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58 Pa. Code § 812a.7. Player funding of accounts.

§ 812a.7. Player funding of accounts.

 (a)  A player’s interactive gaming account may be funded through the use of all of the following:

   (1)  Cash deposits made directly with the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator.

   (2)  Personal checks, cashier’s checks, wire transfer and money order deposits made directly or mailed to the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator.

   (3)  A player’s credit card or debit card, including prepaid cards.

   (4)  A player’s deposit of cash, gaming vouchers or gaming chips at a cashiering location approved by the Board.

   (5)  A player’s reloadable prepaid card, which has been verified as being issued to the player and is nontransferable.

   (6)  Cash complimentaries, promotional credits or bonus credits.

   (7)  Winnings.

   (8)  Automated clearing house (ACH) transfer, provided that the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator has security measures and controls to prevent ACH fraud. A failed ACH deposit attempt may not be considered fraudulent if the player has successfully deposited funds through an ACH transfer on a previous occasion with no outstanding chargebacks. If the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator suspects fraud after multiple failed ACH deposit attempts, the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator may temporarily freeze or suspend the player’s account to investigate and, if the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator determines that fraud has occurred, suspend the player’s account.

   (9)  Adjustments made by the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator following the resolution of disputes provided there is documented notification to the player.

   (10)  Any other means as approved by the Board.

 (b)  An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator shall neither extend credit to a player nor allow the deposit of funds into an interactive gaming account that are derived from the extension of credit by affiliates or agents of the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator.

 (c)  A player’s interactive gaming account may not have a negative account balance as a result of the placement of any wager in the interactive gaming system.

 (d)  Player account balances must be updated after each game cycle to ensure that sufficient funds are available for any future real money games the player may choose to play.

 (e)  Interactive gaming certificate holders or interactive gaming operators shall not accept or facilitate a wager:

   (1)  On any interactive game not approved by the Board for play in this Commonwealth.

   (2)  On any interactive game which the certificate holder or operator knows or reasonably should know is not between individuals.

   (3)  On any interactive game which the certificate holder or operator knows or reasonably should know is made by a person who has elected to temporarily suspend his or her interactive gaming account and the period of temporary suspension has not expired.

   (4)  On any interactive game which the certificate holder or operator knows or reasonably should know is made by a person on the interactive gaming self-exclusion list or the Board’s involuntary exclusion list as it pertains to interactive gaming.

   (5)  From a person who the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator knows or reasonably should know is placing the wager in violation of State or Federal law.

   (6)  From any licensed individual who is not permitted to participate in interactive gaming by virtue of his position with an interactive gaming certificate holder, interactive gaming operator or other affiliated entity.

 (f)  All adjustments to interactive gaming accounts for amounts of $500 or under shall be periodically reviewed by supervisory personnel as set forth in the interactive gaming certificate holder’s or interactive gaming operator’s internal controls. All other adjustments shall be authorized by supervisory personnel prior to being entered.



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