§ 465a.23. Customer deposits.
(a) At the request of a patron, a slot machine licensee may hold cash, value chips, plaques, funds accepted by means of personal check in accordance with § 465a.20 (relating to personal check cashing) or wire transfer in accordance with § 465a.21 (relating to wire transfers) or cash equivalents accepted in accordance with § 465a.22 (relating to cash equivalents) for a patrons subsequent use at the licensed facility. For the purposes of this section, after complying with this chapter for acceptance and verification, noncash items shall be considered converted to cash and deposited as cash for credit to the patron in a customer deposit account maintained in the cage.
(b) Prior to agreeing to hold a patrons cash, value chips, plaques, funds accepted by means of personal check in accordance with § 465a.20 or wire transfer in accordance with § 465a.21 or cash equivalents accepted in accordance with § 465a.22 for a patrons subsequent use at the licensed facility, each slot machine licensee shall establish a comprehensive system of internal controls addressing the receipt and withdrawal of a customer deposit. The internal controls shall be submitted to and approved by the Board under § 465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).
(c) The internal control procedures developed and implemented by the slot machine licensee under subsection (b) must include all of the following:
(1) A requirement that customer deposits be accepted at the cage.
(2) A requirement that customer deposits be withdrawn by the patron at the cage, gaming table or upon receipt of a written request for withdrawal whose validity has been established.
(3) A requirement that the patron receive a receipt for any customer deposit accepted reflecting the total amount deposited, the date of the deposit and the signature of the cage employee accepting the customer deposit.
(4) Procedures for verifying the identity of the patron at the time of withdrawal. Signature verification shall be accomplished in accordance with the signature verification procedures under § 465a.20. The slot machine licensee shall maintain adequate documentation evidencing the patron identification process and how the signature was verified.
(d) A certificate holder may utilize an electronic credit system for the processing of customer deposits in accordance with § 609a.19 (relating to use of an electronic credit system for the processing of Counter Checks and customer deposits).
The provisions of this § 465a.23 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § § 1202(b)(15) and (30), 1207, 1212, 1322, 13A02(1)(6), 13A25, 13A26(c), 13A27, 1509, 1516, 1518(a)(13), 1602, 1604 and 1608.
The provisions of this § 465a.23 amended October 10, 2008, effective October 11, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5652; amended May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585; amended November 7, 2014, effective November 8, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7057; amended November 1, 2019, effective November 2, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 6676. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (375108) and (377547).
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 465a.16 (relating to accounting controls for the cage); 58 Pa. Code § 465a.20 (relating to personal check cashing); 58 Pa. Code § 609a.7 (relating to patron credit transactions); and 58 Pa. Code § 609a.19 (relating to use of an electronic credit system for the processing of Counter Checks and customer deposits).
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