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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 5. Virginia Lottery Board
Chapter 70. Sports Betting

11VAC5-70-180. Requests from sports governing bodies.

A. If a sports governing body has a good faith, reasonable basis to believe such restriction, limitation or prohibition is reasonably necessary to protect the integrity or the public's confidence in the integrity of the sports governing body, by written request in the form and format required by the director, a sports governing body may ask the director to restrict, limit, or prohibit sports betting on its sporting events, or to restrict the types of bets on such sporting events that may be offered by a permit holder.

B. For any request made by a sports governing body under subsection A of this section:

1. The requester shall bear the burden of establishing to the satisfaction of the director that the relevant betting or other activity poses a significant and unreasonable integrity risk;

2. The director shall seek input from affected permit holders before making a determination on the request; and

3. If the director grants the request, the board shall promulgate by regulation such restrictions, limitations, or prohibitions as appropriate.

C. If the director denies a request made by a sports governing body under subsection A of this section, the director shall notify the requestor:

1.Of the decision;

2. That the decision may be reviewed by the board after an Informal Fact-Finding Conference with the director or the director's designee as provided by Article 1, Chapter 40 (§ 58.1-4007) of the Code of Virginia;

3. That the general process in 11VAC5-70-110 for appealing the denial of a permit, including its timeframes and burden of proof, shall be followed by the board; and

4. That the requestor must offer proof in opposition to the director's decision.

D. A permit holder may not offer or take any bets in violation of regulations promulgated by the board pursuant to this subsection.

Statutory Authority

§§ 58.1-4007, 58.1-4015.1, and 58.1-4030 through 58.1-4047 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 4, eff. October 12, 2020.

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