§ 465a.36. Table inventories.
(a) When a table game that is not a fully automated electronic gaming table or electronic wagering terminal is opened for gaming, operations shall commence with an amount of gaming chips, coins and plaques to be known as the table inventory.
(b) A certificate holder may not cause or permit gaming chips, coins or plaques to be added to, or removed from, the table inventory during the gaming day except:
(1) In exchange for cash.
(2) In exchange for the issuance copies of Counter Checks presented by patrons.
(3) For the payment of winning wagers and collection of losing wagers made at the gaming table.
(4) In exchange for gaming chips or plaques received from a patron having an equal aggregate face value.
(5) In conformity with the fill and credit procedures in § § 465a.38 and 465a.39 (relating to procedures for distributing value chips, coins and plaques to gaming tables; and procedures for removing value chips, coins and plaques from gaming tables).
(6) For the collection of vigorish.
(c) When a table game is not open for gaming activity, the table inventory and a Table Inventory Slip prepared in conformity with § § 465a.37, 465a.42 and 465a.44 (relating to procedures for opening table games; procedures for closing table games; and table inventory counts on a per shift basis) must be stored in a locked container which shall be clearly marked on the outside with the game and the gaming table number to which it corresponds. A Table Inventory Slip shall be completed on a table game that is not open for gaming activity at least once per gaming day. The information on the Table Inventory Slip must be visible from the outside of the container. Containers must be stored either in the cage or secured to the gaming table, in a manner approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance.
(d) The keys to the locked containers containing the table inventories shall be maintained and controlled by the table games department and may not be made accessible to cage personnel or to any employee responsible for transporting the table inventories to or from the gaming tables.
(e) Table Inventory Slips must be two-part forms upon which the following is recorded:
(1) The date and identification of the shift ended.
(2) The game and table number.
(3) The total value of each denomination of value chips, coins and plaques remaining at the gaming table.
(4) The total value of all denominations of value chips, coins and plaques remaining at the gaming table.
(5) The signatures of the dealer or boxperson and floorperson assigned to the gaming table who conducted the count of the table inventory when the gaming table was closed and when the gaming table was opened.
(f) Notwithstanding the requirements in subsection (c), a certificate holder may utilize the following alternative procedure for table games that are not open for gaming activity during the gaming day:
(1) A floorperson or above shall complete a Closed Table form for every table that was not open for gaming during the gaming day.
(2) The table inventory must remain locked during completion of the Closed Table form.
(3) The Closed Table form must contain:
(i) The date and identification of the shift ended.
(ii) The game and table number.
(iii) The date the table was last opened for gaming (the date on the Table Inventory Slip that is locked in the table inventory container).
(iv) The signature and Board-issued credential number of the floorperson or above who completed the Closed Table form.
(4) After completion, the Closed Table form shall be deposited into the drop box and forwarded to revenue audit at the conclusion of the count in accordance with § 465a.25 (relating to counting and recording of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes).
(5) A Table Inventory Slip shall be completed on all tables, in accordance with § § 465a.37 and 465a.42, every Saturday prior to the commencement of the table game drop for gaming day ending Sunday at 5:59:59 a.m.
The provisions of this § 465a.36 issued under 4 Pa.C.S. § § 1207, 1322, 13A02(1)(6) and 13A25; amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § § 1202(b)(30), 13A02(1), (2), (2.1), (4) and (6), 13A25(c) and 13A62(a).
The provisions of this § 465a.36 adopted May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585; amended December 12, 2014, effective December 13, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7683; amended December 15, 2017, effective December 16, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 7563. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (375785) to (375787).
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 465a.42 (relating to procedures for closing table games); and 58 Pa. Code § 465a.43 (relating to table inventories for Poker tables).
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