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58 Pa. Code § 1001a.20. Casino simulcasting record retention.

§ 1001a.20. Casino simulcasting record retention.

 (a)  For the purposes of this section, ‘‘books, records and documents’’ means any book, record or document pertaining to, prepared in or generated by the operation of the licensed facility including all forms, reports, accounting records, ledgers, subsidiary records, computer generated data, internal audit records, correspondence and personnel records.

 (b)  As a condition of continued operation, a casino simulcasting permit holder shall agree to maintain all books, records and documents pertaining to casino simulcasting in a manner and location in this Commonwealth as approved by the Board, in consultation with the Commission. All books, records and documents shall:

   (1)  Be organized in a manner to clearly depict by separate records the total amount of money contributed to every pari-mutuel pool in accordance with the applicable provisions of 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93 (relating to race horse industry reform) and any regulation promulgated under 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93.

   (2)  Be segregated by separate accounts within the licensed gaming entity’s books, records and documents, except for any books, records and documents that are common to slot machine operations, table game operations and casino simulcasting, as determined by the Board, in consultation with the Commission.

   (3)  Be immediately available for inspection upon request of the Board, the Commission, the Bureau, the Department, the Pennsylvania State Police or the Attorney General, or agents thereof, during all hours of operation of the casino simulcasting permit holder’s simulcasting facility.

   (4)  Prepared and maintained in a complete, accurate and legible form. Electronic data must be stored in a format that ensures readability, regardless of whether the technology or software that created or maintained it has become obsolete.

   (5)  Retained in a secure location in the licensed facility that is equipped with a fire suppression system or at another location approved under subsection (d).

   (6)  Organized and indexed in a manner to provide immediate accessibility to the Board, the Commission, the Bureau, the Department, the Pennsylvania State Police or the Attorney General, or agents thereof.

   (7)  Destroyed only after expiration of the minimum retention period specified in subsection (c), except that the Board may, in consultation with the Commission, upon the written request of a casino simulcasting permit holder and for good cause shown, permit the destruction at an earlier date.

 (c)  Original books, records and documents shall be retained by a casino simulcasting permit holder for a minimum of 5 years.

 (d)  A casino simulcasting permit holder may request, in writing, that the Board’s Executive Director, in consultation with the Commission, approve a location outside the licensed facility to store original books, records and documents. The request must include all of the following:

   (1)  A detailed description of the proposed location, including security and fire suppression systems.

   (2)  The procedures under which of the Board, the Commission, the Bureau, the Department, the Pennsylvania State Police or the Attorney General, or agents thereof, shall be able to gain access to the original books, records and documents retained at the location outside the licensed facility.

 (e)  A casino simulcasting permit holder may request, in writing, that the Board’s Executive Director, in consultation with the Commission, approve the electronic copying and storage of original books, records and documents. The request must include representations regarding all of the following:

   (1)  The processing, preservation and maintenance methods which will be employed to ensure that the books, records and documents are available in a format which makes them readily available for review and copying.

   (2)  The inspection and quality control methods which will be employed to ensure that the electronic books, records and documents exhibit a high degree of legibility and readability when displayed electronically or reproduced on paper.

   (3)  The availability of a computer and printer for use by the Board, the Commission, the Bureau, the Department, the Pennsylvania State Police or the Attorney General, or agents thereof, at the licensed facility or other location approved by the Board, in consultation with the Commission, and the readiness with which the books, records or documents being stored electronically can be located, read and reproduced.

   (4)  The availability of a detailed index of all information maintained electronically and arranged in a manner to permit the immediate location of any particular book, record or document.

 (f)  Nothing herein shall be construed as relieving a casino simulcasting permit holder from meeting any obligation to prepare or maintain any book, record or document required by any Federal, State or local government body, authority or agency.



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