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58 Pa. Code § 437a.2. Gaming service provider registration applications.

§ 437a.2. Gaming service provider registration applications.

 (a)  A gaming service provider seeking registration shall do one of the following:

   (1)  If the gaming service provider has or will be entering into an agreement to provide goods or services to a specific slot machine applicant or licensee, the gaming service provider shall complete an original and one copy of a Gaming Service Provider Registration Form—Sponsored. The original copy and the fee toward the cost of the investigation of the applicant posted on the Board’s web site shall be submitted to the Bureau of Licensing by the slot machine applicant or licensee for whom the gaming service provider will provide goods or services unless otherwise directed by the Bureau of Licensing.

   (2)  If a gaming service provider does not have an agreement to provide goods or services to a specific slot machine applicant or licensee but is seeking to conduct business with slot machine applicants or licensees, the gaming service provider shall complete an original and one copy of a Gaming Service Provider Registration Form—Unsponsored. The original, copy and the fee toward the cost of the investigation of the applicant, as posted on the Board’s web site, shall be submitted to the Bureau of Licensing by the gaming service provider unless otherwise directed by the Bureau of Licensing.

 (b)  In addition to the materials required under subsection (a), an applicant for a gaming service provider registration shall:

   (1)  Submit the nonrefundable application fee posted on the Board’s web site.

   (2)  Comply with the general application requirements in Chapters 421a and 423a (relating to general provisions; and applications; statement of conditions; wagering restrictions).

   (3)  Submit fingerprints of the following individuals in a manner prescribed by the Bureau:

     (i)   Each officer and director of the registered gaming service provider applicant. For purposes of this subparagraph, ‘‘officer’’ means a president, chief executive officer, a chief financial officer and a chief operating officer, and any person routinely performing corresponding functions with respect to an organization whether incorporated or unincorporated.

     (ii)   Each individual who has a direct or indirect ownership or beneficial interest of 10% or more in the registered gaming service provider applicant.

     (iii)   Each salesperson of a registered gaming service provider applicant who solicits business from, or has regular contact with, any representatives of a slot machine applicant or licensee or any employee of a registered gaming service provider applicant who will be engaging in that conduct.

 (c)  A person who holds any direct or indirect ownership or beneficial interest in a registered gaming service provider or applicant for gaming service provider registration, or has the right to any profits or distributions directly or indirectly, from the registered gaming service provider or applicant for gaming service provider registration may be required to submit fingerprints if the Bureau determines that the submission of fingerprints of the person is necessary to protect the public interest or to enhance the integrity of gaming in this Commonwealth.

 (d)  Each of the individuals required to submit fingerprints under subsection (b)(3) must be found qualified by the Board. An individual who is found qualified and is also a gaming or nongaming employee as defined in §  401a.3 (relating to definitions) shall obtain a gaming employee occupation permit in accordance with §  435a.3 (relating to occupation permit) or a nongaming employee registration in accordance with §  435a.5 (relating to nongaming employee registration).

 (e)  An applicant for a gaming service provider registration shall reimburse the Board for costs incurred in conducting the investigation of the applicant.

 (f)  A gaming service provider registration will not be issued until all fees and costs have been paid.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  437a.2 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1103, 1202(b)(9)—(23) and (30), 1205, 1206(f) and (g), 1207(1) and (2), 1208(1)(iii), 1209(b), 1212, 1213, 1317(c), 1317.1(c), 1317.2, 1321, 1326, 13A11, 13A12—13A14, 13A15 and 1802 and Chapter 13.

Source

   The provisions of this §  437a.2 amended May 16, 2008, effective May 17, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 2251; corrected August 14, 2009, effective August 15, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 4891; amended February 19, 2010, effective February 20, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 975; amended October 22, 2010, effective October 23, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6083; amended June 12, 2015, effective June 13, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 2829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (368722) to (368723).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  437a.9 (relating to permission to conduct business prior to certification or registration).



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