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58 Pa. Code § 465a.35. Personnel assigned to the operation and conduct of table games.

§ 465a.35. Personnel assigned to the operation and conduct of table games.

 (a)  The following personnel shall be used to operate table games that are not fully automated electronic gaming tables in a licensed facility:

   (1)  Dealers.

   (2)  Stickpersons.

   (3)  Boxpersons.

   (4)  Floorpersons

   (5)  Pit managers.

   (6)  Poker shift managers.

   (7)  Assistant table games shift managers.

   (8)  Table games shift managers.

 (b)  Certificate holders shall maintain the following minimum levels of staffing when table games are being operated:

   (1)  One dealer for any table game other than Craps or Baccarat.

   (2)  Two dealers for each Baccarat table.

   (3)  Three dealers for each Craps and Three Dice Football table, one of whom shall act as the stickperson.

   (4)  One boxperson for each Craps table.

 (c)  Certificate holders shall provide a sufficient number of floorpersons to supervise the operation of table games in accordance with the standards in this subsection. A floorperson may not supervise more than the number of tables specified in one of the following paragraphs:

   (1)  Four tables comprised of any combination of banking table games excluding:

     (i)   Baccarat.

     (ii)   Midibaccarat.

     (iii)   Craps.

     (iv)   Mini-Craps.

     (v)   Pai Gow.

     (vi)   Three Dice Football.

   (2)  One Baccarat table.

   (3)  Two Midibaccarat tables.

   (4)  One Midibaccarat table and one table of any other banking table game excluding Baccarat, Craps and Mini-Craps.

   (5)  Three Craps tables.

   (6)  One Craps table and two tables of any other banking table game excluding Baccarat, Midibaccarat, Mini-Craps and Pai Gow.

   (7)  One Mini-Craps table, if only one dealer is assigned to the table.

   (8)  Two Mini-Craps tables, if the there is a dealer and a stickperson assigned to the tables.

   (9)  Two Pai Gow tables, if the tables are in a side-by-side configuration.

   (10)  One Pai Gow table and one table of any other banking table game excluding Baccarat, Craps and Mini-Craps.

   (11)  Eight Poker tables.

   (12)  Ten Poker tables, if the floorperson assigned to Poker does not have responsibilities for seating players.

   (13)  Two Three Dice Football tables or one Three Dice Football table and one table of any other banking table game excluding Baccarat, Midibaccarat, Craps, Mini-Craps and Pai Gow.

 (d)  If the gaming tables being supervised by a floorperson are electronic gaming tables, other than fully automated electronic gaming tables or electronic wagering terminals, the maximum number of gaming tables that the floorperson may supervise may be increased by 50%. For example, under subsection (c)(1) the floorperson would be allowed to supervise six banking gaming tables instead of four.

 (e)  Certificate holders shall provide a sufficient number of pit managers or assistant table games shift managers to supervise the operation of table games subject to the limitation that a pit manager or assistant table games shift manager may not directly supervise more than eight floorpersons.

 (f)  Certificate holders shall provide a Poker shift manager to supervise all open Poker tables. If no more than three Poker tables are open, a floorperson is not required.

 (g)  Certificate holders shall provide a table games shift manager to supervise the operation of table games during every shift. An assistant table games shift manager may be designated to act as the table games shift manager in the table games shift manager’s absence, but that assistant table games shift manager may not be counted toward the number of pit managers or assistant table games shift managers required under subsection (e).

 (h)  A certificate holder may request to use a staffing plan that differs from the minimum standards in this section by filing a written Alternate Minimum Staffing Plan in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment). The Alternate Minimum Staffing Plan must, at a minimum, include:

   (1)  The pit number and configuration of any pit affected.

   (2)  The type, location and table number of any table affected.

   (3)  The standard staffing level required for the gaming table or tables by this section and the proposed alternative staffing.

   (4)  The days, shifts or times during which the alternative staffing would be in effect.

   (5)  A narrative explaining the rationale for the proposed alternative staffing and how the alternative staffing will protect the integrity of gaming at the affected gaming tables.

 (i)  A certificate holder that has filed a request to use an Alternate Minimum Staffing Plan may not implement that plan until the certificate holder has received written approval from the Board’s Executive Director.

 (j)  Nothing in this section limits a certificate holder from utilizing personnel in addition to those described in this section nor limits the discretion of the Board to order the utilization of additional personnel in the operation and conduct of table games.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  465a.35 issued and amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207, 13A02(1)—(6), 13A25, 13A62(a) and 1322.

Source

   The provisions of this §  465a.35 adopted May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585; amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 619; amended December 15, 2017, effective December 16, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 7563. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (370369) to (370370) and (375785).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  467a.1 (relating to gaming floor plan).



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