DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

State Lottery Office

Statutory Authority: 29 Delaware Code, Section 4805 (29 Del.C. §4805)

ORDER

FINAL

450 Video Lottery Regulations

Summary of Proposed Changes

Currently, under the Video Lottery Regulations relating to 6.30, an ATM may not be located within 25 feet of a VLT.

Currently, under the Video Lottery Regulations relating to 6.33(4), all agent employees must file a completed License Application Form (LAF) with the Delaware State Police Video Lottery Enforcement Unit (VLEU). The VLEU only needs completed LAFs from key employees and video operations employees.

Currently, under the Video Lottery Regulations relating to 14.2.1.3, 14.2.2 and 14.4, the Delaware State Police Video Lottery Enforcement Unit (VLEU) must wait for the criminal history report from SBI before it can recommend suitability for licensure of an applicant to the Director. That process can take up to 10 weeks, during which time, the applicant/employee cannot begin working. The temporary license procedure set forth below is designed to allow the VLEU to conduct preliminary background checks and make temporary suitability recommendations about applicants shortly after the applicant applies.

Currently, under the Video Lottery Regulations relating to 14.12 and 14.14, a licensed employee of Video Lottery agent (or an employee who has submitted an application to become licensed) has seven days to notify the Delaware State Police Video Lottery Enforcement Unit of any change in his/her criminal history information. The proposal is to shorten that time to three days.

Pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10118, the Delaware Lottery Office (Lottery) issues this Order adopting proposed amendments to the Lottery Rules. Following notice and a public hearing on April 2, 2007, the Lottery makes the following findings and conclusions:

Summary of Evidence

The Lottery posted public notice of the proposed amendments on March 12, 2007 and for two consecutive weeks in the Delaware State News and the Delaware Capital Review. The Lottery proposed to update:

• Video Lottery Rule 6.34(4) to eliminate the need for licensees to submit license application forms for each of its employees.

• Video Lottery Rules 14.1.1, 14.3 and 14.4 to alleviate the lengthy screening process and allow the Lottery to grant a temporary license after a preliminary background check shortly after the applicant applies.

• Video Lottery Rules 14.11 and 14.13 to shorten the time a licensee has to notify the Delaware State Police Video Lottery Enforcement Unit of any change in his/her criminal history.

• Video Lottery Rule 6.3 to remove the limitation on the placement of automated teller machines (ATMs) within 25 feet of a video lottery machine.

The Lottery received no written comments during March 2007. The Lottery held a public hearing on April 2, 2007 and received no public comments.

Decision

The Lottery believes that these changes to its Video Lottery Rules are in the best interest of the State. The Lottery will adopt the amendments to the Video Lottery Rules as published in the March Register of Regulations. The final form of the amendments to the Video Lottery Rules is also attached hereto.

Furthermore, the Lottery adopts two additional amendments to its Rules in final form, exempt from the requirements of subchapter II of Chapter 101 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code. They are exempt under 29 Del.C. §10113(b)(6) because they conform the Lottery's Rules to the same changes made in the amendments above. Specifically, Video Lottery Rule 3.10 is amended to reflect the same change to Video Lottery Rule 6.3. And Traditional Lottery Rule (29) is amended to reflect the same change to the temporary licensing procedure set forth in Video Lottery Rules 14.1.1, 14.3 and 14.4. The final form of these exempt amendments is attached hereto.

IT IS SO ORDERED this 15th day of May, 2007

Wayne Lemons, Director

425 Delaware Lottery Rules and Regulations

1.0 Definitions

“Act” or “Law” means the Delaware State Lottery Law, Chapter 348, Volume 59, of the Laws of Delaware, as may be amended from time to time.

“Bank” means and includes all banks, banking associations, and trust companies organized under the authority of this State or the United State whose principal place of business is within the State.

“Director” means the Director of the State Lottery Office or Acting Director as stipulated in the Act.

“Licensee” or “Agent” means a person who has been licensed to sell lottery tickets.

“Lottery” or “State Lottery” means the lottery established and operated pursuant to the Act.

“Lottery Property” means and includes but is not limited to any Agent’s License, unsold tickets, forms, promotional materials or any other tool issued to the agent by the State Lottery Office for the purpose of selling tickets.

“Office” or “Lottery Office” means the State Lottery Office created in the Act.

“Person” means and includes an individual, association, corporation, club, trust, estate, society, company, joint stock company, receiver, trustee, assignee, referee, or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by a court or otherwise, and any combination of individuals. “Person” shall also mean and include all departments, commissions, agencies, and instrumentalities of the State, including counties and municipalities and agencies and instrumentalities thereof.

“Regulations” means the regulations promulgated by the Lottery Office for the operation of the lottery.

“Ticket” means a lottery ticket issued by the State Lottery Office for sale to the general public.

2.0 Director

The Director shall have the power, duties and responsibilities as set out in the enabling legislation, Chapter 348, Volume 59, Laws of Delaware, and any subsequent amendments.

3.0 Licensing of Agents

3.1 Application. Any person interested in obtaining a license as an Agent must first file an “Application for Lottery Sales Agent’s License” with the Director of the State Lottery Office. The applications, as well as other documents submitted to the Lottery on behalf of the applicant for purposes of determining the qualifications of the applicant, shall be sworn to or affirmed before a notary public, or designated Lottery employee.

3.2 Eligibility for License. No license as an Agent to sell lottery tickets shall be issued to any person to engage in business primarily as a lottery sales Agent. Before issuing such license, the Director shall consider such factors, including but not limited to:

3.2.1 The financial responsibility and security of the person and his business activity. The applicant must be willing to grant to the Lottery the right to perform a routine credit check such as any other supplier might require before extending credit. He or she must also be willing to grant to the Lottery the right to perform a security investigation to include the release of any criminal history by the State Bureau of Identification and the Federal Bureau of Identification.

3.2.2 The honesty and integrity of the applicant.

3.2.3 The accessibility of his place of business or activity to the public.

3.2.4 The sufficiency of existing licensees to serve the public convenience.

3.2.5 The volume of expected sales.

3.2.6 The veracity of the information supplied in the “Application for Lottery Sales Agent’s License”.

3.2.7 The results of the applicant’s state and federal criminal history record check.

3.2.8 The extent to which the applicant is known to associate with persons of nefarious backgrounds or disreputable character such that the association could adversely affect the general credibility, security, integrity, honesty, fairness, or reputation of the Lottery.

3.3 Ineligibility of Minors. No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be licensed as an Agent. Nothing herein shall be construed to mean an employee must be twenty-one (21) to sell tickets within the licensed establishment.

3.4 Issuance of License

3.4.1 The Director shall, in accordance with the provisions of the Act and these Regulations, license such persons as Agents to sell lottery tickets who, as in his option, will best serve the public convenience and promote the sale of tickets.

3.4.2 The issuance of a license shall signify agreement by the agent to abide by all provisions of the Lottery regulations.

3.4.3 An Agent’s license shall be reviewed annually on or about the anniversary date of the original permanent issue.

3.4.4 The Director reserves the right to require a surety bond from every licensed Agent in such amount consistent with his determination of the financial stability of said Agent so as to avoid any monetary loss to the State because of the Agent’s activities in the sale of lottery tickets.

3.5 License to be Displayed

3.5.1 Every Agent shall prominently display his license in an area visible to the general public.

3.5.2 In addition, the Agent decal shall mounted on a prominent public window of the Agent’s premises.

3.5.3 The Agent shall maintain and display all promotional material in conjunction with ticket sales in accordance with instructions issued by the Lottery Office.

3.6 Sale of Lottery Tickets at Specific Locations, Licensed and Nontransferability

3.6.1 The sale of lottery tickets shall be made only pursuant to a lottery Agent’s license at a specific location named therein.

3.6.2 No other sales shall be permitted, except as provided in the Act or these Regulations.

3.7 Sale and/or Transfer of Ownership of Specific Licensed Locations

3.7.1 All licensed agents are required to notify the Lottery Office of a pending sale of a specific licensed location. This requirement of notice includes ownership change in corporations as well as individual ownership change affecting a specific licensed location. No license may be transferred, assigned, or pledged as collateral. All licenses to sell Lottery tickets are nontransferable.

3.7.2 Any change in ownership of a specific licensed location requires a new Agent Application process. Change of ownership does not automatically guarantee the granting of a License to the new ownership. In the event of the death of a licensee, the Lottery will suspend operations at the Agent’s location if and until a new Agent Application is approved for that location.

3.8 Liability of Lottery Office and State of Delaware. It is agreed by the Agent that he shall hold the Lottery Office, all Lottery employees, and the State of Delaware harmless from any liability arising in connection with conducting lottery ticket sales.

4.0 Revocation of Licenses

4.1 The license is evidence of an agency revocable at will by the Director. The Director may revoke without notice or a hearing, the license of any Agent who violates the Act or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the Act. However, if the Director does revoke a license without notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the Director shall by appropriate notice afford the person whose license has been revoked an opportunity for a hearing within thirty (30) days after the revocation order has been issued. The notice shall also specify the intended reasons for the revocation. As a result of any such hearing, the Director may confirm his action revoking the license or he may order the restoration of such license.

4.2 An Agent’s license may be suspended, revoked, or its renewal rejected for any one or more of the following reasons:

4.2.1 Whenever the Agent knowingly uses false or misleading information in obtaining the license.

4.2.2 Whenever the Agent violates any of the provisions of the State Lottery Law or any regulations, directives, or instructions promulgated or issued thereunder.

4.2.3 Whenever the Agent’s business address is changed.

4.2.4 Whenever the Agent does not display lottery point-of-sale material in a manner which is readily seen by and available to the public, including failure to make tickets available at points-of-sale within the licensed premises which the Director determines are necessary to the interest of the public and the lottery.

4.2.5 Whenever a Agent commits an act which seriously impairs his reputation for honesty and integrity.

4.2.6 Whenever the Agent has been convicted of a crime.

4.2.7 Whenever the Agent has been found guilty of any fraud or misrepresentation in any connection.

4.2.8 Whenever the Agent’s experience, character, and general fitness are such that his participation as a lottery sales Agent is inconsistent with the public interest, convenience and necessity, or the security of the Lottery operations.

4.2.9 Whenever the Agent is delinquent in making required accounting or fails to pay weekly all monies owed to the State.

4.2.10 Whenever the Agent fails to take reasonable security precautions with regard to the handling of lottery tickets and other materials.

4.2.11 Whenever the Agent sells a lottery ticket for an amount less than or greater than its stated price.

4.2.12 Whenever the Agent fails to report information required by these regulations.

4.2.13 Whenever the Agent sells lottery tickets to known third-party ticket resalers or enters computer-generated betting slips from third-party ticket resalers for the sale of lottery tickets.

4.3 Procedure for Revocation or Rejection of Renewal of License

4.3.1 The Director may, for any of the reasons stated above, revoke or reject the renewal of an Agent’s license.

4.3.2 Immediately upon notice of revocation or rejection of renewal of an Agent’s license, said Agent shall suspend the sale of all lottery tickets and shall forthwith comply with the provisions of these Regulations for procedures upon suspension of license, unless otherwise notified by the Director.

5.0 Procedure Upon Suspension or Revocation of License

5.1 The license of any Agent may be temporarily suspended by the Director without prior notice, or having a hearing, pending further investigation, settlement of delinquent account, or prosecution.

5.2 Upon suspension or revocation of an Agent’s license for any reason whatsoever, the Agent shall meet with the Director or his designee on a date set by the Director for the purpose of rendering his final lottery accounting. This date shall be not more than seven (7) days from the date the notice of suspension or revocation was received by the Agent. Upon the Agent’s failure to meet with the Director or his designee on or before the date set by the Director, the Director may take steps to impose such penalties and to enforce the powers of his Office against the delinquent Agent, his agents, or representatives, as may be provided by law and these Regulations.

5.3 Upon receipt of notice of suspension, revocation, or rejection, the Agent may within fourteen (14) days of receipt of said notice make written request to the Director for a hearing to show cause why his license should not be revoked. The written request must contain:

5.3.1 A clear and concise assignment of each error which the licensee alleges to have been committed in the tentative determination to suspend or revoke the license. Each assignment of error should be listed in a separately numbered paragraph.

5.3.2 A clear and concise statement of the facts on which the licensee relies in support of each assignment of error.

5.3.3 A prayer setting forth the relief sought.

5.3.4 The signature of the licensee or an officer authorized to request the hearing.

5.3.5 A verification by the licensee or counsel for the licensee that the statements contained in the petition are true.

The Director shall provide an opportunity for the petitioner to be heard within thirty (30) days of receipt of the request for a hearing.

5.4 The Director may appoint a hearing officer within a reasonable time for the purpose of hearing suspension or revocation cases. Said officer shall hear the case, and within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of said hearing, submit to the Director with a copy to the parties of record, a recommended report. Said report shall contain findings of facts and conclusions of law to support a recommendation to support the revocation, suspension, or rejection, or to support the relicensing of the Agent involved. The parties of record upon receipt of their copy of the recommended report shall have ten (10) days in which to file exceptions, objections and replies to the Director. The Director, within fourteen (14) days, will advise the Agent of his final decision. The Director’s decision shall be final.

5.5 The licensee may appear individually, by legal counsel, or by any other duly authorized representative. In the absence of the licensee, written evidence of a representative’s authority shall be presented to the hearing officer in a form satisfactory to the hearing officer.

5.6 The licensee or his duly authorized representative, may, with the approval of a hearing officer, waive the hearing and agree to submit the case for decision on the record, with or without a written brief. Such a waiver or agreement shall be in writing and placed in the record.

5.7 The licensee shall be given the opportunity for argument within the time limits fixed by the hearing officer following submission of the evidence. The hearing officer, upon request of licensee, may accept briefs in lieu of argument. The briefs shall be filed within ten days after the hearing date or within such time as fixed by the hearing officer.

5.8 The hearing officer may admit any relevant evidence, except that he shall observe the rules of privilege recognized by law. The hearing officer may exclude any evidence which is irrelevant, unduly repetitious, or lacking a substantial probative effect.

5.9 A record shall be made of all hearings and all witnesses shall be sworn and subject to cross examination.

6.0 Erroneous or Mutilated Tickets

Unless the Director is satisfied that a mutilated lottery ticket is genuine, no credit or prize will be issued to the holder of said ticket. Tickets misprinted due to machine error shall be returned to the Lottery and the Agent’s account shall be credited. If a ticket misprinted due to machine error (as determined by Lottery internal procedures) has been sold, the ticket holder shall be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket. Such tickets shall not be eligible for any prize. The Director may require Agents to comply with such directives as he deems necessary for erroneous or mutilated tickets received by an Agent.

7.0 Agent’s Compensation

All licensed Agents shall be entitled to a commission of a percentage of the price of each ticket sold by them as provided by the Director. In addition, each Agent shall be entitled to such bonus(es) as may be deemed desirable by the Director.

8.0 Special Agent Licensing

8.1 The Director may license special lottery Agents, subject to such conditions or limitations as the Director may deem prudent and which is consistent with the laws of the State of Delaware and these Regulations. These limitations or conditions may include, but are not limited to:

8.1.1 Length of license period.

8.1.2 Hours or day of sale.

8.1.3 Location of sale.

8.1.4 Specific persons who are allowed to sell lottery tickets.

8.1.5 Specific sporting, charitable, social, or other special events where lottery tickets may be sold if in conformity with law.

8.2 Special licensed Agents will be subject to these Regulations.

9.0 Obligations of Licensed Retailers

9.1 Each Agent accepts and assumes the following obligations and responsibilities when he accepts a license to sell lottery tickets:

9.1.1 Each agent shall deposit all proceeds resulting from his sales of lottery tickets into a specified lottery bank account.

9.1.2 Each Agent should make available at all lawful times during his normal business hours lottery tickets for sale to the public in the place of business designated in the license.

9.1.3 Each Agent shall abide by the law, these Regulations and all other directives or instructions issued by the Director.

9.1.4 Each Agent grants to the Lottery Office, and its Agents and representatives, an irrevocable license to enter upon the premises listed as location(s) on the Agent’s license in which tickets may be sold or any other location under the control of the Agent where the Director may have good cause to believe lottery materials or tickets are stored or kept in order to inspect said lottery property and the premises.

9.1.5 All property given to an Agent remains the property of the Lottery Office, and upon demand, the Agent agrees to deliver forthwith same to the Director.

9.1.6 All books and records pertaining to the Agent’s lottery activities shall be made available for inspection and/ or audit at reasonable hours, upon demand, to the Director.

9.1.7 No Agent shall advertise or otherwise display advertising in any part of the Agent’s licensed location which may be considered derogatory or adverse to the operation or dignity of the Lottery and the Agent shall remove same forthwith if requested by the Director or his representative.

9.1.8 Each licensee shall accept full responsibility for the acts and conduct of his employees, agents and representatives in connection with all activities of the Lottery Office, and shall hold the Lottery harmless.

9.1.9 Each Agent is required to sell a minimum number of tickets as determined by the Director.

9.1.10 Each Agent is required to make available official game rules applying to any specific game to any player desiring to inspect same.

9.1.11 Each Agent shall report promptly any violation or any facts or circumstances that may result in a violation of these regulations, or in a violation of State or Federal law, excluding violations concerning motor vehicle laws.

9.1.12 Each Agent shall conduct lottery operations in a manner that does not pose a threat to the public, health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of Delaware, or reflect adversely on the security or integrity of the lottery.

10.0 Lottery Accounts

10.1 The Director may, in his discretion, require any or all lottery sales Agents to deposit to the credit of the State Lottery Fund, in banks designated by the Director, all monies received by such Agents from the sale of Lottery tickets, and to file with the Director or his designated agent, reports of their receipts and transactions in the sale of lottery tickets in such form and containing such information as he may require.

10.2 The Director may make such arrangements for any person, including a bank, to perform such functions, activities, or services in connection with the operation of the Lottery as he may deem advisable pursuant to the Act and these Regulations, and such functions, activities, and services of such person.

10.3 All deposits shall be secured in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.

11.0 Lottery Tickets

11.1 Lottery tickets shall be prepared for sale and allocated to the Agent by the Lottery Office.

11.2 Tickets which are not accounted for by an Agent on the settlement date and within the time period designated by the Director, regardless of the reason, shall be deemed sold to the Agent.

11.3 The Lottery office shall not be responsible for lost, stolen, or mutilated tickets after sale of same to the public.

12.0 Sale of Tickets – Limitations

No person may sell a ticket for less than or greater than its stated price. Any such ticket shall be considered an illegal ticket and shall not be validated by the Lottery. No Lottery sales Agent shall sell a ticket to a known third party ticket resaler or enter computer-generated betting slips from a third-party resaler for the sale of Lottery tickets. No person other than a duly licensed Lottery sales Agent or his employee may sell lottery tickets except that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a person who may lawfully make such a purchase from making a gift of lottery tickets to another. An Agent shall not sell a ticket away from locations listed in his license.

13.0 Purchasing Restrictions

13.1 No ticket or share in any Delaware Lottery game shall be purchased by, and no prize be paid to an employee of the Lottery Office or any member of their immediate households. This restriction shall also prohibit the purchase of any lottery ticket for a game in which the Delaware Lottery is joint participant.

13.2 No ticket or share in games where winners are determined by drawings, shall be purchased by, and no prize shall be paid to an employee of Lottery contractors, subcontractors or vendors, or any Lottery contract employee, that has any duty or responsibility associated with the Lottery’s drawings, or game operations.

13.3 No Lottery game ticket shall be purchased and no prize shall be paid to any Lottery instant ticket supplier employee.

13.4 No Lottery games ticket shall be purchased and no prize shall be paid to an employee of the Lottery’s on-line games computer system supplier.

13.5 All ticket sales shall be final and an Agent is not to accept ticket returns except as otherwise provided in these Regulations or with the approval of the Director.

13.6 No ticket or share shall be sold to any person under the age of (18), but this shall not be deemed to prohibit the purchase of a ticket or share for the purpose of making a gift by a person 18 years of age or older to a person less than that age. Any Agent who knowingly sells or offers to sell a lottery ticket to any person under the age of 18 shall be subject to the penalties as provided in the Act.

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14.0 Types of Lotteries

14.1 The Lottery Office reserves the right to institute any type of lottery game as is allowable under the Act any time it is deemed in the best interest of the State.

14.2 Rules and regulations concerning individual games will be promulgated by the Director as required.

15.0 Manner of Random Selection

15.1 The dates, times, and locations for each Lottery drawing shall be determined by the Director.

15.2 The lottery events shall be open to the public with no admission charge.

15.3 The manner of winning number selections shall be defined for each game in the rules for that game.

16.0 Determination of Prize Winners

16.1 The Director shall adopt a prize structure for each type of lottery game administered by him and shall, from time to time, review and, if advisable, revise said prize structure.

16.2 The pertinent prize structure shall become a part of the rules of each game offered by the State Lottery.

16.3 Any prize structure adopted by the Director and any revisions thereof shall take effect on the date announced by the Director, provided, however, that no revision of the prize structure may take effect after the initiated time for sale of tickets for the winner determination in the game.

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17.0 Notification of Prize Winners

As soon as practicable after each drawing, each Agent shall, at each location for which a license has been issued, post in a prominent and conspicuous part of his business location in full view of the public, the winning lottery numbers. The winning weekly lottery numbers shall remain posted until the next weekly lottery makes new numbers available to be posted. Each Agent shall fully cooperate to give the public exposure and type of display of the winning lottery numbers in his location as may be requested by the Director.

18.0 Procedure for Claiming Prizes

18.1 The following shall be the procedure by which prizes may be claimed and paid from the State Lottery Fund:

18.1.1 Place of Claims: - All cash prizes under an amount defined by the Director may be claimed through a duly authorized claim center, which may be but is not limited to an Agent’s licensed location or at the offices of the Division of Revenue. All cash prizes greater than $5000 must be claimed at the Lottery Office Headquarters.

18.1.2 Claim Forms – Each prize ticket winner may be required to complete a claim form and to sign the winning ticket or both at the discretion of the Director. If the prize ticket owner is a minor or a person unable to complete the required form(s), then said minor or person shall have his guardian, conservator, adult member of his household, or other proper representative complete the claim form in his stead. If the Director determines that the person who completed the claim form on behalf of the owner is not the proper person to claim the prize on behalf of the owner, the Director may require a new claim form completed by a person to claim the true owner’s prize. The claim form shall be in such form as the Director may, from time to time, deem necessary and proper to protect the Agency and the public interest.

18.1.3 Listing Winning Tickets – Each Agent will be provided with a list containing winning lottery numbers for prior weeks.

18.1.4 Lottery Verification – The Agent shall review the winning ticket and must be assured that the ticket is a proper winner and is signed by the claimant. The Agent shall validate the winning ticket and pay to the winner the amount of winnings up to the limit set by the Director. Should the Agent have any questions about the validity of a winning ticket, the ticket must be turned in to the Lottery office for payment.

18.1.5 Lottery Validation – All winning tickets will be validated. A winning ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part and must be presented by a person authorized to play the Lottery. In the event it is determined that a prize was paid by an Agent on a ticket which was not a winner, for any reason, the person signing the ticket will be contacted, advised of the error and will be required to reimburse the Lottery for said payment. If an Agent pays any claim, which was not a winner and the holder of the ticket fails to reimburse the Lottery or cannot be located, the Agent will be held responsible for the improper payment. All winning tickets submitted on a claim form to the Lottery Office for payment shall be validated. In the event that a ticket is determined to be invalid, the Director will notify the claimant that said ticket is invalid and no prize will be paid. All tickets will be considered void if altered, torn, misprinted, illegible or damaged unless the Director is satisfied that the ticket is genuine. If it is determined that a ticket contains a manufacturing defect which makes said ticket appear to be a winner when in fact it is not, the bearer shall have the right to expect reimbursement for the full purchase price of said ticket, but shall not be awarded any prize.

18.1.6 Appeal by Claimant – If a claimant is aggrieved by the Director’s denial of his claim or a prize, he may request an informal hearing with the Director to discuss his grievances and a reconsideration of his claim by the Director. If the Director concludes that there is meritorious basis for the claimant’s complaint, he may revise his prior decision. The decision of the Director shall be final.

18.1.7 Duration of Ticket Redeemability – A winning on-line ticket will be redeemable for a period of twelve (12) calendar months from the Drawing Date of the lottery for which it was purchased. A winning instant scratch game ticket will be redeemable for a period of twelve (12) calendar months from the announced end of that game’s sales. Prizes not collected within that period revert to the State Lottery Fund of the Delaware State Lottery in order to fulfill the statutory prize requirement.

18.2 The Director reserves the right to offer special prizes above and beyond the normal prize structure. These prizes may be only redeemable for a specific period after which no prize will be awarded. These special situations will be clearly detailed in announcements to the public providing ample time for claims.

18.3 The Director may establish and modify procedures by which prizes may be claimed and paid by authorized Agents.

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19.0 Ownership of Lottery Tickets

Until such time as a name is imprinted or placed upon the rear portion of the lottery ticket in an area designated for “name”, a lottery ticket which has been sold shall be owned by the physical possessor of said ticket. Unsold tickets remain the property of the Lottery Office. When a name is placed on the rear of said ticket in the place designated therefor, the person(s) whose name(s) appear in that area shall be the owner(s) of said ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributed thereto. Unless there is a conflict between the information on the claim form and the signature(s) on the back of the ticket, the Lottery Office shall make payment to the name(s) appearing on the back of the ticket in the space designated therefor, provided if more than one name appears on the rear of the lottery ticket, one of those persons whose name appears thereon may be designated to receive payment. This may be done by indicating on the claim form and by the signature on the claim form of all persons whose names appear on the rear of the ticket. The person(s) appearing for payment shall be the same as those whose name(s) that which appear on the rear portion of the lottery ticket in the space designated.

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20.0 Prize Rights Unassignable

No right of any person to a prize drawn shall be assignable, except that payment of any prize drawn may be paid to the designated Beneficiary(ies) of a deceased prize winner, and except that any person pursuant to an appropriate judicial order may be paid the prize to which the winner is entitled. The Director shall be discharged of all liability upon payment of a prize pursuant to this section.

21.0 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18 Years of Age

If the person entitled to a prize for any winning ticket is under the age of eighteen (18) years, and such prize is less that $5,000.00, the Director may direct payment of the prize by delivery to an adult member of the minor’s family or a guardian of the minor of a check or draft payable to the order of the minor. If the person entitled to a prize on any winning ticket is under the age of eighteen (18) years, and the prize is $5,000 or more, the Director may direct payment to the minor by depositing the amount of the prize in a bank to the credit of an adult member of the minor’s family or a guardian of the minor as a custodian in accordance with Delaware Law and for the purpose of this section the term “adult member of minor’s family,” “guardian of minor,” and “bank” shall have the same meaning as in the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, as applicable in Delaware. The Director shall be discharged of all liability upon payment of a prize to a minor pursuant to this section.

22.0 Prizes Payable After Death or Disability of Owner

All prizes or a portion thereof which remain unpaid at the time of the prize winner’s death shall be payable to the prize winner’s designated beneficiary(ies). The payment to the designated beneficiary(ies) of the deceased owner of any prize winnings by the Lottery Office shall absolve the Lottery Office and its Agents of any further liability for payment of said prize winnings. The Lottery Office need not look to the payment of the prize winning beyond the payee thereof. Under no circumstances will the payment of prize money be accelerated beyond its normal dates of payment by the Lottery Office. The Director reserves the right to petition any court of competent jurisdiction to request a determination for the payments of any prize winnings, including those winnings which are or may become due to the designated beneficary(ies) of a deceased owner or an owner under a disability because of, but not limited to, underage, mental deficiency, physical or mental incapacity. If the legatee(s) or heir(s) of a deceased owner entitled to prize winnings obtain an order from a court of competent jurisdiction directing payments due and to become due from the Lottery Office to be paid directly to said legatee(s) or heir(s) or otherwise directs the Lottery Office to make payments to another in the event of an owner’s disability or otherwise, the Lottery Office shall pay the prize winnings accordingly.

23.0 Payment of Prizes

23.1 All prizes shall be paid within a reasonable time after they are awarded and after the claims are verified by the Director. For each prize requiring annual payments, all payments after the first payment shall be made on the anniversary date of the first payment in accordance with the type of prize awarded. The Director may, at any time, delay any payment in order to review a change of circumstances relative to the prize awarded, the payee, the claim, or any other matter that may have come to his attention. All delayed payments will be brought up to date immediately upon the Director’s confirmation and continue to be paid on each original anniversary date thereafter.

23.2 For Grand Prizes in the Lottery’s Powerball game, those prizes shall be paid at the election of the player made no later than 60 days after the player becomes entitled to the prize with either a per winner annuity or cash payment. If the payment election is not made at the time of purchase and is not made by the player within 60 days after the player becomes entitled to the prize, then the prize shall be paid as an annuity prize. An election for an annuity payment made by a player before ticket purchase or by system default or design may be changed to a cash payment at the election of the player until the expiration of 60 days after the player becomes entitled to the prize. The election to take the cash payment may be made at the time of the prize claim or within 60 days after the player becomes entitled to the prize. An election made after the winner becomes entitled to the prize is final and cannot be revoked, withdrawn, or otherwise changed. Shares of the Grand Prize shall be determined by dividing the cash available in the Grand Prize pool equally among all winners of the Grand Prize. Winner(s) who elected a cash payment shall be paid their share(s) in a single cash payment. The annuitized option prize shall be determined in accordance with the rules and procedures approved by the Multi-State Lottery Association, of which the Delaware Lottery is a participating member. Neither the Multi-State Lottery Association nor the member lotteries including the Delaware Lottery shall be responsible or liable for changes in the advertised or estimated annuity prize amount and the actual amount purchased after the prize payment method is actually known to the Multi-State Lottery Association. In certain instances announced by the Multi-State Lottery Association Product Group, the Grand Prize shall be a guaranteed amount and shall be determined pursuant to MUSL rules and procedures. If individual shares of the cash held to fund an annuity is less than $250,000, the MUSL Product Group, in its sole discretion, may elect to pay the winners their share of the cash held in the Grand Prize pool. All annuitized prizes shall be paid annually in twenty-five equal payments with the initial payment being made in cash, to be followed by twenty-four payments funded by the annuity.

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24.0 Discharge of State Lottery Upon Payment

The State of Delaware, its Agents, officers, employees and representatives, the Lottery Office, its Director, Agents, officers, employees and representatives, shall be discharged of all liability upon payment of a prize or any one installment thereof to the holder of any winning lottery ticket or in accordance with the information set forth on the claim form supplied by the Director. If there is a conflict between the information on the winning lottery ticket and the information on the claim form, the Lottery Office may rely on the claim form after the ticket has been validated as a winning ticket and, in so doing, it will be relieved of all responsibility and liability in the payment of a prize in accordance with the information set forth therein. The Lottery Office’s decision and judgment in respect to the determination of a winning ticket or of any other dispute arising from payment or awarding of prizes shall be final and binding upon all participants in the Lottery unless otherwise provided by law or these regulations. In the event a question arises relative to the winning ticket, a claim form, the payment, or the awarding of any prize, the Lottery Office may deposit the prize winnings into an escrow fund until it determines the controversy and reaches a decision, or it may petition a court of competent jurisdiction for instructions and a resolution of the controversy.

25.0 Declaratory Rulings by the Lottery Office

25.1 On petition of any interested person, the Director may issue a declaratory ruling with respect to the applicability to any person, property or state of facts of any rule or statute enforceable by it, or the Director may refer such matters to the State Attorney General for such disposition.

25.2 In the case of any matter concerning which a Declaratory ruling is brought for appeal, the petitioner may be represented by an attorney.

26.0 Postponement of Drawings

The Director may postpone any drawing to a certain time and publicize the same if he finds, in his sole discretion, that such postponement will serve the public interest and protect the public interest.

27.0 Amendments

The Director may amend, modify, or otherwise change these Regulations upon full compliance with law; said amendments, modifications or changes shall become as effective and applicable to Lottery business and administration as if part of the original Regulations.

28.0 Freedom of Information Requests

28.1 Purpose. The purpose of this section is to prescribe regulations for the inspection and copying of public records by any citizen of the State of Delaware, held by the Delaware State Lottery Office, pursuant to 29 Del.C. Ch. 100 (the “Act”).

28.2 Availability of Records

28.2.1 Requirement of Citizenry

28.2.1.1 Persons other than citizens of Delaware are not entitled to the public review of records pursuant to 29 Del.C. Ch. 100.

28.2.1.2 The requester shall submit proof of Delaware citizenship to the Lottery. The Lottery may require verification of any information provided concerning citizenry before considering the request to provide access to public records. If the requester does not submit the verification upon the request of the Lottery Office, the request shall be denied.

28.2.1.3 The Lottery Office reserves the right to deny access to anyone other than the requester.

28.2.1.4 The Lottery Office shall consider a requester submitting any of the following a citizen of Delaware for purposes of these Regulations:

28.2.1.4.1 The requester’s current residential or business address is within the State of Delaware

28.2.1.4.2 A copy of a current Delaware driver’s license of the individual requesting the documents;

28.2.1.4.3 A copy of Certification of Incorporation or the corporate identification number if the requester is a corporation of the State of Delaware; or

28.2.1.4.4 A copy of the requester’s Delaware voter registration card.

28.2.2 Department Record Review

28.2.2.1 Public records may be examined by the requester after the records have been located and reviewed by the Lottery Office to exclude records that are not public pursuant to the Act and these Regulations.

28.3 Exemptions. Documents determined by the Lottery Office not to be public pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10002(d) will not be available for examination or public review.

28.4 Record Request and Response Procedures

28.4.1 Form of Request

28.4.1.1 All requests for access to records pursuant to the Act and these Regulations shall be made in writing. Except for subpoena duces tecum or other such requests for production, all envelopes containing the request and the letter itself shall both clearly indicate that the subject is a Freedom of Information Act request.

28.4.1.2 All requests for access to records shall adequately describe the record sought in sufficient detail to enable the Lottery Office to locate the record with reasonable effort. The application request shall contain the name of the person making the request, the name and address of the person to whom the request is made, the purpose for the request and the planned use of the records, a reasonable description of the records requested, including the name, subject matter, number and date where possible. Requests that lack sufficient detail to enable the Lottery Office to identify records responsive to the request may be denied.

28.4.1.3 All written applications for access to records shall be acknowledged within fifteen (15) working days. If access to the records is granted, the materials will be provided in a reasonable time period by taking into consideration such factors as the specificity of the request, the amount of research or time required to retrieve the records, and the extent or scope of the request.

28.4.1.4 If the records are in active use or in storage and therefore, are not available at the time a request for same is made, the Lottery Office will so inform the individual and will provide access to the records as expeditiously as they may be made available.

28.4.2 Time and Place for Examination

28.4.2.1 The public may examine public records which are available, by appointment, at the offices of the State Lottery Office between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.

28.4.2.1.1 No individual shall remove the originals of the copies of any records from the Lottery Office without written permission of the Lottery Office’s custodian of the records.

28.4.2.1.2 The Lottery Office will provide reasonable facilities for conducting the inspection of the records.

28.4.2.1.3 The Lottery Office will supervise the conduct of the inspection in order to protect the records and to prevent the disruption of the essential functions of the Office.

28.4.2.2 The Lottery Office will be under no duty or obligation to furnish copies of records by mail and may require the individual requesting the records to inspect said records prior to furnishing copies if a request for access is voluminous, or too general, or both. If copies of the requested records are to be furnished by mail, however, the fee as determined by section V of these regulations and the mailing costs shall be collected before the copies are forwarded to the individual requesting same.

28.4.3 Reproduction of Documents

28.4.3.1 Public records may be reproduced and copies may be provided to the requester in accordance with Section 5.0 of these regulations.

28.4.3.2 When the Lottery Office determines that a request for reproduction is unduly burdensome, the Lottery Office may, in its discretion:

28.4.3.2.1 Arrange for a commercial facility to make the reproductions at the expense of the requester; or

28.4.3.2.2 Make any other arrangements for reproduction that are suitable to the Lottery Office.

28.4.3.3 When a request for reproduction is made that exceeds 100 photocopied pages, the Lottery Office may require the requester to provide, at the requestor’s expense personnel and equipment to make the reproductions.

28.5 Fees

28.5.1 The cost of photocopying public records shall be .50 per photocopied page and the associated costs of delivery.

28.5.2 Where it is anticipated that the fee chargeable pursuant to this section will exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and the person making the request has not indicated in advance a willingness to pay such a fee, that person shall be promptly informed of the amount of the anticipated fee or such portion thereof as can be readily estimated. The notice shall afford and so advise the person of the opportunity to confer with the Lottery Office for the purpose of reformulating the request so as to meet that person’s needs at a reduced cost.

28.5.3 The Lottery Office reserves the right to refuse access to requesters who have an outstanding balance for photocopies owed to the Lottery Office.

28.5.4 Payment of fees pursuant to this section shall be made in cash, U.S. money order, business check, or by certified bank check payable to the Delaware State Lottery Office.

29.0 Fingerprinting Procedures

29.1 State Bureau of Identification

29.1.1 The applicant or licensee will contact the State Bureau of Identification to make arrangements for fingerprint processing.

29.1.2 A fee is required for state and federal processing of fingerprint cards and criminal history records, payment shall be made in the form of certified check or money order payable to the Delaware State Police Video Lottery Enforcement Unit (VLEU). The fee is set by the State Bureau of Identifications and payment is to be made directly to that agency.

29.1.3 Applicants must complete fingerprint cards with the necessary personal information to sign the waiver form to release criminal history record information to the Director. At the time of the processing, the applicant must show proof of identification to complete the criminal history request and pay the appropriate fee.

29.1.3.1 The applicant must contact the VLEU and submit the completed license application form and fingerprint verification/receipt for processing. No investigation will proceed without a copy of the SBI fingerprinting receipt.

29.1.3.2 Investigators assigned to the VLEU will conduct an initial investigation to determine the suitability of the applicant. If the applicant is approved, a temporary license may, at the discretion of the Director, be issued at that time pending SBI's final report. This temporary license is valid for thirty (30) days from the issue date.

29.1.3.3 A waiver will be signed by the applicant indicating that should an unfavorable criminal history background check be received by the VLEU, including any detrimental information or failure to fully disclose criminal history, the applicant's temporary license may be revoked. If revoked, the applicant will then be required to respond to VLEU within five (5) working days for another interview.

29.1.3.4 Should the Director determine the applicant is to be fully licensed, the Lottery shall send the applicant a letter stating such.

29.1.4 Certified copies of the criminal history will be forwarded to the Director of the Lottery, with a copy available to the applicant upon request.

29.1.5 A Verification Form of Processing will be completed by Delaware State Police personnel and provided to the applicant.

29.1.6 The State Bureau of Identification shall act as the intermediary for the receipt of the federal criminal history record checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Identification. The State Bureau of Identification shall forward the results of these federal record checks to the attention of the Lottery Director in a confidential manner.

29.2 Lottery Office

29.2.1 Determination of Suitability and Appeal Process

29.2.1.1 A person subject to 29 Del.C. §4807A shall have the opportunity to respond to the Lottery Director regarding any information obtained prior to a determination of suitability for licensure. Such a response shall be made within ten (10) working days of the person’s receipt of the criminal background information from the State Bureau of Identification. The determination of suitability for licensure shall be made by the Lottery pursuant to the factors listed in 29 Del.C. §4807A in regard to an applicant’s criminal history. The Lottery will also consider the factors contained in 29 Del.C. Ch. 48 and the Lottery Regulations in considering agent applications for licensure.

29.2.1.2 The Lottery shall communicate the results of the determination of suitability in writing, within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the person’s response to the criminal history information, unless extenuating circumstances require a longer period. If a determination is made to deny a person licensure, the person shall have an opportunity to appeal for reconsideration as set out below.

29.2.1.2.1 Appeal shall be initiated by a person notified that he/she is being denied a license pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4807A and in compliance with Section 5(c) of these Regulations by submitting a letter of appeal to the Lottery Director within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the written notice.

29.2.1.2.2 The appeal shall be reviewed by the Lottery Director and the person shall be given the right to be heard by the Director or the Director’s designee within ten (10) working days of the receipt of letter of appeal, unless extenuating circumstances require a longer period.

29.2.1.2.3 A written decision shall be rendered by the Director or the Director’s designee within thirty (30) working days of the hearing, unless extenuating circumstances require a longer period. All decisions made by the Lottery under this appeal procedure are final.

29.3 Confidentiality

29.3.1 All records pertaining to criminal background checks, pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4807A and copies of suitability determinations of applicants for licensure, shall be maintained in a confidential manner, including, but not limited to, the following:

29.3.1.1 Access to criminal background check records, and letters of reference accompanying out-of-state criminal background checks, and determinations of suitability of applicants shall be limited to the Director and designated personnel;

29.3.1.2 All such records shall be kept in locked, fireproof cabinets;

29.3.1.3 No information from such records shall be released without the signed approval of and appropriate signed release of the applicant.

29.4 Subsequent Criminal History Information

29.4.1 Subsequent criminal history shall be sent by the State Bureau of Identification to the Director of the Lottery and shall be used by the Lottery in making a determination about the person’s continued suitability as a licensee.

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30.0 Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Delaware Lottery Programs

30.1 Definitions

“Accessible” means complying with the technical requirements found in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

“Accessible Route” means a continuous unobstructed path connecting all accessible elements and spaces of a building or facility. Interior accessible routes may include corridors, floors, ramps, elevators, lifts, and clear floor space at fixtures. Exterior accessible routes may include parking access aisles, curb ramps, crosswalks at vehicular ways, walks, ramps, and lifts.

“ADA” means the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 United States Code. §§12101-12213 and 47 United States Code §225 and §611).

“Director” means the Director of the State Lottery Office.

“Entrance” means any access point to a building or portion of a building or facility used for the purpose of entering. An entrance includes the approach walk, the vertical access leading to the entrance platform, the entrance platform itself, vestibules if provided, the entry door(s) or gate(s), and the hardware of the entry door(s) or gate(s).

“Facility” means all or any portion of buildings, structures, site improvements, complexes, equipment, roads, walks, passageways, parking lots, or other real or personal property located on a site.

“Inspection Report” means a completed survey of the retailer or applicant facility that identifies barriers to program accessibility, if any and suggest possible solutions.

“Lottery Program” means on-line and instant games offered to the public through retailer licensees.

“Lottery” or “State Lottery Office” means the lottery established by the Delaware State Lottery Law, Chapter 348, Volume 59, of the Laws of Delaware.

“Lottery Retailer” or “Retailer” means a business entity housed in a specific retail facility that is under license with the Delaware Lottery to provide lottery related services.

“Service Site” means an area within a lottery retailer facility where a customer can purchase a lottery related product. This is usually the cashier’s station.

“Technically Infeasible” means, with respect to an alteration of a building or a facility, that it has little likelihood of being accomplished because existing structural conditions would require removing or altering a load-bearing member which is an essential part of the structural frame; or because other existing or site constraints prohibit modification or addition of elements, spaces, or features which are in full and strict compliance with the minimum requirements for new construction and which are necessary to provide accessibility.

30.2 Purpose

30.2.1 The Americans with Disabilities Act (P.L. 101-336, U.S.C. §§ 12131-12134), known as the ADA, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the delivery of programs offered by entities of state or local government. The purpose of this regulation is to ensure that the Delaware Lottery is in compliance with the ADA by ensuring that people with disabilities have access to Delaware Lottery programs.

30.2.2 In defining the scope or extent of any duty imposed by these regulations including compliance with the standard of accessibility defined in paragraph 3(b), higher or more comprehensive obligations established by otherwise applicable federal, state or local enactment may be considered.

30.3 General Requirements

30.3.1 Prohibition of discrimination. No lottery retailer shall discriminate against any individual on the basis of a disability in the full and equal enjoyment of lottery related goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any lottery licensed facility.

30.3.2 Standard of accessibility. Each Retailer is required to meet a standard of accessibility that enables people with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, to enter the lottery licensed facility and participate in the lottery program. An accessible route must be provided comprised of the following accessible elements:

30.3.2.1 Parking, if parking is provided to the general public;

30.3.2.2 Exterior route connecting parking (or a public way if no parking is provided) to an accessible entrance;

30.3.2.3 Entrance;

30.3.2.4 Interior Route connecting the entrance to a service site.

30.3.3 Each element shall meet the design standards set forth in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) published in the Federal Register on July 26, 1991.

30.4 New License Applicants

30.4.1 License applicants. The State Lottery Office shall inspect the site of applicants for compliance with this regulation prior to granting a license. The State Lottery Office will not grant a license to an applicant who is not in compliance with this regulation.

30.4.2 Inspection reports. The State Lottery Office, prior to granting a license, shall provide lottery applicants with an Inspection Report that shall identify barrier removal actions, if any, necessary to provide program accessibility. The identified actions must be completed prior to the granting of a license.

30.5 Current Retailers

30.5.1 The State Lottery Office shall inspect the site of each lottery retailer for compliance with this regulation.

30.5.2 Inspection reports. The State Lottery Office shall provide to all current retailers an Inspection Report that shall identify barrier removal actions necessary to provide program accessibility. The identified actions must be competed within 90 days of receipt of the Inspection Report.

30.5.3 Extensions. The Director may grant an extension of up to 90 days to allow a current retailer to complete barrier removal actions identified in the Inspection Report.

30.5.3.1 Any request for an extension must be in writing, and shall include specific reasons for an extension and supporting documentation.

30.5.3.2 The Director shall grant an extension only upon showing of good cause.

30.6 Permitted exemptions

30.6.1 The following exemptions to the requirements of this rule may be granted by the Director. The Director shall review the circumstances and supporting documentation provided by the retailer to determine if the retailer’s request for an exemption should be granted. The Director shall determine the type and scope of documentation to be required for each exemption classification. All decisions made by the Director shall be final; any retailer whose request for an exemption is denied by the Director shall be required to satisfy the requirements of this rule as a condition for maintaining its eligibility for a Lottery retailer contract.

30.6.1.1 Historic properties. To the extent a historic building is exempt under federal law, and if barrier removal would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the structure, this rule shall not apply to a qualified historic building or facility that is listed in or is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under the National Historic Preservation Act or is designated as historic under State or Local law.

30.6.1.2 Legal impediment to barrier removal. Any law, act, ordinance, state regulation, ruling or decision which prohibits the lottery retailer from removing a structural impediment or from making a required improvement to the facility may be the basis for an exemption to this rule. A lottery retailer requesting an exemption for a legal impediment will not be required to formally seek a zoning variance to establish such impediment, but will be required to document that they have applied for and have been refused whatever permit(s) are necessary to remove the identified barrier(s).

30.6.1.3 Landlord refusal. An exemption may be granted based on the refusal of a landlord to grant permission to a Lottery retailer and/or to pay to make improvements required by the Lottery under this rule or based on the refusal of a landlord to pay for improvements required by the Lottery under this rule. The exemption shall only apply to the retailer’s current term and does not include any possible renewal periods under the lease. To request such an exemption, the retailer must submit documentation to the Director that the retailer requested the Landlord’s permission and financial participation to make the required structural improvements, that such request was denied by the landlord, and the reasons for the denial. In making a decision on the exemption request, the Director shall take into consideration, but not be limited to, the sufficiency of the reasons provided by the landlord for denying the retailer’s request.

30.6.1.4 Undue financial hardship. A limited exemption may be granted if a retailer can demonstrate that the cost of removing a structural barrier or of making the required structural modification(s) to the retailer’s facility is an undue financial hardship in that the cost of making such a change(s) exceeds 25% of the retailer’s compensation from the Lottery for the prior calendar year (An annualized sales figure based upon the retailer’s most current 13-week sales period shall be used for those retailer locations with less than a full year’s history of sales.) Under the terms of this limited exemption, a retailer would be required to annually make those improvements and modifications that can be financed within an amount that is approximately equal to 25% of the total compensation earned from the Lottery in the prior calendar year. This requirement would continue on a year-to-year basis until all the improvements and modifications required by this rule have been completed. A retailer shall provide all supporting documentation requested by the Director to substantiate the cost estimates of making the required improvements to the retailer’s location.

30.6.1.5 Technical Infeasibility. A permanent exemption may be granted if a retailer can demonstrate that the removal of architectural barriers identified in the inspection report is not possible due to technical infeasibility. If such a claim is made, the Lottery may have the barrier removal action evaluated by a person knowledgeable in accessibility codes and construction to determine the merits of the claim.

30.6.1.6 Alternative methods. Where an exemption is granted in accordance with the provisions of this sub-chapter, the lottery retailer shall make the lottery related goods and services available through alternative methods. Examples of alternative methods include, but are not limited to:

30.6.1.6.1 Providing curb service;

30.6.1.6.2 Directing by signage to the nearest accessible lottery retailer.

30.7 Complaints Relating to Non-Accessibility

30.7.1 An aggrieved party may file an accessibility complaint with the Lottery Director or designee for review. Complaints must be in writing and, where possible, submitted on an ADA complaint form. As soon as practical, but not later than 30 days after the filing of a complaint, each complaint will be investigated. After the completion of the investigation, if the agency determines that the lottery retailer is not in compliance with this regulation, a letter of non-compliance will be issued to the lottery retailer with a copy to the complainant. If the lottery retailer is determined to be in compliance, a letter so stating will be mailed to the retailer and complainant. Regardless of whether a complaint has been filed, the agency will issue a letter of non-compliance within 30 days after the completion of an onsite inspection of the lottery retailer facility if the agency determines that the lottery retailer is not in compliance with this regulation.

30.7.2 If the letter of non-compliance shows deficiencies in the accessibility of the retailer facility, the lottery retailer shall submit a plan to the agency within 30 days of the issuance of the letter of non-compliance. The plan shall describe in detail how the lottery retailer will achieve compliance with this regulation. Compliance shall be accomplished within 90 days of the letter of non-compliance. The Lottery may, upon request and for good cause, grant the lottery retailer additional time to submit the plan.

30.7.3 Within 20 days of the submission of the plan to the agency, the Lottery shall notify the lottery retailer of the agency’s acceptance or rejection of the plan. If the plan is rejected, the notification shall contain the reasons for rejection of the plan and the corrections needed to make the plan acceptable to the Lottery. If the retailer agrees to make the required corrections, the Lottery shall accept the plan as modified.

30.7.4 If a retailer fails to submit a plan within 30 days of issuance of the letter of non-compliance and has not requested an extension of time to submit a plan, the Lottery may proceed to initiate termination proceedings.

30.7.5 If approved, the plan must be completely implemented within 60 days of the agency’s notice of approval. The Lottery may, upon request, grant the lottery retailer additional time for good cause. Notice of any extension will also be sent to the complainant, if applicable. Any such extension will commence immediately upon expiration of the first 60 day period.

30.7.6 If the corrective action taken by the lottery retailer corrects the deficiencies specified in the letter of non-compliance as originally issued or as later revised or reissued or if the onsite inspection of the lottery retailer facility reveals compliance with this regulation, the Lottery will issue a notice of compliance. Until this notice is issued, a complaint will be considered pending.

30.7.7 Failure to make the identified modifications in compliance with the accessibility standards and within the required time period will result in the initiation of proceedings to suspend or revoke the lottery license by the agency.

30.7.8 A license will be suspended if the Lottery determines that the lottery retailer has made significant progress toward correcting deficiencies listed in the compliance report, but has not completed implementation of the approved compliance plan. If the Lottery determines that the lottery retailer has not made a good faith effort to correct the deficiencies listed in the compliance report, this inaction will result in the revocation of the lottery license for that lottery licensed facility.

30.7.9 While proceedings to suspend or revoke a lottery retailer’s license are pending pursuant to this regulation, and until a notice of compliance is issued pursuant to 30.7.3 of this section, the Lottery shall withhold incentive payments from the lottery retailer. In addition, if a license is revoked pursuant to this regulation, and incentive payments and other privileges have been withheld from the affected retailer pending review of the complaint, the lottery retailer forfeits any claim to such incentive payments or other privileges.

30.8 Request for Hearings

30.8.1 If the Lottery proposes the denial of an application for a license or the suspension or revocation of a lottery retailer’s license pursuant to this regulation, the agency shall give the applicant or lottery retailer written notice of the time and place of the administrative hearing not later than thirty (30) days before the date of the hearing.

30.8.2 All relevant rules of evidence and time limits established in these rules shall apply to hearings conducted under this regulation.

30.9 Non-Exclusivity of Remedies

30.9.1 Remedies established by these regulations are not intended to supplant, restrict or otherwise impair resort to remedies otherwise available under law, including those authorized by the ADA and Del. Code Ann., Title 6, Ch. 45 (1993).

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450 Video Lottery Regulations

1.0 Introduction

These regulations are authorized pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4805. Video lottery operations in the State of Delaware are strictly regulated by the Delaware State Lottery Office through the powers delegated to the Director of the Lottery pursuant to Title 29 of the Delaware Code.

2.0 Definitions

The following words shall be accorded these meanings:

“Agency” - the Delaware State Lottery Office created pursuant to 29 Del.C. Ch. 48.

“Agent” or "licensed agent” or "licensed video lottery agent” - any person licensed by the Director of the agency to conduct licensed video lottery operations.

“Applicant" - any person applying for a license authorized under these regulations.

“Background investigation” - the security, fitness and background checks conducted of an applicant.

“Business plan” - a document containing information regarding video lottery operations as may be required by the Director.

“Credit slip” - the receipt issued from a video lottery machine for payment of credits by an agent.

“Central system” - the hardware, software and network components, which link and support all required video lottery machines and the central site.

“Central system provider” - a person with whom the agency has contracted for the purpose of providing and maintaining a central communication system and the related management facilities with respect to operating and servicing the video lottery machines.

“Central site” - the location where the central video lottery communications control systems shall be located.

“Certification” - the authorization by the lottery in accordance with its inspection and approval process of video lottery machines and video games, such certification to relate to either hardware or software.

“Credit” - the opportunity provided to a player to play a video game or redeem the credit for cash.

“Director” - the Director of the Delaware State Lottery Office as established by Title 29 of the Delaware Code.

“Elector” - any person who, under 29 Del.C. §4821, decides not to become an agent.

“Key employee” - an individual employee, person or agent of an applicant or licensee who has the power to exercise significant influence over significant decisions concerning the applicant's or licensee's business.

“Kind, type and number” - the generic varieties of video lottery machines that may be selected for installation, and the quantities in which they may be installed.

“License” - the authorization granted by the agency which permits an applicant to engage in defined video lottery activities as an agent or technology provider; and authorization granted by the agency which permits an applicant to perform employment duties as a key employee or video lottery operations employee.

“License application” - the process by which a person requests licensing for participation in the video lottery operations.

“Licensee” - any person authorized by the Director to participate in video lottery operations.

“Lottery” - the public gaming system or games established and operated by the Delaware State Lottery Office.

“Maximum wager limit” - the maximum amount that can be wagered on a single play on any single video game event outcome, as determined by the Lottery Director from time to time.

“MEAL” - a written machine entry authorization log stored inside the video lottery machine.

“Net proceeds” - the total amount of credits or cash played less the total amount of credits or cash won by the players. "Net proceeds" does not include sums withheld from player winnings for tax liabilities incurred by the players, nor does it include amounts held in reserve for large or progressive prizes yet to be won by players. However, any interest earned on such amounts held in reserve is included in net proceeds.

“Owner” - a person who owns, directly or indirectly, ten percent or more of an applicant or licensee.

“Person” - an individual, general partnership, limited partnership, corporation or other legal entity.

“Player” - an individual who plays a video lottery machine.

“Premises” - the building and grounds occupied by a licensed agent where the agent's video lottery operations occur or support facilities for such operations exist, such as facilities for the service of food or drink, including those areas not normally open to the public, such as areas where records related to video lottery operations are kept. "Premises" do not include areas where such operations or facilities do not take place or exist, such as racetrack areas, which are wholly unrelated to video lottery operations. The boundaries of the premises will be delineated on the floor plan in an agent's business plan.

“Request for proposals and qualifications” - a document developed under the direction of the Delaware State Lottery Office for the purpose of soliciting responses from potential technology providers as a means of acquiring bids for goods or services.

“Service technician” - any person who performs service, maintenance and repair operations on video lottery machines.

“Technology provider” - any person or entity, including video lottery manufacturers, who propose to contract with a video lottery agent or the agency for the provision of goods or services, including management services, related to video lottery operations, the provision of which requires a license pursuant to 29 Del.C. Ch. 48.

“Terminal” - a gaming device linked to the central system as part of the video lottery operations

“Video game” - any game played on a video lottery machine, including but not limited to a variation of poker, blackjack, pull tabs, instant or line-up games.

“Video game event outcome” - the result of a video game achieved by a player at a video lottery machine.

“Video lottery” - any lottery conducted with a video lottery machine or linked video lottery machines with an aggregate progression prize or prizes.

“Video lottery machine” - any machine in which coins, credits or tokens are deposited in order to play any game of chance in which the results, including options available to the player, are randomly and immediately determined by the machine. A machine may use spinning reels or video displays or both, and may or may not dispense coins or tokens directly to winning players. A machine shall be considered a video lottery machine notwithstanding (i) the use of an electronic credit system making the deposit of bills, coins, or tokens unnecessary, or (ii) the fact that the video lottery machine has employed dual function terminal technology.

“Video lottery operations employee” - an individual employee, person or agent of an applicant or licensee who is responsible for the security of video lottery machines, or responsible for handling video lottery machine proceeds, or is otherwise employed in a position that allows direct access to the internal workings of video lottery machines.

“VLEU”- the Video Lottery Enforcement Unit of the Delaware State Police.

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3 DE Reg. 1082 (02/01/00)

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

3.0 Licensing of Agents; Business Plans

3.1 Any applicant desiring to obtain a license to act as an agent shall apply to the agency on forms specified by the Director from time to time. Application forms shall require the applicant to provide the following, without limitation:

3.1.1 The applicant's legal name, form of entity (e.g., general or limited partnership, corporation), the names, addresses, employer identification or social security numbers (if applicable) and dates of birth (if applicable) of its directors, officers, partners, owners, key employees and video lottery operations employees.

3.1.2 A description of the applicant's organizational structure.

3.1.3 With respect to any persons named in subparagraph 3.1.1 that are not individuals, the names, addresses, social security numbers, and birth dates of all individuals who are directors, officers, owners, partners, key employees, or video lottery operations employees of any such persons.

3.1.4 The percentages of shares of stock, if any, held by each person named in subparagraph 3.1.1 or subparagraph 3.1.3 above. The Director may, at his or her discretion, cause periodic reexamination of the percentage of shares held by persons subject to such disclosures under these regulations.

3.1.5 The names of all persons principally involved in the original creation of the applicant's enterprise.

3.1.6 The names, if any, and addresses, social security numbers, and dates of birth of any person who is or was a director, officer, owner, partner, key employee, or video lottery operations employee of the applicant who has been charged with or convicted of a felony, a crime involving gambling, or a crime of moral turpitude.

3.1.7 Certified copies of the applicant's charter, articles of incorporation, partnership agreement, and other documents which constitute or explain the legal organization of the applicant.

3.1.8 The name, address, social security or employer identification number and date of birth of the record owner of the premises or the property upon which the premises are located or, if the applicant is not the sole owner of the premises or property, the information required by subparagraph 3.1.1 above with respect to all persons having an ownership interest in the premises or property and copies of all agreements pursuant to which the applicant occupies the premises or property, as well as copies of all documents relating to the premises or property including, without limitation, all mortgages, deeds of trust, bonds, debentures, pledges of corporate stock and voting trust agreements, but excluding easements; utility agreements; subdivision and plot plans; and, for the period prior to three years before the filing of the application, deeds in the chain of title and satisfied mortgages.

3.1.9 The information required by subparagraph (1) above as to any operator of any business conducted by such applicant and any other contractor (which is not a publicly traded entity) utilized by such applicant which has received compensation from such applicant in excess of $50,000 in any of the three (3) preceding fiscal years together with a copy of all agreements between such applicant and such operator or contractor and a statement of all compensation paid to such operator or contractor during said three-year period.

3.1.10 Copies of the applicant's audited financial statements for the preceding three (3) fiscal years and a copy of internally prepared financial statements for the current fiscal year as at the close of the most recent fiscal quarter.

3.1.11 Copies of the applicant's State and Federal tax returns for a period of three (3) fiscal years.

3.1.12 Copies of the declaration pages of all insurance policies insuring the applicant or the premises.

3.1.13 The information required by subparagraph 3.1.1 above as to the ten (10) largest unsecured creditors which are not publicly traded entities or accounting firms or legal firms of the applicant who are owed more than $25,000 by the applicant for a period in excess of sixty days.

3.1.14 Disclosure regarding the applicant or any other persons identified in subparagraphs 3.1.1 or 3.1.3 who were rejected for any gambling or gaming license or permit in any other jurisdiction.

3.1.15 Any and all other information as the Director may require to determine the competence, honesty and integrity of the applicant as required by Title 29 of the Delaware Code.

3.2. The application, as well as other documents submitted to the agency by or on behalf of the applicant for purposes of determining the qualifications of the applicant or agent, shall be sworn to or affirmed before a notary public. If any form or document is signed by an attorney for the applicant, the signature shall certify that the attorney has read the forms or documents and that, to the best of his or her knowledge, information and belief, based on diligent inquiry, the contents of the form or documents so supplied are true.

3.3. Upon request of the agency, the applicant shall supplement the information provided in the application form as deemed necessary by the agency. The applicant shall furnish all information, including financial data and documents, certifications, consents, waivers, individual history forms, tax returns, cancelled checks or other materials required or requested by the agency for purposes of determining the qualifications of the applicant or agent.

3.4. To the extent, if any, that the information supplied in the application or otherwise supplied by the applicant or on the applicant's behalf, becomes inaccurate or incomplete, the applicant shall so notify the agency in writing as soon as it is aware that the information is inaccurate or incomplete, and shall at that time supply the information necessary to correct the inaccuracy or incompleteness of the information.

3.5. The applicant shall cooperate fully with the agency and the VLEU with respect to its background investigation of the applicant. Among other things, the applicant, upon request, shall make available any and all of its books or records for inspection by the agency or the VLEU.

3.6. The applicant shall submit with the application a proposed business plan for the conduct of video lottery operations. Such plan shall be submitted in conformity with a separate form specified and supplied by the agency. The plan shall include, without limitation, the following items: a floor plan of the area to be used for video lottery operations; an advertising/marketing plan; the proposed placement of video lottery machines on the premises; the kind, type and number of video lottery machines proposed, provided however that the name of the manufacturer(s) of such machines shall not be included; money control procedures; a security plan; a staffing plan for video lottery operations; accounting and tax compliance procedures; and the method to be utilized for prize payments. The plan shall provide the details of any progressive jackpot games and shall provide for an escrow account or escrow accounts to be established and maintained in accordance with instructions provided by the agency for the purpose of holding in reserve large or progressive prizes yet to be won by players. The plan shall propose the use of video lottery machines such that a reasonable number of competitor manufacturers would be able to supply such machines. The specification of the kind, type and number of the video lottery machines in the business plans shall make clear whether or not the devices are video versus spinning reel; coin-in/coin-out versus coin-in/credit-out, etc. The plan shall also propose the generic games to be played on the devices (e.g., video poker, keno, bingo, blackjack, line-up games). The plan shall provide for payment for payout from video lottery machines such that the payouts shall not be less than 87% on an annual average basis, and shall otherwise comport with the requirements contained at 29 Del.C. §4805(a)(15).

3.7. As soon as the agency has determined that the application is complete, it shall forward same to the VLEU which shall, as soon as practicable, undertake and complete the background investigation of the applicant, its officers, directors, partners, owners and key employees, video lottery operations employees and report its findings to the agency.

3.8. The Director shall weigh the following factors in his or her evaluation of the application:

3.8.1 Whether the applicant satisfies the requisites of 29 Del.C. §4805(b) (13) as that section pertains to the holding of either a horse racing meet or a harness racing meet.

3.8.2 The criminal background, if any, of the applicant, or any of its officers, directors, partners, owners, key employees, and video lottery operations employees. No license shall be issued to any applicant if any of the persons identified in this subsection have been convicted, within 10 years prior to the filing of the application, of any felony, a crime of moral turpitude or a crime involving gambling.

3.8.3 The extent to which, if any, the applicant would be subject to the control or influence of its activities by any person having a financial interest pertaining to the applicant, including a mortgage or other lien against property of the applicant or, who in the opinion of the agency, might otherwise influence its activities. In such case the Director shall consider the character, honesty and integrity of whoever has the ability to control or influence the activities of the applicant.

3.8.4 The degree to which the applicant has demonstrated its ability to finance the proposed video lottery operations, as well as the source of such financing.

3.8.5 The degree to which the applicant has supplied accurate and complete information pursuant to the requirements of these regulations.

3.8.6 Whether the applicant holds a license as a technology provider. An agent license shall not be granted to an applicant who is an owner of a technology provider.

3.8.7 Whether the applicant has demonstrated the business ability and experience necessary to satisfactorily conduct the video lottery operations.

3.8.8 The extent to which the applicant has cooperated with the agency and the State Police in connection with the background investigation.

3.8.9 Whether the person, or any of its officers, directors, partners, owners, key employees, or video lottery operations employees are known to associate with persons of nefarious backgrounds or disreputable character such that the association could adversely affect the general credibility, security, integrity, honesty, fairness or reputation of the lottery.

3.8.10 With respect to any past conduct which may adversely reflect upon the applicant, the nature of the conduct, the time that has passed since the conduct, the frequency of the conduct and any extenuating circumstances that affect or reduce the impact of the conduct or otherwise reflect upon the applicant's fitness for the license.

3.8.11 The extent, if any, to which the applicant has failed to comply with any applicable tax laws of the federal, state or local governments.

3.8.12 The adequacy of the applicant's business plan, as it reflects on the applicant's competency or capability to conduct video lottery operations in conformance with the requirements of these regulations.

3.8.13 Any other information before the Director, including substantially similar background investigations performed by other agencies or jurisdictions, which relates to the applicant's competency, financial capability, honesty, integrity, reputation, habits, or associations.

3.9. A license shall be issued to the applicant if the Director is satisfied, upon consideration of the factors specified in subsection 3.8, that the applicant would be a fit agent and not pose a threat to the public interest, the reputation of the lottery, or the effective control of the lottery.

3.10. The approval of any license or the renewal of a license to an agent is subject to the following conditions:

3.10.1 Operation pursuant to a license issued under these regulations shall signify agreement by the agent to abide by all provisions of the regulations, including those contained in this section.

3.10.2 The agent shall at all times make its premises available for inspection by authorized representatives of the agency or the VLEU personnel, on a 24-hour unannounced basis. The VLEU shall be authorized entry to the premises and access to any video lottery machines or records of the agent without acquiring a warrant.

[3.10.3 The agent shall not permit any automated teller machines (ATMs) to be present within twenty-five (25) feet of any video lottery machine on the premises.]

3.10.43 The agent and any entity owned by the agent in which the agent has a controlling ownership interest shall consent in writing to the examination of all accounts, bank accounts, and records under the control of the agent or the owned entity; and, upon request of the agency, shall authorize all third parties in possession or control of the said documents to allow the agency to examine such documents.

3.10.54 To the extent permitted by law, an agent accepts all risks of adverse public notice, embarrassment, criticism, damages, or financial loss which may result from any disclosure or publication of material or information supplied to the agency in connection with the application for the agent's operations.

3.10.65 An agent shall immediately notify the agency of any proposed or effective change regarding the makeup of the owners, directors, officers, partners, or key employees of the agent.

3.10.76 The agent shall certify by a sworn notarized statement that it has not entered and does not intend to enter into any joint venture, partnership or teaming agreement in order to fulfill its obligations in connection with the video lottery operations; that it is not acting as a distributor of products manufactured by another entity; and that it has not entered and does not intend to enter into any agreement whereunder the proceeds generated by any agreement between the agent and the agency would be shared with one or more other persons. Provided, however, that an agent may enter into a management agreement with a third-party, who is not licensed under these regulations as a technology provider, for the operation of the lottery on the agent's premises provided that: (1) the proposed management agreement is provided to and approved by the agency, and (2) the third-party complies with all these regulations which apply to agents, including without limitation the licensure requirements.

3.11 Any license granted may not be transferred, assigned or pledged as collateral. A change of ownership which occurs after the Director has issued a license shall automatically terminate the license ninety (90) days thereafter. Provided, however, that the Director may issue a license to the new owner if satisfied, after the submission of an application that the new owner has met the requirements contained in 29 Del.C. §4806 (a) (1-4), as well as the fitness and background standards contained in such law and these regulations. In the case of a death of an owner, the estate of such owner shall be deemed to have met the requirements of §4806 (a) (1-4) for a period of one year following such death without the need for submitting an application, and, thereafter, need only supply such additional information as the Director may request. In the case of a shift in equity positions of owners, or a transfer among owners, notice shall be given the Director, but the license shall not terminate so long as no new owner is created or results. An agent may also seek approval of a proposed change in ownership prior to the actual change.

3.12 If the Director proposes to deny a license application and the agency is subject to the requirements contained in subchapter IV of 29 Del.C. chapter 101, the agency shall first give written notice to the applicant of the intended action, the reasons therefore, and the right to a hearing as provided for in 29 Del.C. chapter 101.

3.13 At the time of issuance of the license or thereafter, in the Director's sole discretion, the Director may approve the proposed business plan of the applicant or the agent. If the Director determines that an amendment or amendments to the plan are necessary to increase revenues from the video lottery, protect the public welfare or ensure the security of the video lottery, he or she may amend the plan accordingly. An agent may request an amendment to an approved business plan, which proposed amendment shall be subject to the approval of the Director.

3.14 To the extent provided by law, any information obtained pursuant to this Section 3 shall be held in confidence and not subject to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del.C. chapter 100.

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7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

4.0 Licensing of Technology Providers

4.1 As deemed necessary, the Director shall give public notice of the agency's intent to select technology providers of video lottery machines through a request for proposal and qualifications by advertising in a newspaper of general circulation in Delaware and in a prominent trade publication requesting expressions of interest to serve as a technology provider. The licensing of a technology provider shall not serve as the basis of requiring the Director to select the technology provider under the procurement procedures set forth in Chapter 69 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code.

4.2 Each person desiring to obtain a license from the agency as a technology provider shall submit a license application on a form specified and supplied by the agency. Any person or entity, including video lottery manufacturers, who proposes to contract with a video lottery agent or the Lottery for the provision of goods or services, including management services, related to video lottery operations, must obtain a technology provider license pursuant to these Video Lottery Regulations. The license application shall, among other things:

4.2.1 Give notice that the applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation, the cost of which must be borne by the applicant.

4.2.2 Require the applicant to supply specified information and documents related to the applicant's fitness and the background of its owners, partners, directors, officers, key employees, and video lottery operations employees, including but not limited to copies of financial statements, tax returns, insurance policies, and lists of creditors.

4.2.3 Require the applicant to disclose the identity of all customers to whom it has furnished video games or other gambling equipment or technology within the three years immediately preceding the date of the application.

4.2.4 Require the applicant to list all persons with whom the applicant has a communications protocol agreement.

4.2.5 Require the applicant to disclose whether the applicant, or any of its present or former officers, directors, owners, partners, key employees, or video lottery operations employees, is or has been the subject of an investigation in another jurisdiction, the nature of the investigation, and the outcome, if any, of such investigation.

4.2.6 Provide a description of the means by which the applicant exercises security and financial control over the activities of service technicians in order to insure the integrity of video lottery operations.

4.2.7 Require the applicant to disclose its legal name, form or entity (e.g., general or limited partnership, corporation), the names, addresses, social security numbers and dates of birth of its directors, officers, partners, owners, key employees and video lottery operations employees.

4.2.8 Require the applicant to disclose the names and addresses of individuals who have been authorized by the applicant to engage in dealings with the agency for purposes of representing the interests of the applicant.

4.2.9 Require the applicant to enclose copies of its audited financial statements for the preceding three (3) fiscal years and a copy of internally prepared financial statements for the current fiscal year or at the close of the most recent fiscal quarter.

4.2.10 Require the applicant to provide a description of its engineering and software development resources, technical support capabilities and ability to manufacture and deliver the video lottery machines.

4.2.11 Require persons who are proposing to contract with the agency or a video lottery agent to provide a copy of their contract proposal.

4.3 Upon request, the applicant shall supplement the information provided in the application form as deemed necessary by the Director.

4.4 To the extent, if any, that the information in the application or the supplemental information provided by the applicant becomes inaccurate or incomplete, the applicant shall so notify the agency in writing as soon as it is aware that the information is inaccurate or incomplete, and shall at that time supply the information necessary to make the application or supplementary information accurate and complete.

4.5 The applicant shall cooperate fully with the agency and the Delaware State Police VLEU in any background investigation of the applicant.

4.6 The applicant, upon request of the agency or the Delaware State Police VLEU, shall make any and all of its books and records available for inspection by the agency or the Delaware State Police VLEU. Provided, however, that any information obtained pursuant to this subsection shall, to the extent provided by law, be held in confidence and not subject to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act.

4.7 As soon as the agency has determined that the application form is complete and that the applicant is otherwise qualified, it shall forward the same to the Delaware State Police VLEU which shall conduct as soon as practicable a background investigation of the applicant, its officers, partners, owners, directors, key employees, and video lottery operations employees and report its findings to the agency.

4.8 Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein to the contrary, the Director may determine, upon review of the licensing standards of another state, that such standards are so comprehensive, thorough, and provide similar adequate safeguards, that the license of an applicant in such other state precludes the necessity of a full application and background check. In such case, the Director shall require a limited application and background check, as determined by the Director in his sole discretion, as are necessary to assure that the applicant is fit for the license and does not pose a threat to the public interest of the State or to the reputation of or effective regulation of the video lottery.

4.9 In evaluating applications, the Director shall consider:

4.9.1 Whether the applicant has demonstrated an ability to interface its technical capabilities with the selected central system and that it has the resources, experience and ability necessary to manufacture, deliver, install and service such number of video lottery machines as it may be required to supply under a contract with the agency.

4.9.2 Any past conduct of the applicant, or any of its present or former officers, directors, partners, owners, key employees, or video lottery operations employees which may adversely reflect upon the applicant, the nature of the conduct, the time that has passed since the conduct, the frequency of the conduct and any extenuating circumstances that affect or reduce the impact of the conduct or otherwise reflect upon the applicant's fitness for the license. No license shall be issued to any applicant if any of the persons identified in this subsection have been convicted, within ten years prior to the filing of the application, of any felony, a crime of moral turpitude or a crime involving gambling.

4.9.3 Any findings provided by the Delaware State Police VLEU following its background investigation.

4.9.4 The extent, if any, to which the applicant has failed to comply with any applicable tax laws of the Federal, State or local governments.

4.9.5 The association of the applicant, or any of its officers, directors, owners, partners, key employees, or video lottery operations employees with persons of known criminal background or persons of disreputable character, that may adversely affect the general credibility, security, integrity, honesty, fairness or reputation of video lottery operations.

4.9.6 Any other information supplied in connection with the application, including substantially similar background investigations performed by other agencies or jurisdictions, which relates to the applicant's competence, financial capability, honesty, integrity, reputation, habits, or associations.

4.9.7 The degree to which the applicant has supplied accurate and complete information pursuant to the requirements of these regulations.

4.10 A license shall not be issued to a technology provider if the applicant technology provider has any direct or indirect financial interest in an agent licensee or the real or personal property of an agent licensee.

4.11 A license shall be issued to the applicant if the Director is satisfied, upon consideration of the factors specified in subsection 4.9, that the applicant would be a fit technology provider and not pose a threat to the public interest, the reputation of the lottery or to the effective control of the lottery.

4.12 An applicant for a technology provider's license shall, prior to issuance of the license, post a bond or irrevocable letter of credit in a manner and in an amount established by the agency. Any such bond shall be issued by a surety company authorized to transact business in Delaware and said company shall be approved by the State Insurance Commissioner as to solvency and responsibility.

4.13 The agency, with the assistance of the VLEU, may require licensed technology providers to annually update information submitted with their initial license application.

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3 DE Reg. 1081 (02/01/00)

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

8 DE Reg. 842 (12/01/04)

5.0 Technology Providers: Contracts; Requirements; Duties

5.1 The Director shall, pursuant to the procedures set forth in chapter 69 of title 29 of the Delaware Code enter into contracts with licensed technology providers as he or she shall determine to be appropriate, pursuant to which the technology providers shall furnish by sale or lease to the State video lottery machines in such numbers and for such video games as the Director shall approve from time to time as necessary for the efficient and economical operation of the lottery, or convenience of the players, and in accordance with the agents' business plans as approved and amended by the Director. No more than 1,000 video lottery machines shall be located within the confines of an agent's premises unless the Director approves up to an additional 1,500 machines or other number approved by the Director as permitted by law.

5.2 All contracts with technology providers who are video lottery machine manufacturers shall include without limitation, provisions to the following effect:

5.2.1 The technology provider shall furnish a person to work with the agency and its consultants to provide assistance as needed in establishing, planning and executing acceptance tests on the video lottery machines provided by such technology provider. Technology provider assistance shall be provided as requested by the agency in troubleshooting communication and technical problems that are discovered when video lottery machines are initially placed at the agent's site;

5.2.2 The technology provider shall submit video lottery machine illustrations, schematics, block diagrams, circuit analysis, technical and operation manuals, program source code and object code and any other information requested by the Director for purposes of analyzing and testing the video lottery machines. A maximum of one-hundred dollars ($100) shall be permitted for wagering on a single play of any video game except that the Director pursuant to Regulation 7.3 may authorize plays on a video lottery machine in excess of the $100 maximum bet limit;

5.2.3 For testing, examination and analysis purposes, the technology provider shall furnish working models of video lottery machines, associated equipment, and documentation at locations designated by the Director. The technology provider shall maintain the current software and video lottery machines in good working order acceptable to the agency. The technology provider shall pay all costs of any testing, examination, analysis and transportation of the video lottery machines, which may include the entire dismantling of the machines and some tests that may result in damage or destruction to one or more electronic components of the machines. The agency and its agents shall have no liability for any damage or destruction. The agency may require that the technology provider provide specialized equipment or the agency may employ the services of an independent technical laboratory expert to test the video lottery machine at the technology provider's expense;

5.2.4 Technology providers shall submit all hardware, software, and test equipment necessary for testing of their video lottery machines, and shall provide the Director with keys and locks subject to the Director’s specifications for each approved video lottery machine;

5.2.5 The EPROMs, CDs or other equivalent technology of each video lottery machine shall be certified to be in compliance with published specifications;

5.2.6 No video lottery machine shall be put into use prior to certification of its model by the Director;

5.3 All contracts with technology providers shall include without limitation, provisions to the following effect:

5.3.1 Technology providers shall agree to promptly report any violation or any facts or circumstances that may result in a violation of these rules; provide immediate access to all its records and its physical premises for inspection at the request of the Director; attend all trade shows or conferences as required by the Director;

5.3.2 Technology providers shall agree to modify their hardware and software as necessary to accommodate video game changes directed by the agency from time to time;

5.3.3 Technology providers shall provide such bonds and provide evidence of such insurance as the Director shall require from time to time and in such amounts and issued by such companies as the Director shall approve; and

5.3.4 Technology providers shall have a valid license to conduct business in the State of Delaware, shall comply with all applicable tax provisions, and shall in all other respects be qualified to conduct business in Delaware.

5.4 Each video lottery machine certified by the Director shall bear a unique serial number shall conform to the exact specifications of the video lottery machine model tested and certified by the Director.

5.5 Technology providers shall hold harmless the agency, the State of Delaware, and their respective employees for any claims, loss, cost, damage, liability or expense, including, without limitation, legal expense arising out of any hardware or software malfunction resulting in the wrongful award or denial of credits or cash.

5.6 A technology provider shall not distribute a video lottery machine for placement in the state unless the video lottery machine has been approved by the agency. Only licensed technology providers may apply for approval of a video lottery machine or associated equipment. The technology provider shall submit two copies of video lottery machine illustrations, schematics, block diagrams, circuit analysis, technical and operation manuals, program source code and object code, and any other information requested by the agency for purposes of analyzing and testing the video lottery machine or associated equipment.

5.7 The agency may require that two working models of a video lottery machine be transported to the location designated by the agency for testing, examination, and analysis. The technology provider shall pay all costs of testing, examination, analysis and transportation of such video lottery machine models, which may include the entire dismantling of the video lottery machine and tests which may result in damage or destruction to one or more electronic components of such video lottery machine model. The agency may require that the technology provider provide specialized equipment or the services of an independent technical expert in testing the terminal.

5.8 After each test has been completed, the agency shall provide the video lottery machine technology provider with a report that contains findings, conclusions, and pass/fail results. Prior to approving a particular video lottery machine model, the agency may require a trial period not in excess of sixty (60) days for a licensed agent to test the video lottery machine. During the trial period, the technology provider may not make any modifications to the video lottery machine model unless such modifications are approved by the agency.

5.9 The technology provider is responsible for the assembly and initial operation, in the manner approved and licensed by the agency, of all its video lottery machines and associated equipment. The technology provider may not change the assembly or operational functions of any of its video lottery machines approved for placement in Delaware unless a "request for modification to an existing video lottery machine prototype" is made to the agency, that request to contain all appropriate information relating to the type of change, reason for change, and all documentation required. The agency must approve such request prior to any changes being made, and the agency shall reserve the right to require second testing of video lottery machines after modifications have been made.

5.10 Each video lottery machine approved for placement in a licensed agent's place of business shall conform to the exact specifications of the video lottery machine prototype tested and approved by the agency. Any video lottery machine which does not so conform shall be disconnected from the Delaware video lottery system until compliance has been achieved. Each video lottery machine shall at all times operate and be placed in accordance with the provisions of these regulations.

5.11 The following duties are required of all licensed technology providers, without limitation:

5.11.1 Manufacture terminals and associated equipment for placement in Delaware in accordance with the specifications of the agency.

5.11.2 Manufacture terminals and associated equipment to ensure timely delivery to licensed Delaware agents.

5.11.3 Maintain and provide an inventory of associated equipment to assure the timely repair and continued, approved operation and play of licensed video lottery machines acquired under the contract for placement in Delaware, provided further that said equipment will be maintained at a Delaware storage facility or warehouse.

5.11.4 Provide an appropriate number of service technicians with the appropriate technical knowledge and training to provide for the service and repair of its licensed video lottery machines and associated equipment so as to assure the continued, approved operation and play of those licensed video lottery machines acquired under contract for placement in Delaware.

5.11.5 Obtain any certification of compliance required under the applicable provisions of rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.

5.11.6 Promptly report to the agency any violation or any facts or circumstances that may result in a violation of State or Federal law and/or any rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

5.11.7 Conduct video lottery operations in a manner that does not pose a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of Delaware, or reflect adversely on the security or integrity of the video lottery.

5.11.8 Hold the agency and the State of Delaware and its employees harmless from any and all claims that may be made against the agency, the State of Delaware, or the employees of either, arising from the technology provider's participation in or the operation of a video lottery game.

5.11.9 Defend and pay for the defense of all claims that may be made against the agency, the State of Delaware, or the employees of either, arising from the technology provider's participation in video lottery operations.

5.11.10 Maintain all required records.

5.11.11 Lease or sell only those licensed video lottery machines, validation units and associated equipment approved under these regulations.

5.11.12 It shall be the continuing duty of the technology provider licensee to provide the Director with an updated list of the names and addresses of all its employees who are involved in the daily operation of the video lottery machines. These employees will include individuals or their supervisors involved with (1) the repair or maintenance of the video lottery machines, or (2) positions that provide direct access to the video lottery machines. It shall be the continuing duty of the technology provider licensee to provide for the bonding of each of these individuals to ensure against financial loss resulting from wrongful acts on their parts.

5.11.13 It shall be the ongoing duty of the technology provider licensee to notify the Director of any change in officers, partners, directors, key employees, video lottery operations employees, or owners. These individuals shall also be subject to a background investigation. The failure of any of the above-mentioned individuals to satisfy a background investigation may constitute "cause" for the suspension or revocation of the technology provider's license.

5.11.14 Supervise its employees and their activities to ensure compliance with these rules.

5.11.15 Promptly report to the Lottery any violation or any facts or circumstances that may result in a violation of State or Federal law and/or any rules or regulations pursuant thereto, excluding violations concerning motor vehicle laws.

5.11.16 Comply with such other requirements as shall be specified by the Director.

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2 DE Reg. 779 (11/01/98)

3 DE Reg. 1081 (02/01/00)

5 DE Reg. 1286 (12/01/01)

5 DE Reg. 1417 (01/01/02)

7 DE Reg. 202 (08/01/03)

7 DE Reg. 206 (08/01/03)

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

6.0 Agents: Duties

The following duties are required of all licensed agents:

6.1 Provide a secure location for the placement, operation, and play of all licensed video lottery machines located on the licensed agent's premises.

6.2 Permit no person to tamper with or interfere with the approved operation of any licensed video lottery machine without prior written approval of the agency and the VLEU, unless otherwise directed by the Lottery.

6.3 Assure that telephone lines from the agency's central computer to the licensed video lottery machines located on the licensed agent's premises are at all times connected, and prevent any person from tampering or interfering with the continuous operation of the lines.

6.4 With respect to video lottery operations, contract only with officers, directors, owners, partners, key employees, and suppliers of video lottery equipment and paraphernalia authorized by the agency to participate in video lottery operations within the State of Delaware.

6.5 Ensure that licensed video lottery machines are placed and remain as placed unless the agency authorizes their movement within the sight and control of the agent or a designated employee, through physical presence and by the use of surveillance cameras at all times.

6.6 Ensure that licensed video lottery machines are placed and remain as placed in the specific area of the premises as approved by the lottery. The initial placement and any subsequent relocation of any video lottery machine requires the prior written approval of the agency and the VLEU.

6.7 Monitor video lottery machine play and prevent access to or play by persons who are under the age of twenty-one (21) years or who are intoxicated, or whom the agent has reason to believe are intoxicated, and prohibit play by persons who are barred by law or self-barred from playing any video lottery machine.

6.8 Commit no violations of the laws of this State concerning the sale, dispensing, and consumption on the premises of alcoholic beverages that result in suspension or revocation of an alcoholic beverage license.

6.9 Maintain at all times sufficient, tokens change and cash in denominations accepted by the video machines located in the premises.

6.10 Exercise caution and good judgment in extending credit for video lottery machine play, and comply with all applicable federal and state laws.

6.11 Exercise caution and good judgment in providing cash for checks presented for video lottery machine play. The agent shall also ensure that any contractor who performs check cashing services for the agent also exercises caution and good judgment in providing cash for checks under this regulation.

6.12 Report promptly all video lottery machine malfunctions to the appropriate technology provider and agency and notify the agency of any technology provider failure to provide service and repair of such terminals and associated equipment.

6.13 Conduct agency approved advertising and promotional activities related to video lottery operations.

6.14 Install, post and display prominently at locations within or about the premises signs, redemption information and other promotional material as may be required by the agency.

6.15 Conduct video lottery operations only during those hours established and approved by the Director or designee.

6.16 Assume responsibility for the proper and timely payment to players of credits or tokens awarded.

6.17 Prohibit the possession, use or control of gambling paraphernalia on the premises not directly related to the lottery or horse racing or harness horse racing and prohibit illegal gambling on the premises.

6.18 Attend all meetings, seminars, and training sessions required by the agency.

6.19 Supervise its employees and their activities to ensure compliance with these rules.

6.20 Assume responsibility for the proper and immediate redemption of all credits; however, no credits may be redeemed by a person under twenty-one (21) years of age, and no credits submitted for redemption beyond the one year time limit will be redeemed. No credits or prizes may be redeemed by any person illegally on the agent’s premises or persons who have requested that they be self-banned from the agent’s premises.

6.21 Provide dedicated power and a proper video lottery machine environment in accordance with the specifications of the agency. The agent shall permit no person to completely shut off power to an operational video lottery machine without the prior approval of the agency.

6.22 Furnish to the Director complete information pertaining to any change in ownership of the agent or the owner of the premises or beneficial owner (other than a change in ownership by an owner of less than twenty (20) percent of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the agent or premises owner if such stock is publicly traded).

6.23 Promptly report to the lottery any violation or any facts or circumstances that may result in a violation of State or Federal law and/or any rules or regulations pursuant thereto, excluding violations concerning motor vehicle laws.

6.24 Conduct video lottery operations in a manner that does not pose a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of Delaware, or reflect adversely on the security or integrity of the lottery.

6.25 Hold the Director, the State of Delaware, and employees thereof harmless from and defend and pay for the defense of any and all claims which may be asserted against the Director, the State or the employees thereof, arising from the participation in the video lottery system, except claims arising from the negligence or willful misconduct of the Director, the State or the employees thereof.

6.26 Maintain all required records.

6.27 Provide at the request of the Director or the VLEU immediate access to the premises and to all records related to any aspect of these regulations, including without limitation the duties imposed by these regulations.

6.28 Keep current on all payments, tax obligations and other obligations to the agency and other licensees with whom video lottery business is conducted. The agent shall pay the players and transfer the net proceeds to the State lottery fund in conformity with the requirements set forth in these regulations and 29 Del.C. Ch. 48.

6.29 Ensure that there are no automated teller machines (ATMs) within twenty-five (25) feet of any video lottery machine on the premises.

6.30 29 Locate all video lottery machines within the viewing range of closed circuit television cameras at all times, including both normal business hours and those periods when video lottery operations are closed. The presence of these cameras is to ensure the integrity of the lottery, the video lottery operations, and the safety of the patrons. Surveillance tapes will be maintained by the agent according to a schedule established by the Director and the VLEU. The installation of any new closed circuit television or repositioning of any CCTV cameras or new surveillance system must be reviewed and approved by the Director and the VLEU before placed into operation.

6.31 30 Comply with such other requirements as shall be specified by the Director. The agent shall submit to the Director a description of its system of internal procedures and administrative and accounting controls which shall conform to the rules and regulations of the agency and be otherwise satisfactory to the Director in his or her sole discretion.

6.32 31 Provide, on a continuing basis, to the Director the names and addresses of all employees who are involved in the daily operation of the video lottery machines. These employees will include individuals or their supervisors involved with (1) the security of the video lottery machines, (2) the handling or transporting of proceeds from the video lottery machines, or (3) positions that provide direct access to video lottery machines. It shall be the continuing duty of the video lottery agent licensee to provide for the bonding of any of the above-mentioned employees to ensure against financial loss resulting from wrongful acts on their parts. Likewise, the agent shall post a bond or irrevocable letter of credit in a manner and in an amount established by the agency. Any such bonds shall be issued by a surety company authorized to transact business in Delaware and said company shall be approved by the State Insurance Commissioner as to solvency and responsibility.

6.33 32 Notify the Director on a continuing basis of any change in officers, partners, directors, key employees, video lottery operations employees, and owners.

6.33 32.1 The video lottery agent shall provide this information to the Lottery and the VLEU on a weekly basis. Such persons will also be subject to a background investigation. The failure of any of the above-mentioned persons to satisfy a background investigation may constitute "cause" for the suspension or revocation of the video lottery agent's license, provided that an agent is first given a reasonable opportunity to remove or replace such person if the agent was unaware of such "cause" prior to the background investigation. The agent must supply the VLEU with the completed License Application Form ("LAF") and fingerprint cards for each employee before the employee begins employment. Agent employees required to be licensed by the Delaware Lottery laws, 29 Del.C. Ch. 48, and these Regulations must have been successfully completed and been issued a valid license under section 14.0 of these Regulations prior to commencement of employment.

6.33 32.2 The agent must notify the VLEU of the transfer of any employee within the agent’s organization on a weekly basis. The Lottery and the VLEU will determine if a new or updated LAF must be submitted for the transferred employee.

6.33 32.3 The agent must notify the Lottery and the VLEU of the termination of any employee and the reason for the termination on a weekly basis.

6.33 32.4 The agent must submit to the Lottery and the VLEU on a weekly basis the names of all new employees who will work on the video lottery premises. All employees who do not meet the definition of key employees or video lottery operations employees must file a completed LAF with the VLEU within seven (7) days of commencement of employment.

6.33 32.5 The agent must obtain advance approval before any temporary employee, consultant, or contractor will be permitted access to secure locations. Any such temporary employee, consultant, or contractor must submit a Request for Temporary Work Approval Form to the VLEU at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of assignment. Any such temporary employee, consultant, or contractor must also submit a license application pursuant to Regulation 14.0 and must be employed by a licensed technology provider. Any vendor who proposes to contract with a video lottery agent or the Lottery for the provision of goods or services, including management services, related to the video lottery operations, must obtain a technology provider license pursuant to Video Lottery Regulation 4.0. The Lottery will consider secure areas to include, but not be limited to, access to the inside of a video lottery machine, surveillance rooms, cash vaults, and cash booths.

6.34 33 As soon as it is known to the agent, file with the Director a copy of any current or proposed agreement and disclose to the Director any other relationship between the agent, its parents, subsidiaries, related entities, partners, owners, directors, officers or key employees for the sale, lease, maintenance, repair or other assignment of the agent's premises, or any other relationship of any vendor, manufacturer or other person who stands to benefit financially from the possession or use of video lottery machines by such agent. The agent shall file with the Director for approval every contract in excess of $50,000 which pertains to the agent's video lottery operations. The agent shall notify the Director of any contract with an entity that is subject to the license requirements for vendors or technology providers under 29 Del.C. §4805(b)(17) and Chapter 4 of these Regulations.

6.35 34 Comply with the applicable requirements contained in 3 Del.C. §10048 and §10148 and 28 Del.C. §427. The agent shall file an annual report, due January 15th of each year, which provides sufficient information for the Director to determine whether the agent has satisfied the requirements of this provision.

6.36 35 Comply with the provisions of the business plans as approved and amended.

6.37 36 Comply on a continuing basis with the requirements for obtaining or retaining a license under the provisions of these regulations and 29 Del.C. Ch. 48.

2 DE Reg. 115 (07/01/98)

3 DE Reg. 1081 (02/01/00)

7 DE Reg. 206 08/01/03)

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

8 DE Reg. 1143 02/01/05)

7.0 Game Requirements

7.1 The Director shall authorize such video games to be played on the agent's premises in conformity with approved business plans, as amended.

7.2 Video games shall be based on bills, coins, tokens or credits, worth between $.01 and $100.00 each, in conformity with approved business plans as amended.

7.3 The Director, in his or her discretion, may authorize play on a video lottery machine to which the maximum wager limit of $100.00 shall not apply.

7.4 Each video game shall display the amount wagered and the amount awarded for each possible winning occurrence based on the number of credits wagered.

7.5 Each video game shall provide a method for players to view payout tables.

7.6 Each player shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. In the event an underage player attempts to claim a prize, the video lottery agent should treat the play of the game as void and the underage player shall not be entitled to any prize won or a refund of amounts bet. In the event a person illegally on the premises or a self-barred person attempts to claim a prize, the video lottery agent will also treat the play of the game as void and the person shall not be entitled to any prize won or a refund of amounts bet. This policy prohibiting persons underage, persons illegally entering the premises, and persons self-barred from winning prizes shall be prominently displayed on the premises of the video lottery agent.

7.7 Agents shall redeem credit slips, tokens, or video lottery machine credits presented by a player in accordance with procedures proposed by the agent and approved by the Director prior to the opening of the premises for video game play. Such procedures shall be modified at the direction of the Director in his or her sole discretion at any time. Nothing in this subsection (7.7) shall prohibit the use of coin-in/coin-out machines. Players claiming prizes may be required to present sufficient identification as required by the agency.

7.8 Credit slips and prize claim forms may be redeemed by a player at the designated place on the premises where the video game issuing the credit slip or prize claim form is located during the one year redeeming period commencing on the date the credit slip or prize claim form was issued.

7.9

7.9.1 No credit slip or prize claim shall be redeemed more than one (1) year from the date of issuance. No jackpot from a coin-in/coin-out machine shall be redeemed more than one year from the date on which the jackpot occurred. Funds reserved for the payment of a credit slip or expired unclaimed jackpot shall be treated as net proceeds if unredeemed one year from the date of issuance of the credit slip or occurrence of the winning jackpot. The one-year redemption policy in this regulation shall be prominently displayed on the premises of the video lottery agent.

7.9.2 No person may play or attempt to play credits on a video lottery machine that were won by another player on that machine and inadvertently or accidentally left on the machine by the original player. Any such play of another person's credits shall be treated as void and the person who plays another player's credits that were accidentally left on the machine shall not be entitled to any prize won or a refund. The tracks shall prominently post this policy on the premises. Any unclaimed credits left on a video lottery machine shall revert to the Agency after a one year period.

7.10 No payment for a credit slip or a prize claim form for a prize awarded on a video lottery machine may be made unless the credit slip or prize claim form meets the following requirements:

7.10.1 It is presented on a fully legible, valid, printed credit slip on paper approved by the agency, containing the information as required;

7.10.2 It is not mutilated, altered, unreadable, or tampered with in any manner, or previously paid;

7.10.3 It is not counterfeit in whole or in part; and

7.10.4 It is presented by a person authorized to play.

7.11 Method of Payment - The management of each licensed agent shall designate employees authorized to redeem credit slips during the hours of operation. Credits shall be immediately paid in cash or by check when a player presents a credit slip for payment meeting the requirements of this section.

7.12 Restrictions on Payment - Agents may only redeem credit slips for credits awarded on video lottery machines located on its premises. The agency and the State of Delaware are not liable for the payment of any credits on any credit slips.

7.13 Redeemed Tickets Defaced - All credit slips redeemed by a licensed agent shall be marked or defaced in a manner that prevents any subsequent presentment and payment.

7.14 Liability for Malfunction - The agency and the State of Delaware are not responsible for any video lottery machine malfunction or for any error by the agent that causes credit to be wrongfully awarded or denied to players.

7.15 Video lottery machines shall not be operated or available for play on Christmas, or after 4:00 a.m. on Easter, or between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sundays, or between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any day other than Sunday.

7.16 Self-Excluded Players

7.16.1 A “self-excluded person” means any person whose name is included, at his or her request, on the self-exclusion list maintained by the Lottery Director or Deputy Director.

7.16.2 “Self-exclusion list” means a list of names of persons who, pursuant to this subchapter, have voluntarily agreed to be excluded from all video lottery agent premises and to be prohibited from collecting any winnings or recovering any losses at all licensed video lottery agents.

7.16.3 Request for Self-Exclusion

7.16.3.1 Any person may have his or her name placed on the self-exclusion list by submitting a request for self-exclusion in the form and manner required by these Video Lottery Regulations.

7.16.3.2 Any person requesting placement on the self-exclusion list shall submit in person, a completed request for self-exclusion as required in this Regulation. The request shall be delivered to the Delaware State Lottery Office, 1575 McKee Road, Dover, DE. Any person submitting a self-exclusion request shall be required to present valid identification credentials containing his or her signature and a photograph and general physical description. Any person requesting self-exclusion pursuant to these Regulations shall be required to have his or her photograph taken by the VLEU upon submission of the request.

7.16.3.3 A request for self-exclusion shall be in a form prescribed by the Lottery which form shall include:

7.16.3.3.1 The following identifying information concerning the person submitting the request for self-exclusion:

7.16.3.3.1.1 Name, including any aliases or nicknames;

7.16.3.3.1.2 Date of birth;

7.16.3.3.1.3 Address of current residence.

7.16.3.3.1.4 Telephone number of current residence;

7.16.3.3.1.5 Social security number;

7.16.3.3.1.6 A physical description of the person, including height, weight, gender, hair color, eye color, and any other physical characteristic that may assist in the identification of the person;

7.16.3.3.2 The length of minimum self-exclusion requested by the person:

7.16.3.3.2.1 One year;

7.16.3.3.2.2 Five years; or

7.16.3.3.2.3 Lifetime;

7.16.3.3.3 A waiver and release which shall release and forever discharge the State of Delaware, its employees, and agents, and all video lottery agents, and their employees and agents from any liability to the person requesting self-exclusion and his or her heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns for any harm, monetary or otherwise, which may arise out of or by reason of any act or omission relating to the request for self-exclusion or request for removal from the self-exclusion list, including:

7.17.3.3.3.1 Its processing or enforcement;

7.17.3.3.3.2 The failure of a video lottery agent to prevent video lottery play by a self-excluded person, or the failure by the agent to restore the ability of self-excluded person to play video lottery machines.

7.17.3.3.3.3 Permitting a self-excluded person to engage in video lottery play at a video lottery agent’s premises while on the list of self-excluded persons; and

7.17.3.3.3.4 Disclosure of the information contained in the self-exclusion request or list, except for a willfully unlawful disclosure of such information.

7.17.3.3.4 The signature of the person submitting the request for self-exclusion indicating acknowledgement of the following statement:

“I am voluntarily requesting exclusion from all gaming activities at all licensed Delaware video lottery agents (Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington/Midway Slots and Simulcast) because I am a problem gambler. I certify that the information provided above is true and accurate, and that I have read and understand and agree to the waiver and release included with this request for self-exclusion. I am aware that my signature below authorizes the Lottery and the VLEU to direct all licensed video lottery agents to prohibit my access to the all video lottery facilities in accordance with this request and unless I have requested to be excluded for life, until such time as the Lottery removes my name from the self-exclusion list in response to my written request to terminate my voluntary self-exclusion. I am aware and agree that during any period of self-exclusion, I shall not collect any winnings or recover any losses resulting from any gaming activity at all licensed video lottery agents premises, and that any money or thing of value obtained by me from, or owed to me by a video lottery agent as a result of video lottery play by me while on the self-exclusion list.”

7.17.3.3.5 The type of identification credentials examined containing the signature of the person requesting self-exclusion, and whether said credentials included a photograph and general physical description of the person; and

7.17.3.3.6 The signature of an authorized Lottery employee accepting the request, indicating that the signature of the person on the request for self-exclusion appears to agree with that contained on his or her identification credentials and that any photograph and physical description of the person appears to agree with his or her actual appearance.

7.16.4 Self-exclusion list.

7.16.4.1 The Lottery shall maintain the official self-exclusion list and shall notify each video lottery agent of any addition to or deletion from the list by mailing a notice to each video lottery agent. The Lottery may provide copies of the official self-exclusion list to the VLEU.

7.16.4.2 Each video lottery agent shall maintain its own copy of the self-exclusion list and shall establish procedures to ensure that its copy of the self-exclusion list is updated and that all appropriate employees and agents of the video lottery agent are notified of any addition to or deletion from the list within forty-eight (48) hours after the notice is mailed by the Lottery or VLEU. The notice mailed by the Lottery/VLEU shall include the name and date of birth of any person whose name shall be removed from self-exclusion list and the following information concerning any person whose name shall be added to the self-exclusion list:

7.16.4.2.1 Name, including any aliases or nicknames;

7.16.4.2.2 Date of birth;

7.16.4.2.3 Address of current residence;

7.16.4.2.4 Telephone number of current residence;

7.16.4.2.5 Social security number;

7.16.4.2.6 A physical description of the person, including height, weight, gender, hair color, eye color, and any other physical characteristic that may assist in the identification of the person; and

7.16.4.2.7 A copy of the photograph taken by the Lottery or VLEU.

7.17.4.3 Information furnished to or obtained by the Lottery or VLEU shall be deemed confidential and not be disclosed except in accordance with these Regulations.

7.17.4.4 No video lottery agent or employee or agent thereof shall disclose the name of, or any information about, any person who has requested self-exclusion to anyone other than employees of the agent whose duties and functions require access to such information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a video lottery agent may disclose the name of and information about a self-excluded person to appropriate employees of another video lottery agent for the purpose of alerting other video lottery agents that a self-excluded person has tried to play a video lottery machine or obtain access to the premises of a video lottery agent.

7.16.5 Duties of Video Lottery Agent

7.16.5.1 Each video lottery agent shall establish procedures that are designed, to the greatest extent practicable, to:

7.16.5.1.1 Permit appropriate employees of the video lottery agent to identify a self-excluded person when present in a video lottery facility and, upon such identification, notify:

7.16.5.1.1.1 Those employees of the video lottery designated to monitor the presence of the self-excluded persons;

7.16.5.1.1.2 Designated representatives of the Lottery and the VLEU.

7.16.5.1.2 Refuse access to the premises for any self-excluded person;

7.16.5.1.3 Deny check cashing privileges, player club membership, complimentary goods and services, and other similar privileges and benefits to any self-excluded person;

7.16.5.1.4 Ensure that self-excluded persons do not receive, from the video lottery agent any solicitations, targeted mailings, telemarketing promotions, player club materials or other promotional materials relating to video lottery activities at the video lottery agent’s premises;

7.16.5.2 Each video lottery agent shall submit to the Lottery and the VLEU, a copy of its procedures established to comply with these self-exclusion regulations within thirty (30) days of the effective date of these Regulations. The agent's procedures will be incorporated into the agent's internal control submission with the agency. Any amendments to said procedures shall be submitted to the Lottery and the VLEU at least three business days prior to the implementation. If the Lottery and the VLEU do not object to said procedures or amendments thereto, such procedures or amendments shall be deemed to be approved.

7.16.6 Removal from Self-Exclusion List

7.17.6.1 Except for those persons choosing a lifetime self-exclusion, any self-excluded person may, upon the expiration of the period of self-exclusion requested pursuant to Video Lottery Regulation 7.16 request removal of his or her name from the self-exclusion list by submitting, in person, a completed request for removal as required in subsection (2) below. The request shall be delivered to the Lottery Office, 1575 McKee Road, Dover, DE. Any person submitting a request for removal from the list shall be required to present valid identification credentials containing his or her signature and a photograph and general physical description.

7.16.6.2 A request for removal from the self-exclusion list shall be in a form prescribed by the Lottery, which form shall include:

7.16.6.2.1 The identifying information specified in Video Lottery Regulation 7.16;

7.16.6.2.2 The signature of the person requesting removal from the self-exclusion list indicating acknowledgement of the following statement: “I certify that the information that I have provided above is true and accurate. I am aware that my signature below constitutes a revocation of my previous request for self-exclusion, and I authorize the Lottery to permit all video lottery agents to reinstate my video lottery privileges at licensed video lottery premises;"

7.16.6.2.3 The type of identification credentials examined containing the signature of the person requesting removal from the self-exclusion list, and whether said credentials included a photograph and general physical description of the person; and,

7.16.6.2.4 The signature of a Lottery or VLEU employee authorized to accept such request, indicating that the signature of the person on the request for removal from the self-exclusion list appears to agree with that contained on his or her identification credentials and that any photograph and physical description appears to agree with his or her actual appearance.

7.16.6.3 The Lottery shall delete the name of the person requesting the removal from the self-exclusion list and notify each video lottery agent of such removal by mailing a notice to each video lottery agent.

7.17 Promotional Tournaments

7.17.1 The Lottery will be solely responsible for the procurement of any modified video lottery terminals ("Promotional Tournament Terminals") to be used by a video lottery agent for promotional tournaments. A Promotional Tournament Terminal will be modified so that at a minimum, it does not contain any bill acceptor, coin acceptor, or hopper. A blank plate must replace the bill acceptor and coin acceptor on the Promotional Tournament Terminal

7.17.2 If a video lottery agent wishes to obtain Promotional Tournament Terminals, the agent must submit a written request to the Lottery. Under 29 Del.C. §4820(b), video lottery agents may have a maximum of thirty (30) video lottery machines used exclusively for promotional tournaments in which players are not required to pay any fee to participate. The request must be on a Promotional Tournament Request Form which will be available from the Lottery. The request must contain: i) the number of promotional tournament terminals requested; ii) a description of the location where the tournament terminal will be stored or installed on the agent's premises; iii) a description of the agent's security plan for the tournament terminals when in storage and when operated for promotional tournaments.

7.17.3 Promotional Tournament Terminals will be leased or purchased by the Lottery and provided to the video lottery agents for use for promotional tournament games.

7.17.4 The video lottery agent may store the Promotional Tournament Terminals in a secure, locked room when games are not being used for approved promotional tournaments. The locked storage area must be under surveillance at all times. The storage area must be approved by both the Lottery and the VLEU. The agent must control access to the locked storage area. The key to this area will be maintained and controlled by the video lottery agent's security with a sign-in and sign-out log. If a video lottery agent installs Promotional Tournament Terminals on a permanent basis on the gaming floor, the Promotional Tournament Terminals will be subject to the Lottery and VLEU minimum standards for security and the terms of these Video Lottery Regulations. Promotional Tournament Terminals will only be available during scheduled tournaments approved by the Lottery.

7.17.5 All Promotional Tournament Terminals at an agent location shall have the same CPU lock and this lock shall be different from locks used on other VLTs in the State of Delaware. The CPU keys will be maintained by the VLEU, unless the Lottery directs otherwise.

7.17.6 All EPROM chips and programming disks, after the standard review and approval by the independent laboratory designated by the Lottery, must be sent to the VLEU to be certified for use in the promotional tournament games, unless otherwise directed by the Lottery. EPROM chips will be taped when installed in the tournament games under the supervision of the VLEU. The VLEU will be the only persons permitted to access the logic area and chips of the Promotional Tournament Terminals, unless otherwise directed by the Lottery.

7.17.7 Any video lottery agent who wishes to conduct a tournament with the Promotional Tournament Terminals must first obtain the approval of the Lottery. The agent must complete a Promotional Tournament Request Form that will be available from the Lottery. The Tournament Request Form will require, at a minimum, the following: i) the date(s) and time(s) when the tournament will be held; ii) the rules for the tournament; iii) the location of the tournament; iv) security and surveillance arrangements for the tournament. The play area for Promotional Tournament Terminals must comply with the normal game security and surveillance requirements for all other video lottery machines under these Video Lottery Regulations. Approval by the Lottery to conduct promotional tournaments shall also constitute approval for the movement of Promotional Tournament Terminals.

7.17.8 No tournament is approved until the Lottery has reviewed and approved the Promotional Tournament Request Form and distributed copies of the completed form to the appropriate parties.

2 DE Reg. 115 (07/01/98)

2 DE Reg. 779 (11/01/98)

5 DE Reg. 1286 (12/01/01)

7 DE Reg. 202 (08/01/03)

7 DE Reg. 206 (08/01/03)

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

8 DE Reg. 1143 (02/01/05)

8.0 Accounting and Distribution Procedures

8.1. The central system provider will provide an accounting mechanism for the video lottery system as a whole, which mechanism shall achieve compliance with the standards of integrity, security and control established by the agency.

8.2. Each agent and technology provider shall submit to the Director such financial and operating information as the Director shall require from time to time at such times and in such format as the Director shall specify. For purposes of submission of this and other information, each agent shall have a computer on the premises which is suitable for this purpose.

8.2.1 Each agent, unless specifically exempted by the Agency, shall file weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and statistical data in a format specified by the Director. The data may be used by the Agency to evaluate the financial position and operating performance of individual video lottery agents and to compile information regarding the performance and trends of the video lottery industry in the State of Delaware.

8.2.2 Each agent, unless specifically exempted by the Agency, shall at its own expense, cause its annual financial statements to be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the State of Delaware.

8.2.3 The annual financial statement shall be prepared on a comparative basis for the current and prior fiscal year, and shall present the video lottery agent's present financial position and results of operations in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.

8.2.4 The Agency may periodically prescribe a set of standard reporting forms and instructions to be used by each video lottery agent for filing the weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.

8.2.5 Each video lottery agent and technology provider, unless specifically exempted by the Agency, shall conduct its video lottery operations to meet the minimum requirements set forth in the Agency's Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS).

8.3 The agency or its designated agents shall have the right to audit the books and records including without limitation tax returns and IRS withholding and reporting records of any agent and each technology provider. To such end, the agents and technology providers shall fully cooperate with whomever undertakes the audit.

8.4 The agency shall provide licensed technology providers with the protocol documentation data necessary to enable the respective video lottery machines to communicate with the agency's central computer when transmitting the auditing program information and controls approved by the agency.

8.5 The net proceeds of the video lottery operations shall be remitted daily or weekly to the agency at the discretion of the Lottery Director through the electronic transfer of funds to an EFT account segregated and held in trust for the agency. To the extent, if any, that such daily or weekly remission cannot be achieved due to the unavailability of bank services, the remission shall be made on the first day that such services are available. Agents shall furnish to the agency all information and bank authorizations required to facilitate the timely transfer of monies to the State lottery fund. Agents shall provide the agency thirty (30) days advance notice of any proposed account changes in order to assure the uninterrupted electronic transfer of funds.

8.6 The agency is not responsible for resolving net proceeds discrepancies which are differences between actual money collected and the amount shown on the accounting meters or billing statement. Further, the agency is not responsible for the loss or theft of money prior to its deposit in the agency's account in the bank.

8.7 Agents shall comply with all prescribed Federal requirements for tax withholding, recording and reporting, including, without limitation, those requirements relating to the transfer of funds withheld from player winnings from the agents to the tax authorities.

8.8 Any discrepancy regarding settlement of accounts will be resolved by the Director as he or she deems appropriate.

3 DE Reg. 1081 (02/01/00)

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

9.0 Maintenance of Video Lottery Machines

9.1 No video lottery machine may be placed in operation in Delaware until the technology provider has provided its personnel with sufficient and appropriate training in the service and repair of each of its approved video lottery machine models.

9.2 Each technology provider shall service and maintain its video lottery machines, current software, and associated equipment in the manner and condition required by the agency and in accordance with its contractual arrangements.

9.3 A MEAL book shall be kept within the main cabinet access area in each video lottery machine. Every person, including agency personnel, who gains entry into any internal space of a video lottery machine shall sign the MEAL book, indicate the time and date of entry, and reason for entry. The MEAL books shall be retained by agents for a period of three years from the date of the last entry. The MEAL books shall be made available upon request for inspection by the agency.

9.4 Technology providers shall provide the agency or its designee upon request with a master key for access into each locked compartment of each video lottery machine placed in operation (i.e., cash box, main cabinet, logic box).

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

10.0 Transportation, Registration, and Location of Video Lottery Machines

10.1 No person shall ship or transport a video lottery machine into the State without first obtaining a written authorization for such transport from the Director or designee. Transporting or shipping into the State means the starting point is outside the State and terminates in the State. Any person shipping a video lottery machine into Delaware shall provide the agency in writing at the time of shipment the following information on forms required by the agency:

10.1.1 The full name and address of the person shipping the video lottery machines;

10.1.2 The method of shipment and the name of the carrier;

10.1.3 The full name and address of the person to whom the video lottery machines are being sent and the destination of said terminals, if different from the address;

10.1.4 The number of video lottery machines in the shipment;

10.1.5 The serial number of each video lottery machine in the shipment;

10.1.6 The model number and description of each video lottery machine in the shipment; and

10.1.7 The expected arrival date of the video lottery machines at their respective destination within Delaware.

10.2 The agency will maintain forms for video lottery machines installed containing the following information:

10.2.1 The full name and address of the person receiving the video lottery machines;

10.2.2 The full name and address of the person from whom the video lottery machines were received;

10.2.3 The serial number of each video lottery machine received;

10.2.4 The model number and description of each video lottery machine received;

10.2.5 The manufacturer of each video lottery machine received;

10.2.6 The location where each video lottery machine will be placed; and

10.2.7 The expected date and time of video lottery machine installation.

If the video lottery machine will not be placed in operation, the technology provider shall notify the agency of the address where said terminal is to be warehoused or otherwise kept. Prior to use, the storage facility shall be inspected and approved for video lottery machine storage by the Agency and the Delaware State Police VLEU.

10.3 Transporting of video lottery machines within the State of Delaware shall be accomplished by the technology provider or his designate, with the concurrence of the Director. Video lottery agents are not authorized to transport video lottery machines at any time without agency approval. Any person transporting a video lottery machine from one location to another within the State, shall notify the agency in writing prior to the transportation of said video lottery machine and shall provide the following information on forms required by the agency:

10.3.1 The full name and address of the person transporting the video lottery machine;

10.3.2 The reason for transporting the video lottery machine;

10.3.3 The full name and address of the person where the video lottery machine is currently located;

10.3.4 The full name and address of the person to whom the terminal is being sent and the destination of the video lottery machine, if different from10.3 the address;

10.3.5 The serial and model numbers of each video lottery machine received;

10.3.6 The manufacturer of the video lottery machine; and

10.3.7 The expected date and time of video lottery machine installation.

This requirement does not apply to the movement of video lottery machines within the same location.

10.4 Any person shipping video lottery machines out of the State shall first obtain written agency approval prior to the shipment and shall provide the agency with the following information on forms required by the agency:

10.4.1 The full name and address of the person shipping the video lottery machines;

10.4.2 The method of shipment and the name of the carrier;

10.4.3 The full name and address of the person to whom the video lottery machines are being sent and the destination of the video lottery machines if different from the address;

10.4.4 The serial number of each video lottery machine being shipped;

10.4.5 The model number and description of the video lottery machine being shipped;

10.4.6 The name of the manufacturer of the video lottery machine being shipped; and

10.4.7 The expected date and time of the shipment.

10.5 All video lottery machines located at an agent's premises shall be placed as follows:

10.5.1 In an area which is at all times monitored by the agent, manager or an employee of the licensed agent to prevent access or play of video lottery machines by persons under the age of twenty-one (21);

10.5.2 Initial locations for video lottery machines within an agent's business require prior approval by the agency and shall be accomplished by the technology provider; and

10.5.3 Any relocation of video lottery machines within an agent's business requires prior approval by the agency.

The initial installation of any new video lottery machine at an agent’s premises requires the presence of an agency or VLEU representative.

10.6 Section 10 shall not apply to video lottery machines which at no time are or have been located on an agent's premises. Provided, however, that all Section 10 requirements are applicable to video lottery machines prior to their arrival at an agent's premises. Provided, further, that agents shall not transport video lottery machines, without agency approval, regardless of whether they are or have been located on an agent's premises.

10.7 Project Request Forms

10.7.1 A video lottery agent must complete a Project Request Form whenever it seeks approval for the movement of video lottery terminals or for other modifications or changes to video lottery terminals.

10.7.2 A video lottery agent, after conferring with the affected technology provider to confirm the feasibility of the project, must first submit a Project Request Proposal to the Lottery for approval. The Project Request Proposal must be in a letter or on a form provided and approved by the Lottery. A Project Request Proposal must be submitted whenever an agent seeks: i) to move a video lottery machine on the premises; ii) to convert a game theme on a video lottery machine; iii) to convert the play denomination on a video lottery machine; iv) to change the percentage payout on a video lottery machine; v) to change the EPROM chip on a video lottery machine; vi) to change the jackpot lockup amount on a video lottery machine; vii) to change the configuration of a video lottery machine; viii) to perform a wholesale replacement of parts of a video lottery machine. If the Lottery approves the Project Request Proposal, the Lottery will assign a Project Number and send a confirming letter of approval to the video lottery agent.

10.7.3 After receiving an approval letter for the Proposed Project Request, the video lottery agent or technology provider must obtain a date for the project. The video lottery agent or technology provider must use a Project Request Form approved by the Lottery. The Project Request Form must be fully completed and include the following: 1) a description of type of project proposed; 2) a listing of project location and project start date and time; 3) a listing of project end date and end time; 4) project estimated "go live" date; 5) authorization by the agent's representative; 6) pertinent schedule and any other relevant information related to the request; 7) authorization by a designated representative of the affected technology provider.

10.7.4 The video lottery agent or technology provider will submit the completed Project Request Form to the Lottery's Central System Provider for review and a signed authorization. If approved by the Central System Provider, the Central System Provider will then forward the Project Request Form to the VLEU for review. If the Project Request Form is approved by the VLEU, the Form will then be forwarded to the Lottery Office for review. If the Project Request Form is in order, the Lottery will approve the Project Request Form and provide a signed copy to the video lottery agent, the VLEU, and any other affected parties. At the discretion of the Lottery, a technology provider may be excepted from the requirement of submitting a Project Request Proposal submission for main chip upgrades and simply submit a Project Request Form as described above in these Regulations.

10.7.5 The video lottery agent is responsible for notifying Security and Surveillance of any approved Project and for arranging sufficient staffing to complete the project in a timely manner.

10.7.6 No project is approved until the Lottery has signed the Project Request Form and distributed copies of the completed form to the appropriate parties. The Lottery and the VLEU will strictly enforce the approved start and end time on the Project Request Form. No video lottery agent under any circumstances will be permitted to shut down or otherwise modify any video lottery terminal prior to the approved start time or after the approved end time listed on a Project Request Form without written approval from the Lottery Office.

10.7.7 A video lottery agent must notify the Lottery Office if any project is cancelled or not completed as originally submitted based on a decision of the video lottery agent. A technology provider must notify the Lottery Office if any project is cancelled or not completed as originally submitted based on a decision of the technology provider.

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

11.0 Standards for Advertising, Marketing and Promotional Materials

11.1 All advertising, marketing and promotional materials, related to the video lottery or referencing the video lottery, to be utilized by an agent or person acting on behalf of the agent shall be submitted to the agency for review and approval prior to use, except that such materials need not be submitted for review and approval if identical materials have been previously submitted and approved. Materials are not identical for purposes of this provision if they vary in any respect, such as in the size of a billboard.

11.2 The agency shall review any materials submitted pursuant to this section and approve their use unless in the judgment of the agency such materials, if used, would result in an appearance which reflects adversely on the agency, would reasonably be expected to offend a substantial number of people, contain inaccurate or misleading information, or otherwise be inappropriate.

12.0 Foregoing Video Lottery Opportunities

12.1 Any person who qualifies pursuant to the requirements contained in 29 Del.C. §4821 may elect to forego the opportunity to become a video lottery agent by notifying the Director and all other video lottery agents of such decision in writing.

12.2 The elector shall provide the Director with sufficient written documentation to enable the Director to determine whether the person qualifies for each annual payment provided for in §4821. If the Director requests additional information to facilitate such determination, the elector shall promptly supply it.

12.3 The Director shall notify all video lottery agents of his or her determination, within ten days of such determination, and of any obligation on the part of the video lottery agents to make the payments required pursuant to §4821.

12.4 The video lottery agents shall make the required payments within 30 days after receipt of notification by the Director.

12.5 An election to forego the opportunity to become a video lottery agent shall be effective for one year from the date of such election, after which time the elector may apply for a license to become a video lottery agent or may elect to forego such opportunity for an additional year.

13.0 Enforcement

13.1 The license of a video lottery agent or technology provider may be suspended or revoked for the following reasons:

13.1.1 Continual failure by the agent to substantially comply with the requirements, if applicable, contained in 3 Del.C. §10048 or §10148(1), after notice is provided to the agent by the Director to comply with the requirements.

13.1.2 Failure of the agent to file with the Director the information required pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4820(a); and

13.1.3 For cause, such as, but not limited to falsifying any application for license or report to the agency; failure to report information required by the regulations; the material violation of the regulations; or any conduct by the licensee, or any of its owners, officers, directors, partners, key employees, or video lottery operations employees, which undermines the public confidence in the video lottery system or serves the interest of organized gambling or crime and criminals in any manner. A license may be revoked for an unintentional violation of any Federal, State or local law, rule or regulation provided that the violation is not cured within a reasonable time as determined by the Director, or a longer period where the video lottery agent has made diligent efforts to cure. For purposes of this provision, the licensee is deemed to be familiar with all the provisions of these regulations and unintentional violations shall not include violations which the agent or technology provider asserts are unintentional because of lack of awareness of these regulations. Likewise, for purposes of this provision, diligent efforts to cure shall not constitute a defense to a suspension or revocation of the license arising out of reasons contained in §13.1.1 or 13.1.2 or in situations where the violation would not have occurred had the licensee exercised diligent efforts to comply with the requirements when they were first applicable.

13.2 Prior to the revocation or suspension of any license, the agency shall notify the licensee of the intended revocation or suspension of the license, and the reasons therefor. No revocation or suspension shall be effective until a final order is issued pursuant to the following procedure, except when the public welfare clearly requires emergency action and the agency's order so states. The notice of the intended revocation or suspension shall comply with any applicable requirements of the Delaware Administrative Procedures Act and, at a minimum, afford the licensee with an opportunity for a hearing.

13.3 If the licensee desires a hearing, it shall provide the agency with a written statement within ten days of receipt of the notice which contains the following:

13.3.1 A clear and concise assignment of each error which the licensee alleges to have been committed in the tentative determination to suspend or revoke the license. Each assignment of error should be listed in a separately numbered paragraph.

13.3.2 A clear and concise statement of the facts on which the licensee relies in support of each assignment of error.

13.3.3 A prayer setting forth the relief sought.

13.3.4 The signature of the licensee or an officer authorized to request the hearing.

13.3.5 A verification by the licensee or counsel for the licensee that the statements contained in the statement are true.

13.4 The Secretary of Finance with respect to petitions filed by agents, and the Director with respect to petitions filed by technology providers, shall appoint a hearing officer within a reasonable time of receipt of the statement referenced in the preceding paragraph. Notice of the hearing shall be given at least 20 days before the date it is to be held.

13.5 The licensee may appear individually, by legal counsel, or by any other duly authorized representative. In the absence of the licensee, written evidence of a representative's authority shall be presented to the hearing officer in a form satisfactory to the hearing officer.

13.6 The licensee or his duly authorized representative, may, with the approval of a hearing officer, waive the hearing and agree to submit the case for decision on the record, with or without a written brief. Such a waiver or agreement shall be in writing and placed in the record.

13.7 The licensee shall be given an opportunity for argument within the time limits fixed by the hearing officer following submission of the evidence. The hearing officer, upon request of the licensee, may accept briefs in lieu of argument. The briefs shall be filed within ten days after the hearing date or within such other time as fixed by the hearing officer.

13.8 The hearing officer may admit any relevant evidence, except that it shall observe the rules of privilege recognized by law. The hearing officer may exclude any evidence which is irrelevant, unduly repetitious, or lacking a substantial probative effect.

13.9 A record shall be made of all hearings and all witnesses shall be sworn and subject to cross examination.

13.10 Following the conclusion of the hearing and within ten days of the receipt of the transcript thereof, or within such other time as fixed by the hearing officer but in no event later than forty-five days following the hearing, the hearing officer shall in proceedings involving agents prepare a final decision, including his or her findings of fact and conclusions of law, and the order signed by the hearing officer shall be final. A copy of said order shall be served upon the licensee and any attorney of record in person or by registered or certified mail. In proceedings involving technology providers, the hearing officer shall submit his or her recommendations to the Director for decision.

13.11 Notwithstanding the procedures set forth herein regarding technology providers, there shall be no right of hearing or judicial review allowed with respect to decisions involving technology providers unless otherwise provided by law.

13.12 Whoever violates the Lottery chapter 29 Del.C. Ch. 48, or any Lottery rule or regulation duly promulgated thereunder, or any condition of a license issued pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4805, or any Administrative Order issued pursuant to Lottery statutes or Regulations shall be punishable as follows:

13.12.1 If the violation has been completed, by a civil penalty imposed by Superior Court, which by 29 Del.C. §4823 shall have jurisdiction of civil penalty actions brought pursuant to this section, of not less than $1000 nor more than $10,000 for each completed violation. Each day of a continued violation shall be considered as a separate violation if, on each such day, the violator has knowledge of the facts constituting the violation and knows or should know that such facts constitute or may constitute a violation. Lack of knowledge regarding such facts or violation shall not be a defense to a continued violation with respect to the first day of its occurrence.

13.12.2 If the violation is continuing or there is a substantial likelihood that it will reoccur, the Director may also seek a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or permanent injunction in the Court of Chancery, which shall have jurisdiction of an action for such relief.

13.12.3 In his discretion, the Director may impose an administrative penalty of not more than $1,000 for each administrative penalty for each violation. Each day of continued violation shall be considered as a separate violation if the violator has knowledge of the facts constituting the violation and knows or should know that such facts constitute or may constitute a violation. Lack of knowledge regarding such facts or violations shall not be a defense to a continued violation with respect to the first day of its occurrence. Prior to the assessment of an administrative penalty, written notice of the Director's proposal to impose such penalty shall be given to the violator, and the violator shall have 30 days from receipt of such notice to request a public hearing. Any public hearing, if requested, shall be held prior to the imposition of the penalty and shall be governed by §10125 of Title 29. If no hearing is timely requested, the proposed penalty shall become final and shall be paid no later than 60 days from receipt of the notice of proposed penalty. Assessment of an administrative penalty shall take into account the circumstances, nature, and gravity of the violation, as well as any prior history of violations, the degree of culpability, the economic benefit to the violator resulting from the violation, any economic loss to the State, and such other matters as justice may require. In the event of nonpayment of an administrative penalty within 30 days after all legal appeal rights have been waived or otherwise exhausted, a civil action may be brought by the Director in Superior Court for the collection of the penalty, and for interest, from the date payment was due, attorneys' fees and other legal costs and expenses. The validity or amount of such administrative penalty shall not be subject to review in an action to collect the penalty. Any penalty imposed after a public hearing is held pursuant to this subsection shall be appealable to Superior Court, and such appeal shall be governed by §10142 of Title 29.

13.12.4 In his discretion, the Director may endeavor to obtain compliance with requirements of the Lottery chapter, 29 Del.C. Ch. 48, by written Administrative Order. Such order shall be provided to the responsible party, shall specify the complaint, and propose a time for correction of the violation. It may also provide an opportunity for a public hearing at which the Director shall hear and consider any submission relevant to the violation, corrective action, or the deadline for correcting the violation.

13.13 The Director shall enforce chapter 48, 29 Delaware Code and any rules, regulations, or Administrative Orders issued thereunder.

13.14 Any interest, costs or expenses collected by the Lottery under actions instituted by 29 Del.C. §4823 or these regulations shall be appropriated to the State Lottery Office to carry out the purposes of 29 Del.C. Ch. 48.

2 DE Reg. 115 (07/01/98)

14.0 Employee License Procedure

14.1 The license applicant, licensee, or video lottery agent or technology provider employee will contact the State Bureau of Identification or the Delaware State Police Video Lottery Enforcement Unit to make arrangements for fingerprint processing.

14.1.1 The applicant will complete the license application form for a VLT license as required by the Lottery and VLEU.

14.1.2 The completed license application form will be reviewed and witnessed by the applicant’s human resources personnel or designee.

14.2 Rehires/Transfers

14.2.1 A licensee that voluntarily ends his or her employment or is terminated while in good standing with a former employer may apply for a new VLT license in the following manner:

14.2.1.1 Applicants will be required to follow the procedures in Video Lottery Regulations 14.1-14.8 if twelve (12) months or more have passed since the end of the applicant's former employment.

14.2.1.2 Applicants will be required to follow the procedures in Video Lottery Regulations 14.1-14.8, except for the fingerprinting requirements, if less than twelve (12) months but more than thirty (30) days have passed since the end of the applicant's prior employment.

14.2.1.3 Applicants will be required to complete a License Application Update Form including a release of information waiver form and submit to a new background investigation if less than thirty (30) days have passed since the end of the applicant's prior employment.

14.2.2 Transfers. Licensees transferring employment from one licensed entity to another licensed entity under these Video Lottery Regulations will be required to complete a License Application Update Form and submit to a new background investigation including a release of information waiver form.

14.3 A fee is required to be paid for state and federal processing of fingerprint cards and criminal history cards and criminal history records. The fee is set by the State Bureau of Identification and payment is to be made directly to that agency.

14.4 An applicant must complete a fingerprint card and form cards/process with the necessary personal information, and sign an Authorization for Release of Information form to release criminal history to the Director or the VLEU. At the time of the processing, the applicant must show proof of identification to complete the criminal history request and pay the appropriate fee.

14.4.1 The applicant must contact the VLEU and submit the completed license application form and fingerprint verification/receipt for processing. No investigation will proceed without a copy of the SBI fingerprinting receipt.

14.4.2 Investigators assigned to the VLEU will conduct an initial investigation to determine the suitability of the applicant. If the applicant is approved, a temporary license may, at the discretion of the Director, be issued at that time pending SBI’s final report. This temporary license is valid for thirty (30) days from the issue date.

14.4.3 A waiver will be signed by the applicant indicating that should an unfavorable criminal history background check be received by the VLEU, including any detrimental information or failure to fully disclose criminal history, the applicant’s temporary license may be revoked. If revoked, the applicant will then be required to respond to VLEU within five (5) working days for another interview.

14.4.4 Should the Director determine the applicant is to be fully licensed, the permanent license badge will be delivered to the appropriate agent for delivery to the employee. The employee upon receipt of the [permanent license badge shall turn in his temporary badge to the agent representative who in turn shall destroy the badge.

14.5 Certified copies of the criminal history record will be forwarded to the Director of the Lottery or the Video Lottery Enforcement Unit.

14.6 The State Bureau of Identification shall act as the intermediary for the receipt of the federal criminal history record checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The State Bureau of Identification shall forward the results of these federal record checks to the attention of the VLEU in a confidential manner.

14.7 A person subject to 29 Del.C. §4807A shall have the opportunity to respond to the Lottery Director regarding any information obtained prior to a determination of suitability for licensure. Such a response shall be made within ten (10) working days of the person’s receipt of the criminal background information from the Lottery.

The determination of suitability for licensure shall be made by the Lottery pursuant to the factors listed in 29 Del.C. §4807A regarding an applicant’s criminal history. The Lottery will also consider the factors contained in 29 Del.C. Ch. 48 and these Video Lottery Regulations in considering applications for licensure. The Lottery will consider the truthfulness of the applicant, licensee, or employee in disclosing their criminal history. Under 29 Del.C. §4805(a)(16)(17), the Lottery Director shall consider the background of key employees or video lottery operations employees in order to determine if the person’s reputation, habits, and associations pose a threat to the public interest of the State or to the reputation of or effective regulation and control of the video lottery. It is specifically provided, pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4805(a)(16)(17), that any person convicted of any felony, a crime involving gambling, or a crime of moral turpitude within ten (10) years prior to applying for a license or at any time thereafter shall be deemed unfit. The Director may determine whether the licensing standards of another state are comprehensive, thorough and provide similar adequate safeguards and, if so, may in the Director’s discretion, license an applicant already licensed in such state without the necessity of a full application and background check. The Delaware State Police shall conduct the security, fitness, and background checks required by §4805(a)(16)(17) and the Video Lottery Regulations. The Director may deny a license application if an applicant fails to provide the required information necessary for the Lottery and the VLEU to determine and evaluate the applicant's background as required by 29 Del.C. §4805(a)(16)(17).

14.8 The Lottery shall communicate the results of the determination of suitability in writing, to the license applicant or licensee within thirty (30) days of receipt of the criminal history information, unless extenuating circumstances require a longer period. If the Lottery determines that an applicant has satisfied the licensing requirements of Video Lottery Regulation 14.7, the applicant will be issued a VLT License. If a determination is made to deny a person licensure, the person shall have an opportunity to appeal for reconsideration as set out below.

14.8.1 Appeal shall be initiated by a person notified that he/she is being denied a license pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4807A and Video Lottery Regulation 13.3 by submitting a request for a hearing to the Director within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the written notice.

14.8.2 The appeal shall be reviewed by the Lottery Director and the person shall be given the right to be heard by the Director or the Director’s designee within thirty (30) working days of the receipt of the letter of appeal, unless extenuating circumstances require a longer period. Any hearing will be pursuant to the procedures in the Video Lottery Regulations 13.5-13.11, whichever is applicable.

14.8.3 A written decision shall be rendered by the Director or the Director’s designee within thirty (30) working days of the hearing unless extenuating circumstances require a longer period. All decisions made by the Lottery under this appeal procedure are final.

14.8.4 A person determined to be unsuitable for licensure pursuant to these Regulations shall be prohibited from reapplying for licensure for a period of twelve (12) months.

14.8.5 Every license issued by the Lottery shall bear thereon the distinguishing number assigned to the licensee and shall contain the name and photograph of the licensee. The license shall also contain the name of the sponsoring employer, agent, or technology provider.

14.8.6 The Lottery VLT License is the property of the Lottery. The VLT license shall be returned to the Lottery or the VLEU if the Director issues a decision to suspend or revoke a person's license to participate in video lottery operations. A license may be revoked or suspended for violations of 29 Del.C. Ch. 48 or these Video Lottery Regulations.

14.9 The Lottery or the Video Lottery Enforcement Unit will communicate the results of suitability in writing regarding an employee to either the video lottery agent or technology provider employing said individual. The Lottery will provide a copy of the criminal history record to the employee upon request.

14.10 All records pertaining to criminal background checks, pursuant to 29 Del.C. §4807A and copies of suitability determinations of applicants for licensure, shall be maintained in a confidential manner, including, but not limited to the following:

14.10.1 Access to criminal background check records, and letters of reference accompanying out-of-state criminal background checks, and determinations of suitability of applicants shall be limited to the Director and designated personnel;

14.10.2 All such records shall be kept in locked, fireproof cabinets;

14.10.3 No information from such records shall be released without the signed release of the applicant.

14.11 All licensees will prominently display their license while on duty or acting in their official capacity at the approved video lottery facility.

14.12 License renewal. The Lottery license shall expire and be renewable on the last day of the month on the third anniversary of the issuance date. Thirty At a minimum of sixty (60) days prior to expiration, each licensee shall contact the VLEU and submit a new and updated license application form [and fingerprints] for a background investigation. The background investigation will follow the procedures set forth in Video Lottery Regulations 14.7-14.8

14.13 Terminations/End of Employment. The Lottery license is the property of the Lottery and shall be returned to the Lottery or the VLEU when the licensee’s employment is either terminated involuntarily by the employer or terminated at the request of the employee.

14.14 Any person licensed under these Video Lottery Regulations or any employee who has submitted a license application shall notify the VLEU within seven (7) days Seventy-two hours (72) of any change in his/her criminal history information. This subsequent criminal history information shall be used by the Lottery in making a determination about the person’s continued suitability as a licensee or employee of a video lottery agent or other licensed entity.

4 DE Reg. 498 (09/01/00)

5 DE Reg. 1286 (12/01/01)

7 DE Reg. 958 (01/01/04)

15.0 Severability

The sections and subsections of these rules and regulations shall be deemed severable. Should any section or subsection be deemed by judicial opinion or legislative enactment to be invalid, unconstitutional or in any manner contrary to the laws of the State of Delaware, then such opinion or enactment shall invalidate only that particular section or subsection of these rules and regulations and all other sections shall remain in full force and effect.

4 DE Reg. 498 (09/01/00)

10 DE Reg. 1821 (06/01/07) (Final)