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58 Pa. Code § 465a.8. Licensed facility.

§ 465a.8. Licensed facility.

 (a)  A licensed facility must be equipped with a surveillance system configured and approved in accordance with § §  465a.9 and 465a.10 (relating to surveillance system; surveillance department control; surveillance department restrictions; and surveillance system recording formats). Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d)(1), the surveillance system shall be under the exclusive control of the surveillance department.

 (b)  Restricted areas within the licensed facility shall be designated for the repair and storage of slot machines, table games and table game equipment. Areas approved and utilized within the licensed facility for slot machine table game and table game equipment repair and storage shall be covered by the approved surveillance system.

 (c)  Emergency exits from the gaming floor and any other doors designated by the Bureau of Casino Compliance must be equipped with an audible alarm system that produces a loud, distinguishable warning sound, discernible in the vicinity of the exit, whenever the emergency door is opened. The alarm system shall be designed to require deactivation and reset by means of a key. The key is to be maintained by the security department.

 (d)  Slot machine licensees shall, in accordance with section 1207(13) of the act (relating to regulatory authority of board), provide for and maintain onsite facilities for use by the Board, the Department and the Pennsylvania State Police for the purpose of carrying out their respective responsibilities (collectively referred to as the ‘‘onsite facilities’’). The onsite facilities must be located in the same building as the gaming floor, in locations approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance and include suitable office space, equipment, partitions and supplies to meet the continuing needs of the Board, the Department and the Pennsylvania State Police at the facility including the following:

   (1)  A surveillance system monitoring room, located within the onsite facilities, with full camera control capability for the reception of transmissions generated by each camera approved for use as part of the slot machine licensee’s surveillance system. Full camera control capability includes the ability to override the camera control capability of the slot machine licensee’s surveillance system.

   (2)  An area for the detention of individuals detained or taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police. The detention area must be located within the onsite facilities and consist of a bench or other apparatus which is permanently affixed to the wall or floor to which the individual in custody can be handcuffed with as little discomfort to that individual as is possible under the circumstances.

   (3)  A fingerprinting and photographing facility for use by the Pennsylvania State Police located in conformance with and outfitted in compliance with specifications established by the Pennsylvania State Police.

   (4)  Adequate computer, telephone and copying capability to meet the Board’s, the Department’s and the Pennsylvania State Police’s continuing data processing and related needs.

   (5)  Direct telephone connections between the onsite facilities and the slot machine licensee’s surveillance monitoring room and its security department.

   (6)  Computer terminals providing read only access to any computerized slot monitoring system or casino management system, or both, used by the slot machine licensee in its gaming operations.

   (7)  An area for the operation and storage of the central control computer equipment which must be equipped with an uninterruptible power supply.

   (8)  Signs indicating the location of the Board’s office. The size, location and design of the signs must be approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance.

   (9)  Current copies of the operational blueprints and camera lists as required under §  465a.9(c)(6)(v)(A) and (B).

 (e)  Keys or alternative locking mechanisms securing access to the onsite facilities shall be under the exclusive custody and control of the Bureau of Casino Compliance, the Department or the Pennsylvania State Police respectively.

 (f)  Slot machine licensees shall provide additional accommodations within the licensed facility upon receipt of a written request from the Board, the Department or the Pennsylvania State Police to accommodate periodic audit, compliance or investigative reviews at the licensed facility.

 (g)  Slot machine licensees shall provide adequate parking spaces adjacent or proximate to the onsite facilities, clearly marked for the Board, the Department or Pennsylvania State Police use only.

 (h)  Slot machine licensees shall equip licensed facilities with communication systems necessary to insure communication between the licensed facility and the Board, the Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, any applicable local law enforcement agency or emergency first responders.


   The provisions of this §  465a.8 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207, 1321, 1322, 13A02(1)—(6) and 13A25.


   The provisions of this §  465a.8 amended October 10, 2008, effective October 11, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5652; amended December 12, 2008, effective December 13, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 6749; amended September 25, 2009, effective September 26, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5562; amended February 26, 2010, effective February 27, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 1082; amended May 11, 2012, effective May 12, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2585. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (348420) and (349925).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  463a.5 (relating to slot machine, electronic wagering terminal and fully automated electronic gaming table master lists); and 58 Pa. Code §  465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

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