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  313.917.  Licensed operator may delay payment of prizes, when — investigations — payments of contested prizes. — 1.  If a licensed operator believes in good faith that a registered player engaged in either fraudulent conduct or other conduct that would put the licensed operator in violation of sections 313.900 to 313.955, the licensed operator may delay payment of any prize won by such player for up to fifteen days while the licensed operator investigates to determine if any such conduct occurred; provided that, the licensed operator provides notice of the nature of the investigation to the registered player.  If the licensed operator finds that the registered player has engaged in either fraudulent conduct or other conduct that would put the licensed operator in violation of sections 313.900 to 313.955, the licensed operator may refuse to pay out the prize to the registered player if the licensed operator informs the registered player in writing of the reason for nullification of the prize, that the player has the right to request an investigation by the commission within thirty days, and of the contact information for the commission.

  2.  The commission shall establish a process to investigate any case referred to it under subsection 1 of this section and issue determinations on a case-by-case basis.  The commission shall notify the licensed operator and the registered player of its determination and either party may, within thirty days, appeal such determination to the administrative hearing commission as provided under section 621.047.

  3.  If a licensed operator delays or withholds payment of a prize under the provisions of this section, such licensed operator shall pay any prizes won by other registered players in the contest as though the contested payment will be awarded to the registered player under investigation.  If, after final determination, the contested payment is not awarded, all other winning registered players in the contest shall have their prizes adjusted accordingly.

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(L. 2019 S.B. 87)


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