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58 Pa. Code § 465a.18. Transportation of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes to and from the gaming floor; storage.

§ 465a.18. Transportation of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes to and from the gaming floor; storage.

 (a)  Slot machine licensees shall submit and obtain the approval of the Bureau of Casino Compliance, in accordance with §  601a.10(g) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment), the plan for the distribution and collection of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes. The plan must:

   (1)  Provide for the separate distribution and collection of all of the following:

     (i)   Slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes from fully automated electronic gaming tables and electronic wagering terminals.

     (ii)   Table game drop boxes not otherwise specified in subparagraph (i).

   (2)  Include the time the distribution and collection of:

     (i)   Slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes from fully automated electronic gaming tables and electronic wagering terminals will begin.

     (ii)   Table game drop boxes not otherwise specified in subparagraph (i) will begin.

   (3)  Specify which slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes from fully automated electronic gaming tables and electronic wagering terminals will be picked up on each pick-up day.

   (4)  Specify the order in which the slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes will be distributed and collected.

   (5)  Specify the route that the drop team will utilize from the gaming floor to the count room.

 (b)  Slot machine licensees shall maintain and make available to the Bureau of Casino Compliance and the Pennsylvania State Police a current list, with Board credential numbers, of all employees participating in the transportation of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes to and from the gaming floor. The slot machine licensee shall file notice with the Bureau of Casino Compliance and obtain verbal approval from the casino compliance supervisor at the licensed facility prior to:

   (1)  Deviating from the schedule setting forth the specific times at which slot cash storage boxes or table game drop boxes are brought to or removed from the gaming floor.

   (2)  Changing which slot cash storage boxes or table game drop boxes from fully automated electronic gaming tables or electronic wagering terminals will be picked up on each pick-up day.

   (3)  Altering the route to the count room.

 (c)  Table game drop boxes from table games that are not fully automated electronic gaming tables or electronic wagering terminals shall be removed from all gaming tables once each gaming day regardless of whether or not the gaming table was open or closed during that gaming day. Table game drop boxes from table games that are not fully automated electronic gaming tables or electronic wagering terminals shall be collected separately from slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes from electronic wagering terminals and fully automated electronic gaming tables.

 (d)  Slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes removed from bill validators or gaming tables shall be transported directly to, and secured in, the count room or a trolley storage area located immediately adjacent thereto, configured and secured by a minimum of three employees, at least one of which is a member of the security department and at least one of which is a member of the finance department.

   (1)  Upon its removal from a bill validator or gaming table, a slot cash storage box or table game drop box shall immediately be placed in an enclosed trolley which is secured by two separately keyed locks. The key to one lock shall be maintained and controlled by the security department. The key to the other lock shall be maintained and controlled by the finance department. Access to the keys shall be controlled, at a minimum, by a sign out and sign in procedure contained in the slot machine licensee’s internal controls. The security department key and the key controlled by finance shall be returned to its secure location after completion of the slot and table game count.

   (2)  Prior to the movement of any trolley, which contains slot cash storage boxes or table game drop boxes, from the gaming floor into the count room, the drop team supervisor shall verify that the number of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes removed from the gaming floor equals the number of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes scheduled to be collected that day and that the locks controlled by security and the finance department have been locked. For table game drop boxes removed from table games that are not fully automated electronic gaming tables or electronic wagering terminals, a floorperson or above may verify the number of table game drop boxes removed from the gaming floor instead of the drop team supervisor.

   (3)  A slot cash storage box or table game drop box being replaced by an emergency slot cash storage box or table game drop box shall be transported, using a trolley, directly to and secured in the count room by at least one member of the finance department and one member of the security department.

 (e)  Slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes that are not secured to a bill validator or a gaming table, including emergency slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes that are not actively in use, shall be stored in the count room or other secure area specified in the slot machine licensee’s internal controls. These slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes shall be stored in an enclosed cabinet or trolley and secured in the cabinet or trolley by a separately keyed, double locking system. The key to one lock shall be maintained and controlled by the security department and the key to the other lock shall be maintained and controlled by the finance department. Access to the keys shall be controlled, at a minimum, by a sign out and sign in procedure contained in the slot machine licensee’s internal controls.

 (f)  Notwithstanding subsection (e), the security department may, immediately prior to the commencement of the count process, issue its key to the storage cabinet or trolley to a count room supervisor for the purpose of gaining access to the slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes in the storage cabinet or trolley. A key transferred from the custody of the security department to the count room supervisor shall be returned immediately following the conclusion of the count of the slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes and the return of the empty emergency drop boxes and slot cash storage boxes or table game drop boxes to their respective storage cabinet or trolley by the count room supervisor. The security department shall establish in its internal controls a sign out and sign in procedure documenting this transfer and a procedure governing the control of the key during any breaks taken by count room personnel.

 (g)  When a gaming table on the gaming floor is not in use, the table game drop box for that table must remain attached to the gaming table.

 (h)  Prior to changing the type of table game offered or removing a slot machine or table game from the gaming floor, at least one security department employee and one finance department employee shall conduct an emergency drop.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  465a.18 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207, 13A02(1)—(6), 13A25, 13A62(a) and 1322.

Source

   The provisions of this §  465a.18 amended October 10, 2008, effective October 11, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5652; amended September 25, 2009, effective September 26, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5562; amended May 14, 2010, effective May 15, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 2535; amended May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585; amended December 15, 2017, effective December 16, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 7563. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362098) to (362100) and (375101).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  465a.25 (relating to counting and recording of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes).



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