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58 Pa. Code § 1403.7. Sports wagering manufacturer licensee change of control.

§ 1403.7. Sports wagering manufacturer licensee change of control.

 (a)  For purposes of this section, a change of control of a sports wagering manufacturer licensee will be deemed to have occurred when a person or group of persons acquires:

   (1)  More than 20% of a sports wagering manufacturer licensee’s securities, assets or other ownership interests.

   (2)  More than 20% of the securities or other ownership interests of a corporation or other form of business entity that owns directly or indirectly at least 20% of the voting or other securities or other ownership interests of the sports wagering manufacturer licensee.

   (3)  Any other interest in a sports wagering manufacturer licensee which allows the acquirer to control the sports wagering manufacturer licensee.

 (b)  A sports wagering manufacturer licensee shall notify the Bureau and the Bureau of Licensing by filing a Notification of Proposed Transfer of Interest Form immediately upon becoming aware of any proposed or contemplated change of control of the sports wagering manufacturer licensee.

 (c)  Prior to acquiring a controlling interest in a sports wagering manufacturer licensee, the acquirer shall file a petition in accordance with §  493a.4 (relating to petitions generally) requesting Board approval of the acquisition. The petition must include all of the following:

   (1)  A copy of all documents governing the acquisition.

   (2)  Completed applications for the acquiring company, as required under this chapter and principals as required under Chapter 433a (relating to principal licenses) and §  1406.2 (relating to sports wagering gaming principals).

   (3)  An affirmation that neither the acquirer nor any of its affiliates, intermediaries, subsidiaries or holding companies is a slot machine licensee or sports wagering certificate petitioner or holder and that the acquirer has neither applied for nor holds a sports wagering supplier license.

 (d)  A person or group of persons seeking to acquire a controlling interest in a sports wagering manufacturer licensee shall promptly provide any additional information requested by the Board and Board staff and cooperate with the Bureau in any investigations related to the petition filed under subsection (c).

 (e)  A person or group of persons may not acquire a controlling interest in a sports wagering manufacturer licensee until the petition required under subsection (c) has been approved. A person or group of persons seeking to acquire a controlling interest in a sports wagering manufacturer licensee and the sports wagering manufacturer licensee may enter into an agreement of sale that is contingent on Board approval of the petition.

 (f)  The requirements of this section do not apply to the acquisition of a controlling interest in a sports wagering manufacturer licensee when all of the following conditions are met:

   (1)  The acquirer is an existing licensed slot machine, table game, interactive gaming or video gaming terminal manufacturer.

   (2)  The existing licensed sports wagering manufacturer has provided the Bureau and the Bureau of Licensing notification and a copy of all documents governing the acquisition at least 60 days prior to the acquisition.

   (3)  After reviewing the documentation, the Bureau and the Bureau of Licensing determine that the filing of a petition is not required.



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