PIV Comments/Suggested Edits - 11 VAC 5-60-60 - Forfeiture of winnings by self-excluded individual
B. Upon verification of a self-excluded status, the sports betting permit holder shall:
1. Immediately prohibit access to the individual's sports betting account and seize return the individual’s winnings or other things of value;
2. Issue a Payout Receipt and Notice of Forfeiture to the excluded player via electronic or regular mail, containing the following:
a. The total value and a detailed description of winnings or things of value that were seized;
b. The date of the incident;
c. The name of the self-excluded individual, if known, and basis for determining the individual is a self-excluded individual;
d. The street and mailing address of the self-excluded individual, if known, at which he or she may be noticed regarding any future proceedings;
e. The identification date of the internet or mobile wagering session during which the self- excluded individual was engaged in a gaming transaction; and
f. Notice to the self-excluded individual that the Department shall be seeking forfeiture of the winnings or things of value seized that the individual has the right to be heard about the forfeiture, and that failure to respond to a forfeiture notice from the Department shall be deemed a waiver of the right to be heard.
We respectfully recommend the VA Lottery follow the industry standard and require permit holders return the funds back to the individual that is self-excluding.
We respectfully recommend requiring permit holders provide the date in which the self-excluded individual was engaged in play, rather than the specific internet or mobile wagering session.