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58 Pa. Code § 503a.4. Duties of slot machine licensees.

§ 503a.4. Duties of slot machine licensees.

 (a)  A slot machine licensee shall train its employees and establish procedures to:

   (1)  Identify a casino self-excluded person when present on the gaming floor, in areas off the gaming floor where gaming activity is conducted or engaging in gaming related activities and, upon identification, immediately notify the following persons:

     (i)   Employees of the slot machine licensee whose duties include the removal of casino self-excluded persons.

     (ii)   Casino compliance representatives at the licensed facility.

     (iii)   The Pennsylvania State Police, or local police department if applicable.

   (2)  Refuse wagers from and deny gaming privileges to a casino self-excluded person.

   (3)  Deny gaming related activities, gaming junket participation and other similar privileges and benefits to a casino self-excluded person.

   (4)  Ensure that casino self-excluded persons do not receive, either from the slot machine licensee or any agent thereof, gaming junket solicitations, targeted mailings, telemarketing promotions, player club materials or other promotional materials relating to gaming activities at its licensed facility or other location approved by the Board to conduct gaming activity as required under §  501a.3(a)(10) (relating to employee training program).

   (5)  Comply with §  503a.3(d) (relating to casino self-exclusion list).

   (6)  Make available to patrons written materials explaining the casino self-exclusion program.

 (b)  A slot machine licensee shall submit a copy of its procedures and training materials established under subsection (a) to the Director of OCPG for review and approval at least 30 days prior to initiation of gaming activities at the licensed facility or other location approved by the Board to conduct gaming activity. The slot machine licensee will be notified in writing of any deficiencies in the procedures and training materials and may submit revisions to the procedures and training materials to the Director of OCPG. A slot machine licensee may not commence operations until the Director of OCPG approves the procedures and training.

 (c)  A slot machine licensee shall submit amendments to the procedures and training materials required under subsection (b) to the Director of OCPG for review and approval at least 30 days prior to the intended implementation date of the amendments. The slot machine licensee may implement the amendments on the 30th calendar day following the filing of the amendments unless the slot machine licensee receives a notice under subsection (d) objecting to the amendments.

 (d)  If during the 30-day review period the Director of OCPG determines that the amendments to the procedures and training materials may not promote the prevention of gaming by self-excluded individuals or assist in the proper administration of the casino self-exclusion program, the Director of OCPG may, by written notice to the slot machine licensee, object to the amendments. The objection will:

   (1)  Specify the nature of the objection and, when possible, an acceptable alternative.

   (2)  Direct that the amendments not be implemented until approved by the Director of OCPG.

 (e)  When the amendments to the procedures and training materials have been objected to under subsection (d), the slot machine licensee may submit revised amendments in accordance with subsections (c) and (d).

 (f)  A slot machine licensee shall post signs at all entrances to a licensed facility or other location approved by the Board to conduct gaming activity indicating that a person who is on the casino self-exclusion list will be subject to arrest for trespassing under 18 Pa.C.S. §  3503 (relating to criminal trespass) if the person is on the gaming floor, in areas off the gaming floor where gaming activity is conducted or engaging in gaming related activities in the licensed facility or other location approved by the Board to conduct gaming activity. The text and font size of the signs shall be submitted for approval to the Director of OCPG under the procedures specified in subsection (b).

 (g)  The list of casino self-excluded persons is confidential, and any distribution of the list to an unauthorized source constitutes a violation of the act.

 (h)  Under section 1516 of the act (relating to list of persons self excluded from gaming activities), slot machine licensees and employees thereof may not be liable for damages in any civil action, which is based on the following:

   (1)  Failure to withhold gaming privileges from or restore gaming privileges to a casino self-excluded person.

   (2)  Permitting or not permitting a casino self-excluded person to gamble.

   (3)  Good faith disclosure of the identity of a casino self-excluded person to someone, other than those authorized by this chapter, for the purpose of complying with this chapter.

 (i)  A slot machine licensee shall report the discovery of a casino self-excluded person on the gaming floor, in areas off the gaming floor where gaming activity is conducted or engaging in gaming related activities to the Director of OCPG within 24 hours.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  503a.4 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(15) and (30), 1207(2), (5), (8) and (9), 1212, 13A02(1) and (2), 13A26(c), 1509, 1516, 1518(a)(13) and Chapter 16.

Source

   The provisions of this §  503a.4 amended October 10, 2008, effective October 11, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5652; amended May 13, 2011, effective May 14, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2439; amended November 7, 2014, effective November 8, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7057; amended May 28, 2021, effective May 29, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2966. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (375149) to (375151).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  465a.20 (relating to personal check cashing).



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