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58 Pa. Code § 601a.1. Definitions.

§ 601a.1. Definitions.

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

   Ante—The wager that a player may be required to make prior to any cards being dealt to participate in the round of play.

   Assistant table games shift manager—An employee of a certificate holder whose primary function is to supervise all of the table games in a licensed facility and who may be authorized to act as the table games shift manager in his absence.

   Automated card shuffling device—A software compatible mechanical or electronic contrivance that automatically randomizes playing cards, either continuously or on command, to be utilized for table gaming activity.

   Counter Check—A form provided to a patron who receives a credit advance which contains the account information for the personal bank account designated in the patron’s application for credit under §  609a.3(a)(4) (relating to application and verification procedures for granting credit).

   Cover card—An opaque card that is a solid color readily distinguishable from the color of the backs and edges of the playing cards.

   Dealer—An employee of a certificate holder whose primary function is to directly operate and conduct table games.

   Electronic gaming table

     (i)   An approved gaming table that is a mechanical, electrical or computerized contrivance, terminal, machine or other device which, upon insertion or placement of cash or cash equivalents therein or thereon, or upon a wager or payment of any consideration whatsoever, is available for play or operation by one or more players as a table game.

     (ii)   The term includes any gaming table where a wager or payment is made using an electronic or computerized wagering or payment system.

     (iii)   The term does not include a slot machine.

   Floorperson—An employee of a certificate holder whose primary function is to supervise the conduct of table games at multiple tables on the gaming floor.

   Fully automated electronic gaming table—An electronic gaming table determined by the Board to be playable or operable as a table game without the assistance or participation of a person acting on behalf of a certificate holder.

   Gaming chip—A Roulette chip, Poker rake chip, tournament chip or value chip.

   Pit clerk—An employee of a certificate holder whose primary function is to prepare documentation required for the operation of table games, including requests for fills, requests for credits, Counter Checks or other documents that evidence the exchange of gaming chips.

   Pit manager—An employee of a certificate holder whose primary function is to supervise all of the table games in one or more gaming pits.

   Plaque—A rectangular, square or oval marker that can be used instead of value chips.

   Poker rake chip—A chip used by dealers to facilitate the collection of the rake in the Poker room.

   Poker shift manager—An employee of a certificate holder whose primary function is to supervise all of the Poker tables in a Poker room.

   Progressive table game system—The collective hardware, software, communications technology and other ancillary equipment used to collect, monitor, interpret, analyze, report and audit data with regard to activity at fully automated electronic gaming tables, electronic gaming tables or live table games offering a jackpot that increases corresponding to an additional wager on the table.

   Roulette chip—A nonvalue chip which does not contain a denomination on either face which is used for wagering at the game of Roulette.

   Round of play—One complete cycle of play during which all wagers have been placed, all cards have been dealt and all wagers have been settled in accordance with the rules of the game.

   Stub—The remaining portion of a deck or decks after all cards in a round of play have been dealt.

   Suit—One of the four categories of cards: clubs, diamonds, hearts or spades.

   Table game device—Gaming tables, cards, dice, chips, shufflers, tiles, wheels, drop boxes or any mechanical, electrical or computerized contrivance, terminal, machine or other device, apparatus, equipment or supplies approved by the Board and used to conduct a table game.

   Table games shift manager—An employee of a certificate holder whose primary function is to supervise all of the table game operations in a licensed facility during a shift.

   Table inventory container—The area of a gaming table where a boxman or dealer keeps gaming chips, coins or plaques used for the operation of a table game.

   Tournament chip—A chip used for wagering in a table game tournament or Poker tournament.

   Value chip—A chip that contains a denomination on each face.

   Vigorish—A percentage commission that is taken by a certificate holder from a wager placed by a player or the winnings of a player.

   Washing—Mixing of a deck or decks of cards or tiles by placing the cards or tiles face down on a table and mixing them around with both hands so that they are in no particular order.



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