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58 Pa. Code § 187.2. Telephone wagering account.

§ 187.2. Telephone wagering account.

 (a)  Application. A telephone wagering account is necessary to place telephone wagers. An applicant shall be at least 18 years of age. A telephone wagering account may be established by completing a written form approved by the Commission. The form shall include the address of the principal residence of the applicant and a statement that a false statement made in regard to an application may subject the individual to prosecution under 18 Pa.C.S. §  4904 (relating to unsworn falsification to authorities). A completed form shall be signed by the applicant and submitted or mailed by the applicant directly to the licensed corporation at the corporation’s racetrack facility. The licensed corporation may accept or reject an application after receipt and review of the application for compliance with statutes and this chapter.

 (b)  Limitation. A licensed corporation may not establish a telephone wagering account for a person located in or residing in the primary market area of a racetrack, other than the racetrack at which the licensed corporation is conducting a racing meet. The licensed corporation may establish a telephone wagering account for a person located in or residing in the primary market area of the track at which the licensed corporation is conducting a meet. If two tracks share a primary market area as defined in section 218(e) of the act (4 P. S. §  325.218(e)), both tracks shall have equal rights to the market in the shared area.

 (c)  Account credits. Credits to a telephone wagering account may be made only as follows:

   (1)  Deposits made to a telephone wagering account by the holder shall be submitted or mailed by the holder directly to the licensed corporation and shall be in the form of one of the following:

     (i)   Cash given to an agent of the licensed corporation within the racetrack enclosure.

     (ii)   Check, money order or negotiable order of withdrawal.

     (iii)   Charges made to an account holder’s debit or credit card upon the direct and personal instruction, which may be given by telephone to the licensed corporation by the account holder if the use of the card has been approved by the Commission.

   (2)  Credit for winnings from wagers placed with funds in a telephone wagering account and credit for telephone account wagers on horses that are scratched shall be posted to the account by the licensed corporation.

 (d)  Account debits. Debits to a telephone wagering account may be made as follows:

   (1)  Upon receipt by a licensed corporation of a telephone wager properly placed under statutes and this chapter, the corporation shall debit the wagerer’s account in the amount of the wager.

   (2)  A licensed corporation may authorize a withdrawal from a telephone wagering account when one of the following exists:

     (i)   The holder of a telephone wagering account presents himself at the licensed corporation’s racetrack facility and provides the following:

       (A)   Proper identification.

       (B)   The correct personal identification number assigned under §  187.3(a)(3) (relating to wagering).

       (C)   A properly completed and executed withdrawal slip on a form approved by the Commission.

     (ii)   The holder sends to the licensed corporation at the corporation’s racetrack facility a properly completed and executed withdrawal slip on a form approved by the Commission. Upon receipt of a properly completed and executed withdrawal form, and if there are sufficient funds in the account to cover the withdrawal, the licensed corporation shall, within 2 business days of receipt, send a check to the holder at the address specified in the application for the telephone wagering account. The check shall be payable to the holder of the telephone wagering account and in the amount of the requested withdrawal.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  187.3 (relating to wagering).



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