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58 Pa. Code § 465a.7. Complimentary services or items.

§ 465a.7. Complimentary services or items.

 (a)  A slot machine licensee shall develop, maintain and apply adequate internal controls over the authorization and issuance of complimentary services or items as defined in §  401a.3 (relating to definitions). The slot machine licensee shall submit for approval in accordance with §  465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols) internal controls for complimentary services and items.

 (b)  The internal controls must include the following:

   (1)  The procedures by which the slot machine licensee delegates to its employees the authority to approve the issuance of complimentary services or items.

   (2)  The procedures by which the slot machine licensee establishes, modifies or limits delegated authority, including limits based on relationships between the authorizer and recipient.

   (3)  A matrix of job titles authorized to issue complimentary services or items and a list of which complimentary services or items or the maximum dollar value of complimentary services or items each job title is authorized to issue.

 (c)  Complimentary services or items shall be recorded as follows:

   (1)  A complimentary service or item provided directly to a patron in the normal course of a slot machine licensee’s business shall be recorded at an amount based upon the full retail price normally charged for the service or item by the licensee.

   (2)  A complimentary service or item not offered for sale to a patron in the normal course of a slot machine licensee’s business but provided directly by the slot machine licensee shall be recorded at an amount based upon the actual cost to the slot machine licensee of providing the service or item.

   (3)  A complimentary service or item provided directly or indirectly to a patron on behalf of a slot machine licensee by a third party not affiliated with the slot machine licensee shall be recorded at an amount based upon the actual cost to the slot machine licensee of having the third party provide the service or item.

   (4)  A complimentary service or item provided directly or indirectly to a patron on behalf of a slot machine licensee by a third party who is affiliated with the slot machine licensee shall be recorded by the slot machine licensee in accordance with this section as if the affiliated third party were the licensee.

 (d)  If a slot machine licensee provides complimentary cash and noncash gifts recorded at a value of $10,000 or more to a patron and the patron’s guests within a consecutive 5-day period, the slot machine licensee shall record the reason why the gifts were provided, maintain the records and make them available for inspection by the Board and the Pennsylvania State Police. When the reason complimentary cash and noncash gifts were provided involves the patron’s player rating, that rating must be based upon an evaluation of the amount and frequency of play by the patron as recorded in the slot machine licensee’s player rating system. For the purposes of this section, ‘‘guest’’ means any individual who receives complimentary services or items as a result of his relationship with the patron receiving the primary complimentary services or items.

 (e)  A slot machine licensee shall submit to the Bureau of Casino Compliance a report listing each patron who, under subsection (d), received $10,000 or more in complimentary cash and noncash gifts within a consecutive 5-day period ending during the preceding month. The report shall be filed by the last day of the month following the month in which the complimentary cash and noncash gifts or reimbursements were issued and include the total amount of complimentary cash or noncash gifts or reimbursements provided to each patron broken down into categories for food and beverage, hotel accommodations, travel, reimbursements and other services.

 (f)  Notwithstanding the requirements in subsections (a)—(e), a slot machine licensee is not required to submit internal controls for the nondiscretionary awarding of the following:

   (1)  Points to patrons who are members of the licensee’s player rewards program.

   (2)  Promotional slots play.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  465a.7 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1207, 1322, 13A02(1)—(6) and 13A25.

Source

   The provisions of this §  465a.7 amended October 10, 2008, effective October 11, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5652; amended May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (350692) and (348419) to (348420).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  461a.7 (relating to slot machine minimum design standards).



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