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58 Pa. Code § 815.5. Certificate holder and licensee duties.

§ 815.5. Certificate holder and licensee duties.

 (a)  An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee shall train its employees and establish procedures to do all of the following:

   (1)  Refuse wagers from and deny gaming privileges to an interactive gaming self-excluded person.

   (2)  Deny gaming related activities and benefits to an interactive gaming self-excluded person.

   (3)  Ensure that interactive gaming self-excluded persons do not receive, either from the interactive gaming certificate holder, interactive gaming operator licensee or any agent thereof, targeted mailings, telemarketing promotions, player club materials or other promotional materials relating to interactive gaming activities.

   (4)  Make available to patrons materials explaining the interactive gaming self-exclusion program.

 (b)  An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee shall submit a copy of its procedures and training materials established under this subsection to the Director of the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gaming (OCPG) for review and approval at least 30 days prior to initiation of interactive gaming activities on interactive gaming sites. The interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee will be notified in writing of any deficiencies in the procedures and training materials and may submit revisions to the procedures and training materials to the Director of the OCPG. An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee may not commence operations until the Director of the OCPG approves the procedures and training.

 (c)  An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee shall submit amendments to the procedures and training materials required under this subsection to the Director of the OCPG for review and approval at least 30 days prior to the intended implementation date of the amendments. The interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee may implement the amendments on the 30th calendar day following the filing of the amendments unless the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee receives a notice under this subsection objecting to the amendments.

 (d)  If during the 30-day review period the Director of the OCPG determines that the amendments to the procedures and training materials may not promote the prevention of interactive gaming by self-excluded individuals or assist in the proper administration of the interactive gaming self-exclusion program, the Director of the OCPG may, by written notice to the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee, object to the amendments. The objection will:

   (1)  Specify the nature of the objection and, when possible, an acceptable alternative.

   (2)  Direct that the amendments not be implemented until approved by the Director of the OCPG.

 (e)  When the amendments to the procedures and training materials have been objected to under this subsection, the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee may submit revised amendments in accordance with this subsection.

 (f)  The list of interactive gaming self-excluded persons is confidential, and any distribution of the list to an unauthorized source constitutes a violation of the act.

 (g)  An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator licensee shall report the discovery of an interactive gaming self-excluded person that did or attempt to engage in interactive gaming related activities to the Director of the OCPG within 24 hours.



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