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58 Pa. Code § 809.7. Geolocation requirements.

§ 809.7. Geolocation requirements.

 (a)  An interactive gaming system must employ a mechanism to detect the physical location of a player upon logging into the interactive gaming system and as frequently as specified in the Board’s technical standards and the interactive gaming certificate holder’s or interactive gaming operator licensee’s approved internal controls submission. If the system detects that the physical location of the player is in an area unauthorized for an interactive gaming system, the system may not accept wagers and must disable any interactive gaming activity for that player until the player is in an authorized location.

 (b)  The geolocation system must be equipped to dynamically monitor the player’s location and block unauthorized attempts to access the interactive gaming system throughout the duration of the gaming session.

 (c)  An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee must prevent registered players within a licensed facility from accessing authorized interactive games on the registered player’s own computers or other devices through the use of geolocation technologies.

 (d)  Interactive gaming shall only occur within this Commonwealth unless the conduct of gaming is not inconsistent with Federal law, law of the jurisdiction, including any foreign nation, in which the participating player is located, or the gaming activity is conducted pursuant to a reciprocal agreement to which the Commonwealth is a party that is not inconsistent with Federal law.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  830.7 (relating to multiuse computing device and gaming platform requirements).

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