N.J. Admin. Code § 13:69N-1.9 - Sports pool system requirements
(a) Prior to operating a sports pool pursuant to this chapter, all equipment and software used in conjunction with its operation shall be submitted to the Division's Technical Services Bureau pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:69E-1.28Rfor review and approval.
(b) The server or other equipment to accept wagers at a sports pool shall be located in a racetrack or in any location in Atlantic City that conforms to the requirements of P.L.
2013, c. 27,
5:12-95.22). The server or other equipment
used by a casino to accept wagers at a sports pool or online sports pool shall
conform to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 5:12-95.22. In creating wagers that
will be offered to the public, a sports pool manager may receive advice and
recommendations from any source or entity in other jurisdictions and may take
into consideration information regarding odds and wagers placed on sports
(c) A sports pool system submission shall contain a description of the risk management framework including, but not limited to:
1. User access controls for all sports pool personnel;
2. Information regarding segregation of duties;
3. Information regarding automated risk management procedures;
4. Information regarding fraud detection;
5. Controls ensuring regulatory compliance;
6. Description of anti-money laundering compliance standards;
7. Description of all software applications that comprise the system;
8. Description of all types of wagers available to be offered by the system;
9. Description of all integrated third-party systems; and
10. Description of the method to prevent past posting.
(d) A sports pool system shall maintain all transactional betting data for a period of 10 years.
(e) The house rules that apply to wagers placed on a sports pool system shall be readily available to the patron.
(f) A sports pool system shall be capable of recording the following information for each wager made:
1. Description of event;
2. Wager selection;
3. Type of wager;
4. Amount of wager;
5. Date and time of wager;
6. Unique wager identifier, which shall be masked on all system menus, printed reports, and displays for all unredeemed and unexpired wagers; and
7. An indication of when the ticket expires.
(g) In addition to the information in (f) above, all tickets generated by a cashier or at a kiosk shall include the following:
1. Name and address of the party issuing the ticket;
2. A barcode or similar symbol or marking as approved by the Division, corresponding to the unique wager identifier;
3. Method of redeeming winning ticket via mail; and
4. Cashier or kiosk generating the ticket.
(h) If the sports pool system issues and redeems a sports pool voucher, the system shall be capable of recording the following information for each voucher:
1. Amount of voucher;
2. Date, time, and location of issuance;
3. Unique voucher identifier used for redemption, at least three digits of which shall be masked on all system menus, printed reports, and displays for all unredeemed and unexpired vouchers;
4. Expiration date of the voucher; and
5. Date, time, and location of redemption, if applicable.
(i) Sports pool vouchers issued by a sports pool system shall contain the following information:
1. Date, time, and location of issuance;
2. Amount of the voucher;
3. Unique voucher identifier;
4. Expiration date of the voucher;
5. Name of permit holder; and
6. An indication that the voucher can only be redeemed in exchange for a sports wager or cash.
(j) A sports pool system that offers in-play wagering shall be capable of the following:
1. The accurate and timely update of odds for in-play wagers;
2. The ability to notify the patron of any change in odds after a wager is attempted that is not beneficial to the patron;
3. The ability for the patron to confirm the wager after notification of the odds change; and
4. The ability to freeze or suspend the offering of wagers, when necessary.
(k) A sports pool system shall be capable of performing the following functions:
1. Creating wagers;
2. Settling wagers;
3. Reprinting sports pool tickets;
4. Resettling wagers;
5. Voiding wagers;
6. Cancelling wagers; and
7. Preventing the acceptance of wagers on prohibited sports events.
(l) A sports pool system shall be capable of processing lost, destroyed, or expired wagering tickets.
(m) When a sports pool wager is voided or cancelled, the sports pool operator shall clearly indicate that the ticket is voided or cancelled, render it nonredeemable, and make an entry in the system indicating the void or cancellation and identity of the cashier or automated process.
(n) A sports pool system shall prevent past posting of wagers and the voiding or cancellation of wagers after the outcome of an event is known.
(o) In the event a patron has a pending sports pool wager and then self-excludes, the wager shall be canceled and the funds returned to the patron according to the licensee's internal controls.
(p) A sports pool system shall, at least once every 24 hours, perform a self-authentication process on all software used to offer, record, and process wagers to ensure there have been no unauthorized modifications. In the event of an authentication failure, the sports pool system operator shall notify the casino licensee's Internet security officer (ISO) using an automated process. The ISO shall notify the Division of the authentication failure within 24 hours. The results of all self-authentication attempts shall be recorded by the system and maintained for a period of not less than one year.
(q) A sports pool system shall have controls in place to review the accuracy and timeliness of any data feeds used to offer or settle wagers. In the event that an incident or error occurs that results in a loss of communication with data feeds used to offer or redeem wagers, such error shall be recorded in a log capturing the date and time of the error, duration of the error, the nature of the error, and a description of its impact on the system's performance. Such information shall be maintained for a period of not less than six months.
(r) The licensee operating a sports pool system shall provide access to wagering transaction and related data as deemed necessary by the Division in a manner approved by the Division.
(s) A sports pool system shall be capable of preventing any sports pool wager in excess of $ 10,000 or making a payout in excess of $ 10,000 until authorized by a supervisor.
(t) A sports pool system shall be capable of maintaining the following:
1. Description of the event;
2. Wager selection;
3. Type of wager;
4. Amount of wager;
5. Amount of potential payout or an indication that it is a pari-mutuel wager;
6. Date and time of wager;
7. Identity of the cashier accepting the wager;
8. Unique ticket identifier;
9. Expiration date of ticket;
10. Patron name, if known;
11. Date, time, amount, and description of the settlement;
12. Location where the wager was made;
13. Location of redemption; and
14. Identity of cashier settling the wager if applicable.
(u) For all lost tickets that are redeemed, a sports pool system shall record and maintain the following information:
1. Date and time of redemption;
2. Employee responsible for redeeming the ticket;
3. Name of patron redeeming the wager;
4. Unique ticket identifier; and
5. Location of the redemption.
(v) A sports pool system shall be capable of recognizing valid sports pool tickets and vouchers that contain a duplicate unique wager identifier used for redemption and require the redemption by a ticket writer.
(w) A sports pool system shall be capable of preventing the redemption of any vouchers or tickets when the data related to the vouchers or tickets has been manually altered outside of the approved system procedures.
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