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58 Pa. Code § 465a.38. Procedures for distributing value chips, coins and plaques to gaming tables.

§ 465a.38. Procedures for distributing value chips, coins and plaques to gaming tables.

 (a)  A request for a fill to add value chips, coins and plaques to table games that are not fully automated electronic gaming tables or electronic wagering terminals shall be prepared by a pit clerk or floorperson or above using a Fill Request Slip. Access to the blank Fill Request Slips shall be restricted to pit clerks and floorpersons or above.

 (b)  A Fill Request Slip must be a two-part form on which the following information shall be recorded:

   (1)  The date, time and shift of preparation.

   (2)  The denomination of value chips, coins and plaques to be distributed to the gaming table.

   (3)  The total amount of each denomination of value chips, coins and plaques to be distributed to the gaming table.

   (4)  The game and table number to which the value chips, coins and plaques are to be distributed.

   (5)  The signature of the floorperson or above requesting the fill.

 (c)  After the preparation of the Fill Request Slip, the security department employee shall transport the chip bank copy of the Fill Request Slip directly to the chip bank.

 (d)  The dealer or boxperson shall place the drop box copy of the Fill Request Slip in view of the slot machine licensee’s surveillance system on the gaming table to which the value chips, coins and plaques are to be received.

 (e)  Notwithstanding the requirements of subsections (a)—(d), a request for a fill may be prepared electronically if the input data for preparation of the fill is entered by, and ability to input data is restricted to, the pit clerk or a floorperson or above, and a Fill Slip is generated in the chip bank as a direct result of the input.

 (f)  A Fill Slip shall be prepared by a chip bank cashier or, if the required information was inputted in conformity with subsection (e), the Fill Slip may be electronically generated in the chip bank.

 (g)  Fill Slips must be serially prenumbered forms. Each series of Fill Slips shall be used in sequential order. The series number of all Fill Slips received by a certificate holder shall be accounted for by employees with no incompatible functions. All copies of voided Fill Slips shall be marked ‘‘Void’’ and signed by the preparer.

 (h)  When Fill Slips are manually prepared, the following procedures and requirements shall be observed:

   (1)  Each series of Fill Slips must be a four-part form and shall be inserted in a locked dispenser or bound in a Fill Slip form book that permits an individual Fill Slip in the series and its copies to be written upon while still locked in the dispenser or bound in the Fill Slip form book.

   (2)  The Fill Slip dispenser must discharge the drop box, acknowledgement and chip bank copies of the Fill Slip while the accounting copy remains in a continuous, unbroken form in the dispenser. If a Fill Slip form book is utilized, the accounting copy must remain in the bound Fill Slip form book until removed in accordance with paragraph (3).

   (3)  Access to the copies of the Fill Slips shall be maintained and controlled by finance department employees with no incompatible functions who are responsible for controlling and accounting for the unused supply of Fill Slips, placing Fill Slips in the dispensers and removing the accounting copies of the Fill Slips from the dispensers or Fill Slip form book each gaming day.

 (i)  When Fill Slips are electronically prepared, each series of Fill Slips must be a three-part form and:

   (1)  Be inserted in a printer that will simultaneously print a drop box, acknowledgment and chip bank copy of the Fill Slip in the chip bank.

   (2)  Store, in machine readable form, the information printed on the drop box, acknowledgement and chip bank copies of the Fill Slips. The stored data may not be susceptible to change or removal by any personnel involved in the preparation of a Fill Slip after the Fill Slip has been prepared.

 (j)  Copies of a Fill Slip, and when applicable, the stored data, must contain, at a minimum, the following information:

   (1)  The denominations of the value chips, coins and plaques being distributed.

   (2)  The total amount of each denomination of value chips, coins and plaques being distributed.

   (3)  The total amount of all denominations of value chips, coins and plaques being distributed.

   (4)  The game and table number to which the value chips, coins and plaques are being distributed.

   (5)  The date and shift during which the distribution of value chips, coins and plaques occurs.

   (6)  The signature of the preparer or, if electronically prepared, the identification code of the preparer.

 (k)  The time of preparation of the Fill Slip shall be recorded on the drop box, acknowledgement and chip bank copies of the Fill Slip upon preparation.

 (l)  Value chips, coins and plaques distributed to the gaming tables from the chip bank shall be transported directly to the gaming tables from the chip bank by a security department employee. Upon receipt of the value chips, coins and plaques at the gaming table, the floorperson shall compare the Fill Request Slip to the Fill Slip and sign the drop box copy and acknowledgement copy of the Fill Slip attesting to the accuracy of the fill. If the request for a fill is generated electronically in the chip bank in accordance with subsection (e), the floorperson shall compare the Fill Slip with the electronically generated fill request and sign the drop box and acknowledgement copies of the Fill Slip attesting to the accuracy of the fill.

 (m)  Signatures on the drop box and acknowledgement copies of the Fill Slip attesting to the accuracy of the information contained on the Fill Slip shall be required of the following employees at the following times:

   (1)  The chip bank cashier upon preparation.

   (2)  The security department employee transporting the value chips, coins and plaques to the gaming table upon receipt from the cashier of the value chips, coins and plaques to be transported.

   (3)  The dealer or boxperson assigned to the gaming table upon receipt and verification of the amounts of the value chips, coins and plaques at the gaming table from the security department employee.

   (4)  The floorperson assigned to the gaming table upon receipt and verification of the amounts of the value chips, coins and plaques at the gaming table.

 (n)  After meeting the signature requirements in subsection (m), the security department employee that transported the value chips, coins and plaques, the drop box and acknowledgement copies of the Fill Slip to the gaming table shall observe the immediate placement by the dealer or boxperson of the drop box copy of the Fill Slip and the drop box copy of the Fill Request Slip, if applicable, in the drop box attached to the gaming table to which the value chips, coins and plaques were transported. The security department employee shall then return the acknowledgement copy of the Fill Slip to the chip bank cashier. The chip bank copies of the Fill Request Slip, if applicable, and the chip bank and acknowledgement copies of the Fill Slip shall be maintained together by the chip bank cashier until forwarded to the finance department.

 (o)  All parts of voided Fill Slips, as well as the chip bank copies of Fill Request Slips, if applicable, and the acknowledgement and chip bank copies of the Fill Slips that are maintained and controlled in conformity with subsection (n), shall be forwarded to the finance department for agreement, on a daily basis, with:

   (1)  The drop box copies of the Fill Request Slips, if applicable, and Fill Slips removed from the drop box on the gaming table.

   (2)  The electronically stored data and accounting copies of the Fill Slips, if applicable.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  465a.38 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.38 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 (362134) to (362136).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  465a.36 (relating to table inventories).



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