Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–621.04. Unlawful acts; action by Attorney General.

(a)(1) It shall be unlawful for an operator, or other individual, group of individuals, or entity, without authorization to access, use, modify, or disclose personal information of an individual who places a sports wager with the operator ("unlawful acts"), and for the operator to fail to maintain reasonable security procedures and practices against such unlawful acts.

(2) A violation of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be an unlawful trade practice within the meaning of Chapter 39 of Title 28. An individual, group of individuals, or entity found to have violated this provision shall be subject to the remedies set forth in § 28-3909.

(b)(1) No operator, or director, office, owner, or employee of an operator may intentionally make a false or misleading representation concerning the operator's services or business, including relating to the probability of winning or the number of winners for a wager accepted by the operator.

(2) An individual, group of individuals, or entity claiming to be aggrieved by a fraudulent act or a false or misleading statement by an operator shall have a cause of action in a court of competent jurisdiction for damages and any legal or equitable relief as may be appropriate.

(c) The Attorney General for the District of Columbia, in the name of the District of Columbia, may bring an action in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to enjoin an individual, group of individuals, or entity or to seek a civil penalty of up to $50,000 for a violation of this subchapter or regulations issued pursuant to this subchapter.