(A) A catalogue of approved sporting events and wager types is to be maintained by the commission and made readily available on the commission's website. Sports gaming proprietors must not offer wagering on any sporting events or wager types not listed in the approved catalogue.
(B) Sports gaming proprietors may submit a request to the executive director to add a sporting event or wager type to the approved catalogue. The request must be made at least three business days before the first requested use of the proposed additional sporting event or wager type. The executive director will prescribe the format for any requests submitted.
(C) Any requested additions or changes to the catalogue will be reviewed and approved or denied by the executive director. If the proprietor has not received a response from the executive director regarding the proposed changes within three business days, the changes will be deemed approved.
(D) A sports governing body may submit a request to the executive director to prohibit or restrict wagering on any sporting event or wager type. All licensed sports gaming proprietors must be copied on this request, in the manner prescribed by the executive director. The executive director, in their sole discretion, will determine whether the sports governing body has shown good cause to grant the requested prohibition or restriction. Sports gaming proprietors may submit comments to the executive director which must be considered in the determination of good cause. Good cause will be measured by whether the request, if adopted, will ensure the integrity of sports gaming or will be in the best interests of the public. The executive director will prescribe the manner, format, and time frame for any request or comment submitted under this paragraph.
(1) If the executive director determines good cause has been shown, the adopted prohibition or restriction will be either noted in the commission's approved catalogue or the previously approved sporting event or wager type will be removed from the catalogue, as applicable.
(2) If the executive director determines good cause has not been shown, the requestor of the prohibition or restriction will be provided with a notice stating the request has been denied and providing the requestor with an opportunity for an appeal hearing. This hearing will be heard by an attorney of the commission who will issue a recommendation to the commission, through the executive director. The hearing is open to the public, to the extent permitted by law, but no evidence or testimony will be taken from any person other than the requestor. The commission, at a meeting held under section 3772.02 of the Revised Code, will determine, based on the recommendation, whether the request is to be adopted. If adopted, the prohibition or restriction will be either noted in the commission's approved catalogue or the previously approved sporting event or wager type will be removed from the catalogue, as applicable. No right of appeal exists from this decision.
(E) The executive director may do the following:
(1) Remove any previously approved sporting event or wager type from the approved catalogue.
(2) Issue an emergency order to sports gaming proprietors to prohibit or restrict wagering on any sporting event or wager type in the approved catalogue. Any emergency order will be effective immediately and any wagering offered on the identified sporting event or wager type will be suspended or restricted until the emergency order is lifted.
(F) Any wagers placed on an incomplete sporting event that has been removed from the catalogue or had wagering suspended through the issuance of an emergency order must be voided in accordance with Chapter 3775. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder.
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