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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 5. Virginia Lottery Board
Chapter 60. Self-Exclusion Program

11VAC5-60-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Department" or "Virginia Lottery" means the independent agency responsible for the administration of the Virginia Lottery pursuant to Chapters 40 (§ 58.1-4000 et seq.) and 41 (§ 58.1-4100 et seq.) of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Self-excluded individual" means any individual whose name is included, at the individual's own request, on the self-exclusion list maintained by the department.

"Self-exclusion list" means a list maintained by the department of names of individuals who, pursuant to this chapter, have voluntarily agreed to refrain from (i) playing any account-based lottery game authorized under the provisions of the Virginia Lottery Law; (ii) participating in sports betting, as defined in § 58.1-4030 of the Code of Virginia; (iii) participating in casino gaming, as defined in § 58.1-4100 of the Code of Virginia; and (iv) participating in gaming activities administered by the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs or the Virginia Racing Commission. Self-excluded individuals whose names are on the self-exclusion list are prohibited from collecting any winnings or recovering any losses resulting from violation of the restrictions to which such individuals have agreed.

"Targeted mailing" means an advertisement or promotional offer directed to an individual on the basis of specific criteria, such as being a member or former member of a casino rewards club, a former sports betting participant, or a participant in social games. "Targeted mailing" does not include mass mailings made to an entire area or zip code nor does it include an advertisement that arrives in a packet of five or more non-gaming advertisements if such packet of advertisements is addressed to "resident," "occupant," or some similar wording and not to a specific individual. "Targeted mailing" further does not include any internet "pop-up" advertisement that appears on an individual's computer or mobile device on the basis of the individual's internet protocol address.

"Thing of value" means anything of value that may be used to engage in lottery, sports betting, or casino gaming activity, including cash and other forms of payment permissible under Chapters 40 (§ 58.1-4000 et seq.) and 41 (§ 58.1-4100 et seq.) of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia, as well as free play offers and incentives.

"Winnings" means the aggregate total of proceeds from each individual winning lottery ticket or sports wager or casino game and shall not be reduced by any individual losses resulting from such activities.

Statutory Authority

§§ 58.1-4007 and 58.1-4015.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 4, eff. October 12, 2020; amended, Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 24, eff. September 2, 2022.

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