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Can I offer a sports betting product in Rhode Island? What are the requirements?

Yes, you can offer a sports betting product in Rhode Island, but you must comply with the state's regulations.Requirements for Offering Sports Betting in Rhode IslandAccording to RIGL 42-61.2-16, online sports wagering shall only occur within the state of Rhode Island. A hosting facility shall only accept online wagers from players who have been affirmatively located as being physically present in the state of Rhode Island at the time of their wager. The server-based gaming system shall employ a mechanism to detect the physical location of a player at the time the player is wagering and as frequently as specified in any regulations promulgated by the state, through the division. If the system detects that the physical location of the patron at the time the player is wagering is in an area outside the state of Rhode Island, the system shall not accept that patron's wagers until such time as the patron is in the state of Rhode Island. Online sports wagering shall only be engaged in by patrons who have established an online gaming account pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the division.Additionally, RIGL 42-61.2-3.3 requires the division director to promulgate rules and regulations relating to sports wagering and set policy therefor. These rules and regulations shall establish standards and procedures for sports wagering and associated devices, equipment, and accessories, and shall include, but not be limited to:Furthermore, RIGL 41-4-3 imposes a tax on pari-mutuel betting, and RIGL 41-4-9 requires the division of gaming and athletics licensing to devise a system of accounting and supervise betting at a track in a manner so that the rights of the state are protected, and shall collect all fees and licenses under rules and regulations as it shall prescribe. RIGL 42-61.2-5 provides for the allocation of sports-wagering and online sports-wagering revenue.Therefore, to offer a sports betting product in Rhode Island, you must comply with the state's regulations, including obtaining the necessary licenses and approvals, and following the rules and regulations promulgated by the division director.