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SECTION 1402
Registration
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (PML) CHAPTER 47-A, ARTICLE 14
§ 1402. Registration. 1. (a) No operator shall administer, manage, or
otherwise make available an interactive fantasy sports platform to
persons located in New York state unless registered with the commission
pursuant to section fourteen hundred three of this article. A registrant
may use multiple interactive fantasy sports platforms and offer multiple
types of contests, provided that each platform and each type of contest
has been reviewed and approved by the commission. This article, and any
and all rules and regulations adopted under the authority of this
article, shall apply only to interactive fantasy sports contests for
which an authorized player pays an entry fee.

(b) Any operator that was offering contests to persons located in New
York state prior to the tenth of November, two thousand fifteen, may
continue to offer contests to persons located in New York state until
such operator's application for registration has been approved or denied
in accordance with section fourteen hundred three of this article,
provided that such operator receives a temporary permit pursuant to
subdivision two of this section and files an application for
registration with the commission within ninety days of the promulgation
of regulations to effectuate this article.

2. The commission shall provide a temporary permit to each operator
that was offering contests pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision one
of this section to allow such operator to continue to offer such
contests, on a provisional basis, until such operator's application for
registration has been approved or denied in accordance with section
fourteen hundred three of this article, provided that such operator
meets all the requirements in section fourteen hundred four of this
article.

3. Registrations issued by the commission shall remain in effect for
three years. The commission shall establish a process for renewal.

4. Interactive fantasy sports contests offered by a registrant in
accordance with the provisions of this article shall not constitute
gambling as defined in article two hundred twenty-five of the penal law.

5. The commission shall publish a list of all operators registered in
New York state pursuant to this section on the commission's website for
public use.

6. The commission shall promulgate regulations to implement the
provisions of this article, including the development of the initial
form of the application for registration. Such regulations shall provide
for the registration and operation of contests in New York state and
shall include, but not be limited to, responsible protections with
regard to compulsive play and safeguards for fair play.