interactive sportsbook shall utilize geolocation tools to ensure players placing sports wagering bets are located in this Commonwealth.

 (g)  A sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder shall employ the services of a third-party integrity monitor that is licensed by the Board to assist the sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder in protecting against and identifying suspicious or illegal sports wagering activities, or otherwise demonstrate to the Board’s satisfaction that it has established an in-house unit capable of performing this function with appropriate segregation of functions and reporting duties.

 (h)  A sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensees on behalf of sports wagering certificate holders shall employ the services of a third-party risk manager that is licensed by the Board to assist the certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder licensee to manage the risk and liabilities associated with operating a sportsbook, or otherwise demonstrate to the Board’s satisfaction that it has established an in-house unit capable of performing this function with appropriate segregation of functions and reporting duties.

 (i)  A sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder may not offer a sportsbook through any of the means identified in subsection (b) to players in this Commonwealth until the Board approves all necessary associated applications, including applications of key employees, gaming employees, manufacturers, suppliers and gaming service providers.

 (j)  A sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder shall comply with all applicable Federal laws governing the conduct of sports wagering and interstate commerce.

Source

   The temporary provisions for this §  1401.5 adopted July 27, 2018, effective July 28, 2018, expire July 28, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 4493, unless otherwise noted.

§ 1401.6. Permitted sports wagering activities.

 (a)  A sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder shall submit to the Board for approval the events and types of wagers it proposes offering to players prior to accepting any sports wagering bets.

 (b)  The Board may permit a sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder to offer wagering on any of the following events:

   (1)  Professional athletic events.

   (2)  Collegiate athletic events.

   (3)  Professional motor race events.

   (4)  International team and international individual athletic events including those events governed by the International Olympic Committee and the International Federation of Association Football.

 (c)  The Board may permit a sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder to offer the any of the following types of wagers on the events enumerated in subsection (b):

   (1)  Exchange wagering—A marketplace which permits patrons to bet with or against each other through a gaming platform operated and managed by a sports wagering operator.

   (2)  In-game wagers—Wagers placed on the outcome of an athletic event after the athletic event has started and can continue during the course of live play of the athletic event.

   (3)  Parlay wagers—A wager on two or more outcomes in which all outcome wagers must win or cover for the patron to win or, a series of three or more teams in 2-team parlays. For the patron to win, all of the teams must cover/win.

   (4)  Proposition wagering—Wagers placed on the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific outcome of events within a game not directly involving the game’s final outcome.

   (5)  Straight wagers—A wager on a single game or single event that will be determined by a point spread, money line or total score.

   (6)  Other types of wagers as approved by the Board.

 (d)  A sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator licensee shall make available to patrons a clear explanation of all types of wagers permitted by the Board and events on which those wagers are permitted.

 (e)  A sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee on behalf of a sports wagering certificate holder may place a layoff wager with another sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee located in this Commonwealth for the purpose of offsetting patron wagers made under Subpart Q (relating to sports wagering) provided that:

   (1)  The sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee placing the layoff wager discloses its identity to the sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee receiving the layoff wager and

   (2)  The receiving sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee agrees to accept the layoff wager after receiving notification of the identity of the sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee placing the layoff wager.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  1401.6 adopted September 14, 2018, effective September 15, 2018, expire September 15, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 5728.

§ 1401.7. Prohibited and restricted sports wagering activities.

 (a)  The following sports wagering activity is prohibited:

   (1)  Wagering on high school athletic events governed by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association or a similar governing body.

   (2)  Wagering on amateur athletic events, other than collegiate athletic events, unless otherwise specifically approved by the Board.

   (3)  Any other sports wagering activity as prohibited by the Board.

 (b)  A sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee is prohibited from:

   (1)  Knowingly accepting wagers from athletes on athletic events of the type in which the athlete participates as well as athletic events governed by the same governing body under which the athlete competes.

   (2)  Knowingly accepting wagers from a person who holds a position of authority or influence sufficient to exert influence over the participants in an athletic event, or a person professionally connected to an athletic event or governing body including referees, officials, coaches, managers, handlers, athletic trainers or a person with access to certain types of exclusive information on any athletic event overseen by the governing body.

   (3)  Knowingly accepting wagers from a person the certificate holder or licensee has reason to believe or suspect is placing the wager on behalf of or for the benefit of another individual that is prohibited from participating in sports wagering under these regulations or other applicable State or Federal law.

   (4)  Encouraging or instructing a patron to attempt to or to structure wagers in any manner that is an attempt to evade or circumvent these regulations or other applicable State or Federal law.

   (5)  Knowingly accept or hold cash or cash equivalents with the understanding that the moneys will be used to place a wager upon the occurrence of a specified future contingency unless a sports wagering ticket/voucher detailing the wager is immediately issued upon the sports wagering certificate holder’s and sports wagering operator licensee’s acceptance of the moneys.

   (6)  Knowingly accept any wagers other than those permitted by the Board and shall only accept wagers on events and odds posted by the sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee.

 (c)  An athlete or person who holds a position of authority or influence sufficient to exert influence over the participants in an athletic event, or a person professionally connected to an athletic event or governing body including coaches, managers, handlers, athletic trainers, team physicians or other physicians providing medical consultation or treatment of an athletic participant or a person with access to certain types of exclusive information on any athletic event overseen by the governing body is prohibited from having any ownership interest in or control of a sports wagering certificate holder or a sports wagering operator.

 (d)  Sports wagering certificate holders and sports wagering operators are prohibited from having any ownership interest in or control of an athletic team, organization or governing body of an athletic team or organization upon which the sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator accepts wagers.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  1401.7 adopted September 14, 2018, effective September 15, 2018, expire September 15, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 5728.

§ 1401.8. Persons prohibited from engaging in sports wagering activities.

 (a)  No person under 21 years of age of may engage in sports wagering with a sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee.

 (b)  No collegiate or professional athlete, referee, official, coach, manager, handler or athletic trainer or employee or contractor of a team or athletic organization who has access to nonpublic information concerning an athlete or team may engage in sports wagering on an athletic event or the performance of an individual in the athletic event in which the person is participating or otherwise has access to nonpublic or exclusive information.

 (c)  No collegiate or professional athlete, referee, official, coach, manager, handler, athletic trainer or employee of a team or athletic organization who has access to nonpublic information concerning an athlete or team may engage in sports wagering on an athletic event or the performance of an individual in athletic events in the sport or league in which the person is involved.

 (d)  No person identified in subsections (a)—(c) may collect any winnings or recoup any losses from a sports wagering certificate holder or sports wagering operator licensee as a result of engaging in sports wagering in violation of this section.

 (e)  Winnings of a person prohibited from engaging in sports wagering under this section shall be forfeited to the Board.

 (f)  An athletic team or the governing body or league of an athletic team may provide to the Board a list of all persons within the teams’ organization as well as all league officials or referees prohibited from engaging in sports wagering under this section, along with the specific type of athletic events from which the person is prohibited from participating in sports wagering activities. The Board shall provide that list of persons identified by the athletic team or governing body or league to sports wagering certificate holders and sports wagering operator licensees to facilitate these prohibitions on sports wagering activities.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  1401.8 adopted September 14, 2018, effective September 15, 2018, expire September 15, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 5728.



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