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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 45. Advance Deposit Account Wagering
4/7/2020

11VAC10-45-10. Definitions.

The following definitions and interpretations shall apply to these rules unless otherwise indicated or the text otherwise requires:

"Account" means an account for account wagering with a specific identifiable record of deposits, wagers, and withdrawals established by an account holder and managed by the account-wagering licensee.

"Account holder" means an individual who successfully completed an application and for whom the account-wagering licensee has opened an account.

"Account wagering center" means an actual location, equipment, and staff of an account wagering licensee or agents of the account wagering licensee involved in the management, servicing and operation of account wagering.

"Account wagering licensee" means an entity licensed by the commission to accept deposits and wagers, issue a receipt or other confirmation to the account holder evidencing such deposits and wagers, and transfer credits and debits to and from accounts.

"Advance deposit account wagering" (hereafter account wagering) means a method of pari-mutuel wagering conducted in the Commonwealth that is permissible under the Interstate Horseracing Act (15 USC § 3001 et seq.) and in which an individual may establish an account with an entity, licensed by the commission, to place pari-mutuel wagers in person or electronically.

"Applicant" means an individual who has submitted an application to establish an account with either (i) an account wagering licensee or (ii) a company applying for an account wagering license from the commission.

"Commission" means the Virginia Racing Commission.

"Confidential information" means:

1. The amount of money credited to, debited from, withdrawn from, or present in any particular account holder's account;

2. The amount of money wagered by a particular account holder on any race or series of races;

3. The account number and secure personal identification code of a particular account holder;

4. The identities of particular entries on which the account holder is wagering or has wagered; and

5. Unless otherwise authorized by the account holder, the name, address, and other information in the possession of the account wagering center and race meet licensee that would identify the account holder to anyone other than the commission or the account wagering licensee.

"Credits" means all inflow of money to an account.

"Debits" means all outflow of money from an account.

"Deposit" means a payment of money by cash, check, money order, credit card, debit card, or electronic funds transfer made by an account holder to the account holder's account.

"Handle" means the total amount of all pari-mutuel wagering sales excluding refunds and cancellations.

"Individual" means any natural person at least 18 years of age, but does not include any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust, estate or other legal entity.

"Other electronic media" means any electronic communication device or combination of devices including but not limited to personal computers, the Internet, private networks, interactive televisions and wireless communication technologies or other technologies approved by the commission.

"Principal residence address" means the street address identified by an applicant or a current account holder as that individual's residential address, as such address may be verified by the account wagering licensee.

"Proper identification" means a form of identification accepted in the normal course of business to establish that the person making a transaction is an account holder.

"Retainage" means the total amount deducted from the pari-mutuel wagering pool for (i) a license fee to the commission and localities, (ii) the unlimited license, (iii) purse money for the participants, (iv) the Virginia Breeders Fund, and (v) certain enumerated organizations as required or permitted by law, regulation or contract approved by the commission.

"Secure personal identification code" means either a numeric or an alpha-numeric character code chosen by an account holder as a means by which the account wagering licensee may verify a wager or account transaction as authorized by the account holder.

"Source market fee area" means the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Terms of agreement" means the agreement, approved by the commission, between an account wagering licensee and an account holder that includes but is not limited to the deposits, credits, debits, withdrawals and the opening and closing of accounts.

"Withdrawal" means a payment of money from an account by the account wagering licensee to the account holder when properly requested by the account holder.

"Withdrawal slip" means a form provided by the account wagering licensee for use by an account holder in withdrawing funds from an account.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 20, Issue 22, eff. September 27, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 05, eff. December 12, 2007; Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. September 9, 2015.

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