Which is doubly interesting since the laws governing securities trading have the establishment of a "level playing field" for all investors as their primary goal. (The necessity of requiring a level playing field was one of the first lessons learned following the first US stock market crash.)
I think their idea of "level playing field" is that you hand them your money on level ground, and not, for example, when you're both on different steps in a stairwell. i.e. At least both be standing on the same step.