SB 30-01: Fair Play in Gaming Act (Passed)
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FalterinArc
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« on: May 08, 2021, 02:30:25 PM »
« edited: June 07, 2021, 08:57:34 PM by FalterinArc »

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A Bill
Ensuring fairness regarding payment of winnings at gaming facilities


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,


SECTION 1 - TITLE

This bill may be cited as the "Fair Play in Gaming Act".  


SECTION II - DEFINITIONS  

1. The term "gaming machine" is hereby defined as any device which, as installed at a non-Native American operated casino, purports to pay out any jackpot or sum of money.  

2. The term "malfunction" is defined as a failure of a gaming machine's operating system which renders the game unplayable.  

3. The term "violation" is defined as the refusal of a non-Native American operated casino to pay out any sum that is legitimately won (subject to the terms of this bill).  


SECTION III - FINDINGS

1. Congress finds as follows:

  A. There have been numerous instances of casinos that have refused to award advertised jackpots to winners of such.

  B. In the majority of these cases, such refusals are based upon claims of gaming machines having "malfunctioned".  In this regard, casinos claim that devices mistakenly and erroneously show the winning of a prize.  

  C. Mechanical breakdowns of slot-based gaming machines are extremely rare in occurrence.  

  D. In the event of a legitimate win, casinos should pay amounts that they advertise as potentially being paid.  


SECTION IV - GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. In order to ensure the good working order of gaming machines, inspections of such shall take place every six months.  The gaming commissions of individual states shall be charged with the operation and oversight of these inspections.  

2. In cases of legitimate jackpot wins, casinos shall pay at least the amount advertised as the "maximum jackpot", excepting cases where a malfunction or player fraud is conclusively proven.  

3. Any casino subsequently required to pay a jackpot shall begin payments of funds no later than one hundred twenty (120) days after a claim of victory.  

4. Nothing in this bill shall be construed as requiring jackpot payouts from Native American-operated casinos.  


SECTION V - PENALTIES

1. A casino found to be in violation of Section IV sub-section 2 shall have its gaming license suspended for no less than ninety (90) days.  

2. Thereafter, for every thirty (30) days that a casino continues to be in violation of Section IV sub-section 2, no less than thirty (30) days shall be added to the suspension of such a casino's gaming license.  

3. If a casino continues to be in violation of Section IV sub-section 2 for a period exceeding one (1) year, the associated state gaming commission may choose to permanently suspend the casino's gaming license.  


SECTION VI - IMPLEMENTATION

1. This legislation shall take effect immediately after passage.  
Passed 5-1-2-1 in the Atlasian House assembled



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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 11:24:47 PM »

I can sponsor. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 11:57:47 PM »

I Think this would technically be 30-01 since it was brought to the floor on Saturday.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2021, 06:22:14 PM »

Sorry for the late response on this, briefly leaving office made me forget about Sevís comment, but he is recognized as sponsor.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2021, 01:40:23 AM »

So this is pretty straightforward, gaming machines do not malfunction as much as claimed by owners. Consumers should be paid the jackpots they are entitled to when using these machines and the responsibility for maintenance falls to the owner of these machines.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2021, 10:51:40 AM »

So what is next here? Amendments? Final vote?
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 06:38:42 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 08:03:30 PM »

I donít think this is too controversial among anyone here.


Motioning for a final vote, 24 hours to object.
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2021, 09:53:18 PM »

Final vote is now open on this. Please vote aye, nay or abstain.
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2021, 09:53:48 PM »

Ate
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2021, 10:15:32 PM »

Aye.
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2021, 11:25:32 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2021, 05:40:54 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2021, 09:31:47 AM »

This has the votes to pass, 24 hours to change your vote.
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2021, 11:57:33 AM »

AYE
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2021, 12:12:22 PM »

This passes the senate 5-0-0-1

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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 08:59:55 PM »

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A Bill
Ensuring fairness regarding payment of winnings at gaming facilities


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,


SECTION 1 - TITLE

This bill may be cited as the "Fair Play in Gaming Act".  


SECTION II - DEFINITIONS  

1. The term "gaming machine" is hereby defined as any device which, as installed at a non-Native American operated casino, purports to pay out any jackpot or sum of money.  

2. The term "malfunction" is defined as a failure of a gaming machine's operating system which renders the game unplayable.  

3. The term "violation" is defined as the refusal of a non-Native American operated casino to pay out any sum that is legitimately won (subject to the terms of this bill).  


SECTION III - FINDINGS

1. Congress finds as follows:

  A. There have been numerous instances of casinos that have refused to award advertised jackpots to winners of such.

  B. In the majority of these cases, such refusals are based upon claims of gaming machines having "malfunctioned".  In this regard, casinos claim that devices mistakenly and erroneously show the winning of a prize.  

  C. Mechanical breakdowns of slot-based gaming machines are extremely rare in occurrence.  

  D. In the event of a legitimate win, casinos should pay amounts that they advertise as potentially being paid.  


SECTION IV - GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. In order to ensure the good working order of gaming machines, inspections of such shall take place every six months.  The gaming commissions of individual states shall be charged with the operation and oversight of these inspections.  

2. In cases of legitimate jackpot wins, casinos shall pay at least the amount advertised as the "maximum jackpot", excepting cases where a malfunction or player fraud is conclusively proven.  

3. Any casino subsequently required to pay a jackpot shall begin payments of funds no later than one hundred twenty (120) days after a claim of victory.  

4. Nothing in this bill shall be construed as requiring jackpot payouts from Native American-operated casinos.  


SECTION V - PENALTIES

1. A casino found to be in violation of Section IV sub-section 2 shall have its gaming license suspended for no less than ninety (90) days.  

2. Thereafter, for every thirty (30) days that a casino continues to be in violation of Section IV sub-section 2, no less than thirty (30) days shall be added to the suspension of such a casino's gaming license.  

3. If a casino continues to be in violation of Section IV sub-section 2 for a period exceeding one (1) year, the associated state gaming commission may choose to permanently suspend the casino's gaming license.  


SECTION VI - IMPLEMENTATION

1. This legislation shall take effect immediately after passage.  
Passed 5-1-2-1 in the Atlasian House assembled



Passed 5-0-0-1 in the Atlasian Senate assembled


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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2021, 03:12:40 AM »

I had no idea this was even up for debate, LOL. 
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