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

11VAC10-45-30. Operations by account wagering licensee.

A. Before beginning operations in Virginia, the account wagering licensee must be qualified to do business in Virginia.

B. Any action that suspends or otherwise prohibits an account wagering licensee of the commission from operating in another state may be used as grounds for a suspension of its account wagering license in Virginia pursuant to § 59.1-385 C of the Code of Virginia.

C. All employees working on behalf of the account wagering licensee's account wagering center must either have a Virginia commission permit or be licensed, permitted or otherwise authorized by the state where the account wagering center is located.

D. Only individuals who have established accounts with an account wagering company licensed by the commission may wager through an account and that account must be with an account wagering company licensed in Virginia.

E. Opening an account.

1. An account wagering licensee shall require from an applicant the following information including, but not limited to:

a. Name;

b. Principal residence address;

c. Telephone number;

d. Social security number;

e. Age; and

f. Other information necessary for the account administration.

2. The information obtained from the applicant shall be verified by the account wagering licensee using means acceptable to the commission.

F. Administration of an account.

1. Each account holder's wagering account shall be administered in accordance with the terms of agreement, which have been approved by the commission, including but not limited to:

a. Deposits;

b. Credits to accounts;

c. Debits to accounts;

d. Withdrawals;

e. Minimum deposit; and

f. Fees, if any, per wager;

2. A person may not directly or indirectly act as an intermediary, transmitter or agent in the placing of wagers for an account holder. A person may not place a wager on behalf of an account holder. Only an account holder may place an account wager. Direct or indirect involvement as an intermediary, transmitter or agent in the placing of wagers includes a system, known as a transfer account or master account, whereby funds are deposited to one account from another account. This section does not prohibit use of credit or debit cards specifically approved by the account wagering center or the use of checks, money orders or negotiable orders of withdrawal;

3. An account wagering licensee shall maintain for at least one year all records of the opening and closing of accounts, wagers, earnings and withdrawals;

4. An account wagering licensee may close accounts for violation of its terms of agreement or other appropriate reasons;

5. An account wagering licensee may close wagering on any particular race or racetrack;

6. An account wagering licensee shall provide the account holder with appropriate identification materials and the terms of agreement; and

7. The principal residence address provided in writing by the account holder at the time of application is deemed to be the proper address for the purposes of mailing checks, statements of account, account withdrawals, notices, or other appropriate correspondence. The mailing of checks or other correspondence to the address given by the account holder shall be at the sole risk of the account holder.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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