Truly Agreed, 2016

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SS SCS HCS HB 1941, 2016    (New Section - as Truly Agreed)    

313.940. 1. A person shall register with a licensed operator prior to participating in fantasy sports contests on an authorized internet website.
     2. A licensed operator shall implement appropriate security standards to prevent access to fantasy sports contests by a person whose location and age have not been verified in accordance with this section.
     3. A licensed operator shall ensure that all individuals register before participating in a fantasy sports contest on an authorized internet website and provide their age and state of residence.
     4. A licensed operator shall ensure that an individual is of legal age before participating in fantasy sports contest on an authorized internet website. In Missouri, the legal age to participate shall be eighteen years of age.
     5. (1) The licensed operator shall develop an online self-exclusion form and a process to exclude from play any person who has filled out the form.
     (2) A licensed operator shall retain each online self-exclusion form submitted to it in order to identify persons who want to be excluded from play. A licensed operator shall exclude those persons.
     (3) A licensed operator shall provide a link on its authorized internet website to a compulsive behavior website and the online self-exclusion form described in subdivision (1) of this subsection.
     6. A licensed operator shall not advertise fantasy sports contests in publications or other media that are aimed exclusively or primarily at persons less than eighteen years of age. A licensed operator's advertisement shall not depict persons under eighteen years of age, students, or settings involving a school or college. However, incidental depiction of nonfeatured minors shall not be a violation of this subsection.
     7. A licensed operator shall not advertise fantasy sports contests to an individual by phone, email, or any other form of individually targeted advertisement or marketing material if the individual has self-excluded himself or herself pursuant to this section or if the individual is otherwise barred from participating in fantasy sports contests. A licensed operator shall also take reasonable steps to ensure that individuals on the involuntary exclusion list or disassociated persons list maintained by the commission are not subject to any form of individually targeted advertising or marketing.
     8. A licensed operator shall not misrepresent the frequency or extent of winning in any fantasy sports contest advertisement.
     9. A licensed operator shall clearly and conspicuously publish and facilitate parental control procedures to allow parents or guardians to exclude minors from access to any fantasy sports contest. Licensed operators shall take commercially reasonable steps to confirm that an individual opening an account is not a minor.
     10. Licensed operators shall prohibit the use of scripts in fantasy sports contests that give players an unfair advantage over other players.
     11. Licensed operators shall monitor fantasy sports contests to detect the use of unauthorized scripts and restrict players found to have used such scripts from further fantasy sports contests.
     12. Licensed operators shall make all authorized scripts readily available to all fantasy sports players; provided, that a licensed operator shall clearly and conspicuously publish its rules on what types of scripts may be authorized in the fantasy sports contest.
     13. Licensed operators shall clearly and conspicuously identify highly experienced players in fantasy sports contests by a symbol attached to a player's username, or by other easily visible means, on the licensed operator's authorized internet website.
     14. Licensed operators shall offer some fantasy sports contests open only to beginner players and that exclude highly experienced players.


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