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58 Pa. Code § 465a.37. Procedures for opening table games.

§ 465a.37. Procedures for opening table games.

 (a)  When a table game that is not a fully automated electronic gaming table or electronic wagering terminal is to be opened for gaming activity, the locked container with the table inventory and the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip, if not already attached to the gaming table, shall be transported directly from the cage to the gaming table by a security department employee.

 (b)  Immediately prior to opening the table game for gaming, the floorperson assigned to the gaming table shall unlock the container with the table inventory after assuring that it is the proper container for that gaming table.

 (c)  The dealer or boxperson assigned to the gaming table shall count the contents of the table inventory in the presence of the floorperson assigned to the gaming table and reconcile the count to the totals on the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip removed from the container.

 (d)  Signatures attesting to the accuracy of the information recorded on the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip shall be placed on the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip by the dealer or boxperson assigned to the table and the floorperson who observed the dealer or boxperson count the contents of the container.

 (e)  After the count of the table inventory and the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip has been signed as required under subsection (d), the dealer or boxperson shall immediately deposit the slip into the table game drop box attached to the gaming table.

 (f)  If there is a discrepancy between the amount of gaming chips and plaques counted and the amount of the gaming chips and plaques recorded on the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip:

   (1)  The discrepancy shall be immediately verbally reported to the pit manager or above, the security department and the casino compliance representatives.

   (2)  The dealer or boxperson assigned to the table, in the presence of the pit manager or above and a security department employee, shall recount the table inventory and complete a new Table Inventory Slip reflecting the results of the dealer’s or boxperson’s recount of the table inventory.

   (3)  The pit manager or above shall:

     (i)   Prepare an Error Notification Slip, which must be a three-part form containing the following information:

       (A)   The date and time.

       (B)   The type of game.

       (C)   The table number and pit.

       (D)   An explanation of the error.

     (ii)   Write ‘‘Incorrect Copy’’ on the copy of the Table Inventory Slip that was in the table inventory.

     (iii)   Sign the ‘‘Incorrect Copy.’’

     (iv)   Write ‘‘Correct Copy’’ on both copies of the Table Inventory Slip required to be prepared by the dealer or boxperson under paragraph (2).

   (4)  The ‘‘Correct Copy’’ shall be signed by the dealer or boxperson who recounted the table inventory, the security department employee who witnessed the recount and the pit manager or above.

   (5)  After the signatures required under paragraph (4) have been obtained, the ‘‘Incorrect Copy’’ Table Inventory Slip, both copies of the ‘‘Correct Copy’’ Table Inventory Slip and the first copy of the Error Notification Slip shall be deposited by the dealer or boxperson in the drop box.

 (g)  The second copy of the Error Notification Slip shall be given to the pit clerk or floorperson or above and the third copy of the Error Notification Slip shall be delivered to the casino compliance representatives.

 (h)  For any discrepancy greater than $10, the security or surveillance department shall investigate the discrepancy and, within 24 hours, complete a standard written incident report on a form approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance and immediately forward a copy of the incident report to the casino compliance representatives.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  465a.37 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.37 adopted 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 (375787) and (362133) to (362134).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  465a.36 (relating to table inventories); 58 Pa. Code §  465a.43 (relating to table inventories for Poker tables); 58 Pa. Code §  465a.44 (relating to table inventory counts on a per shift basis); and 58 Pa. Code §  601a.9 (relating to table game taxes and gross table game revenue).



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