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58 Pa. Code § 440a.5. Management contracts.

§ 440a.5. Management contracts.

 (a)  A management contract between a slot machine applicant or licensee and management company licensee will not become effective until the Board has approved the management contract.

 (b)  A management company licensee shall submit any amendment to a management contract 30 days prior to the effective date of the proposed amendment. The amendment will not become effective until a petition is submitted and the Board has approved the amendment.

 (c)  A management contract or amendment will not be approved by the Board unless the management company proves by clear and convincing evidence that the approval of the contract would not create an undue concentration of economic opportunities and control of licensed gaming facilities in this Commonwealth.

 (d)  A management company that requests Board approval of a management contract shall disclose its financial interests in the slot machine applicant or licensee and, if applicable, any exercisable option that may constitute a change in ownership or control of a slot machine licensee as described in §  441a.17 (relating to change in ownership or control of slot machine licensee and multiple slot machine license prohibition).

 (e)  A management contract, submitted to the Board for approval, must contain the following:

   (1)  A provision that provides the grounds and mechanisms for modifying or terminating the contract.

   (2)  A provision that states that the contract will not be effective unless it is approved by the Board.

   (3)  A provision that describes with particularity the method of compensating and reimbursing the management company.

   (4)  Provisions that contain a mechanism to resolve patron disputes and disputes between the slot machine licensee and the management company.

   (5)  A provision that indicates whether and to what extent contract assignments and subcontracting are permissible.

   (6)  A provision that specifies the duration of the management contract. A management contract may not contain a provision that provides for the automatic renewal of the management contract.

 (f)  A management contract submitted for approval must specify the terms and conditions of the management contract and the responsibilities of the slot machine applicant or licensee and management company. At a minimum, the terms should address whether, and to what extent, the management company is involved in the following:

   (1)  Operation of the following departments:

     (i)   Information technology.

     (ii)   Internal audit.

     (iii)   Slot accounting.

     (iv)   Slot management.

     (v)   Security.

     (vi)   Surveillance.

     (vii)   Table games.

   (2)  Design, construction, improvement and maintenance of the licensed facility.

   (3)  Sources of operating capital and financing for the development of the licensed facility.

   (4)  Payment of the slot machine license fee and the table games operation certificate fee, if applicable.

   (5)  Purchase or lease of slot machines, table games, table game devices or associated equipment.

   (6)  Design, implementation and amendment of the system of internal controls required under section 1322 of the act (relating to slot machine accounting controls and audits) and this part including the financial reporting requirements.

   (7)  Hiring, terminating, training and promoting of employees and the employment practices attendant thereto.

   (8)  The payment of local, State and Federal taxes and slot machine license deposit required under the act and this part and any penalties imposed by the Board for violations thereof.

   (9)  Advertising, player incentive or marketing programs.

   (10)  Compliance with section 1325(b)(1) of the act (relating to license or permit issuance).

   (11)  Obtaining and maintaining insurance coverage, including coverage of public liability and property loss or damage.

   (12)  Procurement of gaming service providers and gaming junket enterprises.

   (13)  Selection of the licensed facility’s independent auditor.

 (g)  Notwithstanding subsections (a)—(f), a slot machine licensee and licensed management company may not contract for the delegation of any benefits, duties or obligations specifically granted to or imposed upon the slot machine licensee by the act.


   The provisions of this §  440a.5 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1103, 1202(b)(9)—(23) and (30), 1205, 1206(f) and (g), 1207(1) and (2), 1208(1)(iii), 1209(b), 1212, 1213, 1317(c), 1317.1(c), 1317.2, 1322, 1326, 13A02(1) and (2), 13A11, 13A12—13A14, 13A15, 13A27, 1602, 1604, 1608 and 1802 and Chapters 13 and 16.


   The provisions of this §  440a.5 amended October 22, 2010, effective October 23, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6083; amended May 13, 2011, effective May 14, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2439; amended June 12, 2015, effective June 13, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 2829; amended November 1, 2019, effective November 2, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 6676. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (377495) to (377496).

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