Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-13.3 - Approval of sports wagers

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

(1) Approval. Prior to offering a sports wager, a facility or advance deposit sports wagering operator shall request that the administrator investigate and approve the sports wager for compliance with commission rules and any other standards as required by the commission. The administrator may require the facility or advance deposit sports wagering operator, at the facility's or operator's own expense, to provide additional information as deemed necessary to make a determination. Prior to approval, the administrator may require a trial period of any sports wager offering. Once a sports wager is approved by the administrator, unless it is subsequently disapproved for any reason deemed appropriate by the administrator, the sports wager is available for all operators under the conditions approved and subject to subrule 13.3(2).
(2) Sports wager submissions. Prior to conducting a sports wager approved pursuant to subrule 13.3(1), a licensee or advance deposit sports wagering operator shall submit proposals for the wager, including but not limited to wagering rules, payout information, source of the information used to determine the outcome of the sports wager, and any restrictive features of the wager. The sports wager submission, or requests for modification to an approved wager, shall be submitted in writing and approved by the administrator prior to implementation.
(3) Sports promotional contests, tournaments, or promotional activities. Sports promotional contests, tournaments, or promotional activities may be permitted by the licensee, vendor, or advance deposit sports wagering operator providing the following:
a. Rules shall be made available to participants for review prior to registering. Rules shall include, at a minimum: all conditions registered players must meet to qualify to enter or advance through the event, available prizes or awards, fees, and distribution of prizes or awards based on specific outcomes.
b. Rules are followed. Changes to rules shall not be made after participants have registered.
c. Results shall be made available for the registered players to review at the same location at which or in the same manner in which players registered. Results shall include, at a minimum: name of the event, date of the event, total number of entries, amount of entry fees, total prize pool, and amount paid for each winning category.
d. Fees collected, less cash prizes paid, are subject to the wagering taxes pursuant to Iowa Code section 99F.11(4). In determining sports wagering net receipts, to the extent that cash prizes paid out exceed fees collected, the licensee or advance deposit sports wagering operator shall be deemed to have paid the fees for the participants.
e. Rules include terms and conditions. All emails or digital advertisements promoting contests, tournaments, and promotional activities shall include a link or other easily obtainable source that includes rules or terms and conditions.
f. There is compliance with all other federal, state, and local laws and rules outside of the commission's jurisdiction.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-13.3
Adopted by IAB August 28, 2019/Volume XLII, Number 5, effective 7/31/2019 Amended by IAB April 8, 2020/Volume XLII, Number 21, effective 5/13/2020 Amended by IAB February 10, 2021/Volume XLIII, Number 17, effective 3/17/2021

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