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58 Pa. Code § 511a.3. Criteria for exclusion or ejection.

§ 511a.3. Criteria for exclusion or ejection.

 (a)  The exclusion list may include a person who meets one or more of the following criteria:

   (1)  A career or professional offender whose presence in a licensed facility would, in the opinion of the Board, be inimical to the interest of the Commonwealth or of licensed gaming therein, or both.

   (2)  An individual with a known relationship or connection with a career or professional offender whose presence in a licensed facility would be inimical to the interest of the Commonwealth or of licensed gaming therein, or both.

   (3)  A person who has been convicted of a criminal offense under the laws of any state, or of the United States, which is punishable by more than 1 year in prison, or who has been convicted of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude, and whose presence in a licensed facility would be inimical to the interest of the Commonwealth or of licensed gaming therein, or both.

   (4)  A person whose presence in a licensed facility would be inimical to the interest of the Commonwealth or of licensed gaming therein, or both, including:

     (i)   Cheats.

     (ii)   Persons whose gaming privileges have been suspended by the Board.

     (iii)   Persons whose Board permits, licenses, registrations, certifications or other approvals have been revoked.

     (iv)   Persons who pose a threat to the safety of the patrons, employees or persons on the property of a slot machine licensee.

     (v)   Persons with a history of conduct involving the disruption of the gaming operations within a licensed facility.

     (vi)   Persons subject to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction in this Commonwealth excluding those persons from licensed facilities.

     (vii)   Persons with pending charges or indictments for a gambling crime or a crime related to the integrity of gaming operations in this Commonwealth or another jurisdiction.

     (viii)   Persons who have been convicted of a gambling crime or crime related to the integrity of gaming operations in this Commonwealth or another jurisdiction.

     (ix)   Persons who have performed an act or have a notorious or unsavory reputation that would adversely affect public confidence and trust in gaming, including, being identified with criminal activities in published reports of various Federal and State legislative and executive bodies that have inquired into criminal or organized criminal activities.

 (b)  For purposes of subsection (a), a person’s presence may be considered ‘‘inimical to the interest of the Commonwealth or of licensed gaming therein, or both’’ if known attributes of the person’s character and background meet one or more of the following criteria:

   (1)  Are incompatible with the maintenance of public confidence and trust in the credibility, integrity and stability of the operation of a licensed facility.

   (2)  May reasonably be expected to impair the public perception of, and confidence in, the strict regulatory process created by the act.

   (3)  Create or enhance a risk of the fact or appearance of unsuitable, unfair or illegal practices, methods or activities in the conduct of gaming or in the business or financial arrangements incidental thereto.

 (c)  A finding of inimicality may be based upon the following:

   (1)  The nature and notoriety of the character or background of the person.

   (2)  The history and nature of the involvement of the person with licensed gaming in this Commonwealth or another jurisdiction, or with a particular slot machine licensee or licensees or an affiliate, intermediary, subsidiary or holding company thereof.

   (3)  The nature and frequency of contacts or associations of the person with a slot machine licensee or licensees, or with employees or agents thereof.

   (4)  Other factors reasonably related to the maintenance of public confidence in the efficacy of the regulatory process and the integrity of gaming operations, the gaming industry and its employees.

 (d)  A person’s race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, or sex will not be a reason for placing the name of a person upon the exclusion list.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  511a.3 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 1207(2) and (9).

Source

   The provisions of this §  511a.3 amended February 1, 2013, effective February 2, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 660. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362164) and (331301) to (331302).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  403a.7 (relating to temporary emergency orders); 58 Pa. Code §  511a.4 (relating to duties of the Bureau and the Office of Enforcement Counsel); 58 Pa. Code §  511a.6 (relating to demand for hearing on the placement of a person on the exclusion list); and 58 Pa. Code §  511a.8 (relating to duties of slot machine licensees).



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