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58 Pa. Code § 465a.15. Cage characteristics.

§ 465a.15. Cage characteristics.

 (a)  A licensed facility shall have, immediately adjacent or proximate to the gaming floor, a physical structure known as a cage to house the cashiers and to serve as the central location in the licensed facility for:

   (1)  The custody of the cage inventory comprised of cash (currency or coin), gaming chips, plaques and the forms, documents and records normally associated with the operation of a cage.

   (2)  The functions normally associated with the operation of a cage.

 (b)  The supervisor of the cage shall, regardless of shift, be permitted as a gaming employee.

 (c)  The cage must be designed and constructed to provide maximum security for the materials housed therein and the activities performed therein. Its design and construction must include:

   (1)  Manually triggered silent alarm systems located at the cashiers’ window, vault and in ancillary office space adjacent or proximate thereto. The systems must be connected directly to the monitoring room of the surveillance department and to the security department.

   (2)  A double door entry and exit system that will not permit an individual to pass through the second door until the first door is securely locked. In addition, the following apply:

     (i)   The first door leading from the gaming floor of the double door entry and exit system must be controlled by the security department or the surveillance department.

     (ii)   The second door of the double door entry and exit system must be controlled by the cage, security department or the surveillance department, provided that the first and second door may not be controlled by the same department.

     (iii)   The double door entry and exit system must have surveillance coverage which shall be monitored by the surveillance department.

     (iv)   An entrance to the cage that is not a double door entry and exit system must be an alarmed emergency exit door only.

   (3)  If manual locks are used to secure each door of the double door entry and exit system, the keys to each door must be different from each other.

   (4)  A slot machine licensee may use a Board-approved computerized access system to meet the double door entry system requirements in paragraph (2) if:

     (i)   The computerized access system provides a functionally equivalent level of security.

     (ii)   The slot machine licensee includes provisions in the slot machine licensee’s internal controls which will provide a functionally equivalent level of security when the computerized access system is not functioning.

 (d)  A licensed facility may also have one or more satellite cages separate and apart from the main cage established to maximize security, efficient operations or patron convenience. A satellite cage may perform all of the functions of the main cage and must be equipped with an alarm system in compliance with subsection (c)(1). The functions which are conducted in a satellite cage shall be subject to the accounting controls applicable to a main cage set forth in this subpart.

 (e)  A slot machine licensee shall maintain, immediately available to the Board and the Pennsylvania State Police, a current list, with Board credential numbers, of all persons:

   (1)  Possessing the combination or keys to the locks securing the double door entry and exit system restricting access to the main cage and any satellite cage and the vault.

   (2)  Possessing the ability to activate or deactivate alarm systems for the main cage, any satellite cage and vault.


   The provisions of this §  465a.15 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207, 1321, 1322, 13A02(1)—(6) and 13A25.


   The provisions of this §  465a.15 amended February 26, 2010, effective February 27, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 1082; corrected May 20, 2011, effective May 1, 2010, 41 Pa.B. 2579; amended May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (357086) to (357087).

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