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58 Pa. Code § 1407.2. Definitions.

§ 1407.2. Definitions.

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

   Authentication process—A method used by a system to verify the validity of software. The method requires calculation of an output digest, which is compared to a secure embedded value. The minimum output digest shall be of 128-bit complexity. Software shall be deemed to have been authenticated if the calculated digest equals the secure embedded value.

   Communication technology—The methods used and the components employed to facilitate the transmission of information including transmission and reception systems based on wire, cable, radio, microwave, light, optics or computer data networks.

   Onsite sportsbook—Sports wagering activities conducted by means of self-service kiosks or point of sale system in the sports wagering areas of a sports wagering certificate holder’s approved locations.

   Point of sale system—All the hardware, software and communications that comprises a stand-alone or integrated system capable of accepting sports wagers by means of terminals attended to by a cashier and is located at sports wagering certificate holder’s approved locations.

   Self-service kiosks—Unattended self-service booths or self-standing structure with computers, including touch-screen computers, at which a patron can place sports wagers and that dispenses sports wagering tickets/vouchers.

   Sports wagering account—Electronic account that may be established by a patron at a casino property for the purpose of sports wagering or by means of a sports wagering certificate holder’s or sports wagering operator’s interactive sports wagering skin or interactive sports wagering web site for the purpose of wagering under these regulations, including deposits, withdrawals, wagered amounts and payouts on winning wagers.

   Sports wagering communication—The transmission of a wager between a point of origin and a point of reception by aid of a communications technology.

   Sports wagering device and associated equipment—A self-service kiosk, point of sale system or other device, including associated equipment, used to accept sports wagering as permitted for use in this Commonwealth 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 operations—The business of accepting wagers on sports events or on the individual performance of athletes in a sporting event or combination of sporting events by any system or method of wagering, including over the internet, mobile applications and onsite sports wagering systems.

   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 shall include 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 system—All sports wagering devices, equipment, communication technology, software and hardware approved by the Board to conduct sports wagering in this Commonwealth.

   Ticket/Voucher redemption device—Unattended self-service booths or self-standing structures with computers, including touch-screen computers, at which a patron can redeem sports wagering tickets/vouchers and that dispenses winnings in the form of cash or cash equivalent.



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