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58 Pa. Code § 465a.16. Accounting controls for the cage.

§ 465a.16. Accounting controls for the cage.

 (a)  The assets for which cage cashiers are responsible shall be maintained on an imprest basis. At the end of each shift, cage cashiers assigned to the outgoing shift shall record on a cashiers’ count sheet the face value of each cage inventory item counted and the total of the opening and closing cage inventories and shall reconcile the total closing inventory with the total opening inventory. Each cashiers’ count sheet shall be signed by the preparing cage cashier attesting to the accuracy of the information thereon.

 (b)  At the opening of every shift, in addition to the imprest funds normally maintained by cage cashiers, each slot machine licensee shall have in the main cage, a reserve cash bankroll sufficient to pay winning patrons.

 (c)  The main cage and any satellite cage shall be physically segregated by personnel and function as follows:

   (1)  Cage cashiers shall operate with individual imprest inventories of cash and their functions include the following:

     (i)   The receipt of cash, value chips, plaques and other cash equivalents from patrons in exchange for cash.

     (ii)   The receipt of personal checks for gaming purposes from patrons in exchange for cash, subject to the limitations on amount under §  465a.20 (relating to personal check cashing).

     (iii)   The receipt of cash, value chips, plaques and other cash equivalents, checks issued by the slot machine licensee, annuity jackpot checks, wire transfers and cashless funds transfers from patrons to establish a customer deposit under §  465a.23 (relating to customer deposits).

     (iv)   The receipt of customer deposit forms from patrons in exchange for cash under §  465a.23.

     (v)   The preparation of jackpot payout slips in accordance with this subpart and technical standards adopted by the Board under §  465a.26 (relating to jackpot and credit meter payouts).

     (vi)   The receipt of gaming vouchers from patrons, or from authorized employees who received gaming vouchers as gratuities, in exchange for cash.

     (vii)   Issuance, receipt and reconciliation of imprest funds used by slot attendants, including an imprest change/pouch payout fund.

     (viii)   The issuance of gaming vouchers.

   (2)  Main bank cashier functions include the following:

     (i)   The receipt of cash, value chips, plaques, cash equivalents, gaming vouchers, jackpot payout slips and personal checks received for gaming purposes from cage cashiers in exchange for cash.

     (ii)   The receipt of cash from the count rooms.

     (iii)   The receipt of personal checks accepted for gaming purposes from cage cashiers for deposit.

     (iv)   The preparation of the overall cage reconciliation and accounting records.

     (v)   The preparation of the daily bank deposit for cash, cash equivalents, Counter Checks and personal checks.

     (vi)   The issuance, receipt and reconciliation of imprest funds used by slot attendants.

     (vii)   The receipt from cage cashiers of documentation with signatures thereon, required to be prepared for the segregation of functions in the cage.

     (viii)   The responsibility for the reserve cash bankroll.

     (ix)   The receipt of unsecured currency and unsecured gaming vouchers and preparation of reports thereon.

     (x)   The issuance, receipt and reconciliation of cash and gaming vouchers to and from automated bill breaker, automated gaming voucher and coupon redemption and automated jackpot payout machines and preparation of related documentation.

 (d)  At the end of the gaming day a copy of the cage cashiers’ count sheets and related documentation shall be forwarded to the accounting department for agreement of opening and closing inventories, agreement of amounts thereon to other forms, records and documents required by this subpart and recording of transactions.


   The provisions of this §  465a.16 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207, 1321, 1322, 13A02(1)—(6) and 13A25.


   The provisions of this §  465a.16 amended October 10, 2008, effective October 11, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5652; amended February 26, 2010, effective February 27, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 1082; amended May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (357087) to (357089).

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