Amendment #365 to H.3400

Internet Poker Licenses

Representatives Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough, Barrows of Mansfield, Beaton of Shrewsbury, Boldyga of Southwick, Durant of Spencer, Ferguson of Holden, Gifford of Wareham, Harrington of Groton, Howitt of Seekonk, Humason of Westfield, Hunt of Sandwich, Kuros of Uxbridge, Mirra of West Newbury, Smola of Palmer and Wong of Saugus move to amend the bill adding the following sections:

“SECTION X. The first sentence of section 1 of chapter 23K of the General Laws, as appearing in section 16 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishments” the following words:- and internet card rooms.



SECTION X. Said chapter 23K is hereby further amended by inserting after section 1 the following section:-



Section 1A. The General Court finds and declares that:

(1) since the advent of the internet and despite the enactment of the federal law entitled Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (“UIGEA”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 5361-5367 (2006), hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts consumers have been playing internet poker through websites controlled by illegal off-shore businesses;



(2) to the detriment of the commonwealth and its residents, these illegal off-shore businesses take tens of millions of dollars from residents on an annual basis, without paying any Massachusetts or federal taxes and without being subject to any oversight that would otherwise protect consumers from the dangers of underage gambling, compulsive gambling, cheating and swindling and unfair or deceptive acts or practices;



(3) without regulatory oversight of internet poker, these illegal off-shore businesses will continue to harm the commonwealth and its residents, and public confidence in the integrity of legal gaming in the commonwealth will be critically undermined;

(4) a rigorous regulatory and licensing scheme for internet poker will bolster the purposes of chapter 23K by providing millions of dollars in additional annual revenue and aid to local communities, creating over a thousand high-paying jobs in

the technology sector, providing essential consumer protections to vulnerable individuals, promoting local business, enhancing the performance of the state lottery and aiding law enforcement;



(5) pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 5362(10)(B) (2006), this Act establishing limited internet gaming in the commonwealth constitutes a lawful exemption to the UIGEA, whereby the commission may authorize gaming licensees to conduct lawful internet gambling within the borders of the commonwealth;



(6) pursuant to a formal opinion rendered by United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, on December 23, 2011, the conduct authorized by this Act establishing limited internet gaming in the commonwealth is not proscribed by the Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1084 (2006), because it does not relate to a “sporting event or contest;” and



(7) the conduct authorized by the provisions of this Act establishing limited internet gaming in the commonwealth is not proscribed by any federal statute, including the following: the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978, 15 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.; the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, 28 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.; the Gambling Devices Transportation Act, 15 U.S.C. 1171 et seq.; and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.



SECTION X. Section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting the following seventeen paragraphs:-



“Category 3 license”, a license issued by the commission that permits the licensee to operate an internet card room subject to the regulatory oversight of the commission under this chapter.



“Domain name”, a name consisting of a sequence of letters, numbers and hyphens used to identify a website and locate the server hosting that website.



“Internet”, the international system of interoperable packet switched data networks, including any additional electronic data distribution methods or channels approved by the commission.



“Internet card room”, the collective proprietary and non-proprietary technology, including hardware, software, related websites and gaming devices, controlled and used by a category 3 licensee for the purposes of offering internet poker games to registered players and facilitating internet gaming thereon.



“Internet gaming”, the placing, receiving or transmitting of a wager on an internet poker game where the wager is initiated and received or otherwise made within the borders of the commonwealth or, in the case of another state, within the borders of that state.



“Internet gaming account” or “account”, a formal electronic ledger managed by an internet gaming operator for the purpose of recording a registered player’s deposits, withdrawals, amounts wagered, winnings and other financial activity related to the operator’s cashless wagering system and the player’s use of the operator’s internet card room for internet gaming.



“Internet gaming account agreement”, a contractual agreement between a registered player and an internet gaming operator which governs the terms and conditions of the player’s internet gaming account and the player’s use of the operator’s internet card room for internet gaming.



“Internet gaming operator” or “operator”, a category 3 licensee or category 3 license applicant that is engaged or seeks to engage in the business of operating an internet card room.



“Internet gaming operator premises”, a facility approved by the commission from which a category 3 licensee may conduct business related to operating an internet card room under this chapter.



“Internet poker game”, any of the percentage card games historically known as poker played by two or more individuals for money or credit, including, but not limited to, Texas hold’em, Omaha, stud poker and draw poker, which the commission has authorized a category 3 licensee to offer, at least in part through the internet, to registered players.



“Internet protocol address”, a numerical identifier attached to each computer that communicates with other computers through internet.



“Internet service provider”, a person that provides other persons with access to the

internet.



“Proprietary technology”, any information that is protectable as intellectual property under state law, federal law or foreign law, including any information that can be patented or registered under any applicable patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret laws.



“Registered player” or “player”, an individual who has registered with an internet gaming operator to engage in internet gaming through the operator’s internet card room.



“Website”, one or more related web pages.



“Web page”, an internet accessible document that may contain text, video, audio and images and is hosted on at least one web server.



“Web server”, the hardware and related software that is used to deliver content, store data and run applications through the internet.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming licensee”, in line 179, the following words:- , excluding a category 3 licensee,.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 208, the following words:- and on an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 240, the following words:- and an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 241, and in line 243, each time it appears, the following words:- or an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 249, the following words:- or an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 253, the following words:- or an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 316, the following words:- or an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 317, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 4 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming operation”, in line 586, the following words:-



or an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Said section 4 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 621, the following words:- and internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Said section 4 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 627, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Said section 4 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 659, the words “internet gaming” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- interstate internet gambling.



SECTION X. Said section 4 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “commonwealth”, in line 670, the following words:- and with any state that has expressly authorized lawful internet gaming.



SECTION X. Clause (11) of subsection (a) of section 5 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 702, the following words:- or for an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Clause (14) of said subsection (a) of said section 5 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment” in line 710, the following words:- and an internet card room.



SECTION X. Clause (17) of said subsection (a) of said section 5 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 716, the word “and”.



SECTION X. Clause (18) of said subsection (a) of said section 5 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 717 and 718, the words “gaming establishment.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- gaming establishment and in an internet card room; and.



SECTION X. Said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 5 the following section:-



Section 5A. (a) In addition to the regulations required by section 5, with regard to category 3 licenses, the commission shall promulgate regulations for the implementation, administration and enforcement of this chapter including, without limitation, regulations that:



(1) prescribe age and location verification requirements reasonably designed to block access to persons under the age of 21, persons located outside of the commonwealth and persons whose names appear on a list of excluded persons or are otherwise prohibited from gambling at a gaming establishment or on an internet card room under this chapter;



(2) prescribe appropriate data security and geolocation requirements to prevent unauthorized access to an internet card room by any person whose age and current physical location has not been verified in accordance with this chapter, including requirements that internet gaming operators use innovative data encryption software and geolocation software that identifies a player’s internet protocol address and precisely determines the country, state and city where a player is located at all times relevant to determining whether an individual may access areas of an internet card room that are restricted to registered players;



(3) prescribe requirements that an applicant or the proposed affiliate internet gaming operator of the applicant shall have a principal place of business and be domiciled in the commonwealth and in good standing with the secretary of state and state treasurer;



(4) prescribe requirements that all gaming vendors transacting business with internet gaming operators shall have a principal place of business and be domiciled in the commonwealth and in good standing with the secretary of state and state treasurer;



(5) prescribe the information to be furnished by an applicant to determine whether an applicant and any affiliate of the applicant and predecessor in interest of an applicant has accepted a wager related to any form of internet gambling from a person in the United States after October 13, 2006, the date when the UIGEA was enacted;



(6) prescribe the information to be furnished by an applicant to determine whether an applicant and any affiliate and institutional investor of an applicant has ever contemptuously defied or refused to submit to or comply with the jurisdictional, investigative or enforcement authority of any judicial, executive or legislative body of any state or of the United States when such body was adjudicating, investigating or prosecuting alleged illegal conduct relating to gambling or internet gambling;



(7) prescribe player registration requirements, including procedures reasonably designed to ensure that an internet gaming operator accurately verifies a player’s identity, date of birth, place of residency, social security number if the player is a United States resident, eligibility to engage in internet gaming and absence from the list of excluded persons, and that a player has read and assented to an operator’s internet gaming account agreement and consents to the jurisdiction of the commonwealth to resolve all disputes arising out of internet gaming;



(8) prescribe requirements related to a registered player’s internet gaming account, including requirements for recording the date and time of all account activity and ensuring that all adjustments made by an operator to a player’s account are consistent with the player’s internet gaming activity, as well as requirements that a registered player has only one account, individuals are unable to create accounts under fictitious names, a player is physically located in the commonwealth while logged into his or her account, an operator only accepts account deposits in the form of debits from a debit or credit card, personal checks, cashier’s checks, wire

transfers, money orders or other forms of payment approved by the commission, a player is prevented from transferring funds into the account of any other player, operators accurately credit a player’s winnings to the player’s account and are prevented from extending credit or otherwise transferring funds into player accounts where those funds are derived from any person besides the operator;



(9) prescribe requirements delineating the types of permissible charges by internet gaming operators to registered players engaging in internet poker games, including the amounts of per-hand charges, the amounts of tournament charges and precise charge information that shall be conspicuously posted and continuously updated on each player’s computer screen throughout each authorized game and tournament;



(10) prescribe standards reasonably designed to protect the privacy and security of registered players who engage in internet gaming, including requirements that credit card, password and all other data transmitted between a player and an internet gaming operator is encrypted using technology tested and approved by the commission and that access to internet gaming account information by gaming employees and gaming service employees is strictly controlled and recorded;



(11) prescribe technical standards to guide the commission’s approval of proposed software, hardware and other gaming devices that internet gaming operators may use to conduct internet gaming, including mechanical, electrical, security and reliability standards, and requirements to ensure that no software, hardware or other gaming devices shall be used to conduct internet gaming prior to being tested and approved by the commission or tested and certified by an independent testing laboratory authorized by the commission;



(12) prescribe requirements reasonably designed to ensure that the internet poker games offered by an internet gaming operator are legal, fair and played exclusively by live individuals, that wagering and internet poker game rules are conspicuously made available to all registered players and that the software that powers the internet poker games uses a sophisticated random number generator, which shall be tested and approved by the commission to ensure that each electronic hand of cards is unpredictable and entirely random;



(13) prescribe standards reasonably designed to ensure that an internet gaming operator maintains a system of internal controls to protect the security and integrity of all financial transactions, wagers and internet poker games occurring on the applicant’s proposed internet card room, including requirements that an internet gaming operator make all data related to its software, credit card transactions, distribution of funds, transactions with gaming vendors, registered player wagering histories and internal controls related to player fraud and cheating and swindling available to an independent auditor approved by the commission;



(14) prescribe requirements reasonably designed to enable an internet gaming operator to detect and prevent transactions that may be associated with money laundering, fraud and other criminal activities in violation of Massachusetts and federal law;



(15) prescribe administrative, accounting and auditing procedures reasonably designed to determine an internet gaming operator’s license fee and gross gaming revenue payment liability and maintain the commission’s control over the operator’s internal financial affairs;



(16) prescribe standards reasonably designed to ensure that an all gaming devices, facilities and internet gaming operator premises related to an internet card room are located, arranged and maintained in a manner promoting appropriate security related to internet gaming, including requirements that an operator maintain a closed circuit visual monitoring system and institute protocols for restricting access in accordance with directives issued by the commission;



(17) prescribe enforcement powers by which the commission may commence an in rem deactivation of the domain names associated with an internet gaming operator’s internet card room where the commission determines that the operator has engaged in unlawful internet gambling or has otherwise offered or conducted internet poker games in violation of this chapter;



18) prescribe rules that shall effectively immunize internet service providers from criminal and civil liability for hosting an internet card room operating in violation of this chapter or federal law or a website otherwise engaging in unlawful internet gambling, unless the internet service provider has actual knowledge that the internet card room or website in question is currently violating this chapter, federal law or is otherwise engaging in unlawful internet gambling;



19) prescribe requirements appropriately limiting the types of agreements that internet gaming operators may enter into with third parties for marketing or advertising purposes, including requirements prohibiting internet gaming operators from displaying the trademark, service mark, business or brand name, business information or any information directly or indirectly acquired or derived from or supplied by or any person that has accepted a wager related to any form of internet gambling from persons in the United States after October 13, 2006.



(20) prescribe factors to be considered by the commission in determining whether an applicant has demonstrated sufficient history of internet gaming competence, experience, technological expertise, technological quality, financial integrity and regulatory compliance to justify the award of a category 3 license;



SECTION X. Subsection (f) of section 6 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 752 and 753, the following words:- and an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said subsection (f) of said section 6 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 761, the following words:- and an internet card room and an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 8 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word and figure “category 2”, in line 761, the following words:- and category 3.



SECTION X. Clause (6) of subsection (a) of section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 814, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Clause (7) of said subsection (a) of said section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “facilities”, in line 816, the following words:- or internet card room and internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Clause (8) of said subsection (a) of said section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 818, the following words:- or an internet card room.



SECTION X. Clause (12) of said subsection (a) of said section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 836, the following words:- or by the internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Clause (13) of said subsection (a) of said section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment’s”, in line 839, the following words:- or internet card room’s.



SECTION X. Said clause (13) of said subsection (a) of said section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 846, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Clause (16) of said subsection (a) of said section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 856, the following words:- and, with regard to the proposed internet card room, the type and number of internet poker games to be conducted.



SECTION FF. Said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 11 the following section:-



Section 11A. (a) The commission shall not set a minimum capital investment for a category 3 license; provided, however, that a category 3 licensee’s internet gaming operator premises and gaming equipment, including but not limited to, computers, servers, monitoring rooms, hubs and storage systems, shall be located in the commonwealth, unless the commission permits otherwise.



(b) The commission shall determine the minimum licensing fee for a category 3 licensee, which shall not be less than $10,000,000 to be paid within 30 days after the award of the license; provided, however, that this licensing fee shall be credited against the category 3 licensee’s daily gross gaming revenue payment liability for the first two years of operation. Once the license fee credit is exhausted, the commission shall direct the category 3 licensee to commence monthly gross gaming revenue payments to the commonwealth in accordance with this chapter.



(c) A category 3 licensee who fails to begin internet gaming operations within 30 days after the award of the category 3 license shall be subject to suspension or revocation of the gaming license by the commission and shall, after being found by the commission after a hearing to have acted in bad faith in delaying commencement of internet gaming operations, be assessed a fine of no less than $25,000,000.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 14 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “establishment”, in line 986, the following words:- or an internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (e) of said section 14 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 1019 and 1020, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 15 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 1045, 1046 and 1064, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Said section 15 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the word “that”, in line 1088, the following words:- , except in the case of a category 3 license applicant,.



SECTION X. Said section 15 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the word “license”, in line 1095, the following words:- , unless the applicant is applying for a category 3 license.



SECTION X. Section 16 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (b) the following subsection:-



(c) The commission shall deny with prejudice an application for a category 3 license under this chapter, if the applicant, an affiliate of the applicant, an institutional investor of the applicant, a person directly or indirectly holding a financial interest in the applicant or any affiliate of the applicant, a predecessor in interest of the applicant, a key gaming employee of the applicant, a third party who has previously contracted with the applicant for advertising or marketing purposes or any person who has purchased any assets related to an internet gambling

operator: (i) has accepted a wager related to any form of internet gambling from a person in the United States after October 13, 2006; or (ii) has ever contemptuously defied or refused to submit to or comply with the jurisdictional, investigative or enforcement authority of any judicial, executive or legislative body of any state or of the United States when such body was adjudicating, investigating or prosecuting alleged illegal conduct relating to any form of gambling or internet gambling.

SECTION X. Section 18 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “following objectives”, in line 1232, the following words:- , insofar as they are relevant to the applicant’s license category.



SECTION X. Said section 18 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1281, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Said section 18 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “slot machines”, in line 1286, the following words:- and gaming devices, including hardware and software,.



SECTION X. Said section 18 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1287, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Subsection (b) of section 19 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “that”, in line 1331, the following words:- , except for a category 3 license,.



SECTION X. Said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 20 the following section:-



Section 20A. (a) The commission may issue not more than 3 category 3 licenses; provided, however, that a category 3 license shall only be issued to an applicant who is qualified under the criteria set forth in this chapter as determined by the commission. If the commission is not convinced that there are applicants that have both met the eligibility criteria and provided convincing evidence that the applicant will provide value to the commonwealth, no category 3 licenses shall be awarded.



(b) A category 3 license issued pursuant to this chapter shall not be transferrable or assignable without the approval of the commission; provided, however, that for 3 years after the initial issuance of a category 3 license, the commission shall only approve such a transfer if: (i) the licensee experiences a change in ownership; or (ii) the licensee fails to maintain suitability or other circumstances which the commission may consider, which, in the opinion of a majority of the members of the commission, impacts a licensee’s ability to successfully operate an internet

gaming card room.



(c) A category 3 license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid for an initial period of 10 years. The commission shall establish procedures for the renewal of a category 3 license, including renewal fee, and submit to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives any legislative recommendations that may be necessary to implement those procedures, not less than 180 days before the expiration of the first category 3 license granted pursuant to this chapter.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “made”, in line 1405, the following words:- , except in the case of a category 3 licensee,.



SECTION X. Said subsection (a) of said section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1413, the following words:- or internet card room or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Said subsection (a) of said section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 1435, 1436 and 1441, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Said subsection (a) of said section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming area”, in line 1450, the following words:- or on all web pages of an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said subsection (a) of said section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1469, the following words:- or internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Subsection (d) of said section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming licensee”, in line 1516, the following words:- , except for a category 3 licensee,.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 23 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word and figure “category 2”, in line 1534, the following words and figure:- and category 3.



SECTION X. Subsection (c) of said section 23 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “establishment”, in line 1553, the following words:- or an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said subsection (c) of said section 23 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1565, the following words:- and an internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “gaming”, in line 1586, the following words:- or internet gaming.



SECTION X. Said subsection (a) of said section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 1592 and 1593, the following words:- or internet operator premises.



SECTION X. Subsection (b) of said section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 1597 and 1598, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (e) of said section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “dealer”, in line 1637, the following words:- at a gaming establishment.



SECTION X. Subsection (h) of said section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “wager”, in line 1644, the following words:- in an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said subsection (h) of said section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the word “gaming”, in line1648, the following words:- or internet gaming.



SECTION X. Subsection (i) of said section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word and figure “category 2”, in line 1651, the following words:- or category 3.



SECTION X. Said subsection (i) of said section 25 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1653, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 27 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “auditing purposes.”, in line 1707, the following words:- A category 3 licensee shall not issue credit to a registered player.



SECTION X. Section 29 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 1774, 1775, 1779,1781 and 1786, the following words:- or internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Subsection (c) of section 30 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 1805 and 1807, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Subsection (e) of said section 30 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1819, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (f) of said section 30 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1825, the following words:- or internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 34 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 1981, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (d) of said section 34 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment.”, in line 1997, the following words:- This subsection shall not apply to internet card rooms and internet gaming operator premises.

SECTION X. Subsection (e) of section 35 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2030, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 36 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 2046 and 2057, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 37 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 2139 and 2150, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 39 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 2170, 2171 and 2197, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (b) of section 40 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 2208 and 2211, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Section 41 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2215, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 43 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in lines 2226, 2230 and 2237, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2243, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (c) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “establishment”, in lines 2256 and 2257, the following words:- or internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Said subsection (c) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the word “premises”, in line 2257, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (f) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishments”, in lines 2278 and 2285, the following words:- and internet card rooms.



SECTION X. Said subsection (f) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the word “gaming establishment”, in line 2282, the following words:- or in an internet card room.



SECTION X. Said subsection (f) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the word “establishment”, in each instance in line 2286, the following words:- or an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Said subsection (f) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the word “premises”, in line 2287, the following words:- or internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (g) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishments”, in line 2288, the following words:- and internet card rooms.



SECTION X. Subsection (h) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2293, the following words:- and an internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Said subsection (h) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishments”, in lines 2294 and 2295, the following words:- and an internet gaming operators.



SECTION X. Subsection (i) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishments”, in line 2305 and 2314, the following words:- and internet card rooms.



SECTION X. Subsection (j) of said section 45 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2316 and 2318, the following words:- and an internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 47 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2334, the following words:- or internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 49 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2344, the following words:- and an internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Said subsection (a) of said section 49 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishments”, in lines 2346, 2347, 2349 and 2350, the following words:- and internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Subsection (b) of said section 49 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2352, the following words:- and internet gaming operator premises.



SECTION X. Subsection (a) of section 55 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “category 1 licensee”, in line 2408, the following words:- and a category 3 licensee.



SECTION X. Subsection (c) of section 56 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “establishments”, in line 2428, the following words:- and internet card rooms.



SECTION X. Said subsection (c) of said section 56 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2431, the following words:- and at each internet card room.



SECTION X. Subsection (e) of said section 56 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2439, the following words:- and employed by each internet gaming operator.



SECTION X. Subsection (1) of section 59 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “category 2 licensee”, in line 2490, the following words:- and a category 3 licensee.



SECTION X. Section 66 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “slot machines”, in line 2655, the following words:- , software, hardware, gaming devices.



SECTION X. Section 5A of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 27 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 2893, the following words:- or an internet card room.



SECTION X. Section 93 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “category 2”, in lines 3412 and 3414, the following words:- or category 3.



SECTION X. Section 97 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “gaming establishment”, in line 3474, the following words:- and internet gaming operators.”.