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61 Pa. Code § 901.506. Credit play.

§ 901.506. Credit play.

 (a)  Playing of games of chance shall be on a cash basis.

 (b)  Cash includes checks and money orders but does not include the use of a type of credit or debit card.

 (c)  The consideration to play a game of chance shall be collected in full, by cash, check or money order, in advance of a play.

 (d)  Credit play may not be extended to a player.

 (e)  A licensed eligible organization may not permit the purchase of tickets by means of a deferred payment plan.

 (f)  Licensed eligible organizations may establish their own policies concerning acceptance of checks. A licensed eligible organization is not required to accept a check.

 (g)  A licensed eligible organization, manufacturer or distributor may not grant a non de minimis loan or gift to a player, a licensed eligible organization, distributor or manufacturer.

 (h)  Postdated or altered checks may not be accepted.

 (i)  On the specific date on which the check was written, a licensed eligible organization may allow a player to buy back a check with cash or return a player’s check to the player as part of a prize payout. Licensed eligible organizations may not unnecessarily delay the bank deposit of a check to accommodate either of these activities.

 (j)  A licensed eligible organization may not lend or provide the use of gambling funds to a person as a loan.


   The provisions of this §  901.506 amended August 11, 2006, effective August 12, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 4475. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (265903).

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