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58 Pa. Code § 817a.3. Interactive gaming skins.

§ 817a.3. Interactive gaming skins.

 (a)  Under the act, the Board may issue an interactive gaming certificate to slot machine licensees to conduct interactive gaming in this Commonwealth, directly or through an interactive gaming operator acting on behalf of the interactive gaming certificate holder under the terms of an interactive gaming agreement that has been approved by the Board. For purposes of this subpart, ‘‘slot machine licensee’’ includes all Category 1, 2 and 3 slot machine licensees, and eligible qualified gaming entities.

 (b)  Under the act, the Board may authorize interactive gaming certificate holders or interactive gaming operators operating an interactive gaming system on behalf of an interactive gaming certificate holder to deploy interactive gaming skins or interactive gaming web sites, including through mobile applications, to facilitate the conduct of interactive gaming activities for registered players in this Commonwealth or registered players in any other state or jurisdiction which the Commonwealth has entered into an interactive gaming reciprocal agreement.

 (c)  Interactive gaming operators are not permitted to offer interactive games in this Commonwealth independent from an interactive gaming certificate holder and the interactive gaming certificate holder’s webpage or the webpage of an entity within the interactive gaming certificate holder’s organizational structure.

 (d)  Interactive gaming certificate holders and interactive gaming operators acting on behalf of an interactive gaming certificate holder may only offer interactive gaming in this Commonwealth through the interactive gaming certificate holder’s webpage or mobile application or the webpage or mobile application of an entity within the interactive gaming certificate holder’s organizational structure.

 (e)  Interactive gaming certificate holders and interactive gaming operators operating an interactive gaming system on behalf of an interactive gaming certificate holder shall obtain Board approval of all interactive gaming skins operated on behalf of the interactive gaming certificate holder for purposes of conducting interactive gaming in this Commonwealth.

 (f)  To ensure compliance with the act, a slot machine licensee or eligible qualified gaming entity shall petition for and obtain its own interactive gaming certificate to operate interactive gaming operations in this Commonwealth.

 (g)  Nothing in this section is intended to prohibit interactive gaming certificate holders from entering into interactive gaming operation agreements with multiple licensed interactive gaming operators to offer interactive games the Board has authorized the interactive gaming certificate holder to conduct.

 (h)  Nothing in this section is intended to prohibit interactive gaming operators from entering into interactive gaming operation agreements with multiple interactive gaming certificate holders to offer interactive games the Board has authorized the interactive gaming certificate holder to conduct.

 (i)  Nothing in this section is intended to prohibit interactive gaming certificate holders or interactive gaming operators operating an interactive gaming system on behalf of an interactive gaming certificate holder from conducting interactive gaming utilizing players registered in other jurisdictions with which the Commonwealth has entered into a reciprocal agreement permitting interstate interactive gaming.



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