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58 Pa. Code § 511a.1. Definitions.

§ 511a.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Career or professional offender—A person, who for the purpose of economic gain, engages in activities that are deemed criminal violations under 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to crimes and offenses) or equivalent criminal violations in other jurisdictions, or engages in unlawful activities in 4 Pa.C.S. §  1518(a) (relating to prohibited acts; penalties).


     (i)   To defraud or steal from any player or slot machine licensee of the Commonwealth while operating or playing a slot machine or table game, including causing, aiding, abetting or conspiring with another person to do so.

     (ii)   To alter or causing, aiding, abetting or conspiring with another person, without authorization, to alter the elements of chance, method of selection or criteria which determine:

       (A)   The result of a slot machine game or table game.

       (B)   The amount or frequency of payment in a slot machine game or table game.

       (C)   The value of a wagering instrument.

       (D)   The value of a wagering credit.

     (iii)   The term does not include altering a slot machine, table game, table game device or associated equipment for required maintenance and repair.

     (iv)   The term includes an act in any jurisdiction that would constitute an offense under 4 Pa.C.S. §  1518(a)(6), (7), (7.1) and (17).

   Excluded person—A person who has been placed upon the exclusion list and who is required to be excluded or ejected from a licensed facility.

   Exclusion list—A list of names of persons who are required to be excluded or ejected from a licensed facility.

   OCPG—The Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling.


   The provisions of this §  511a.1 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 1207(2) and (9).


   The provisions of this §  511a.1 amended February 1, 2013, effective February 2, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 660. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362163) to (362164).

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