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58 Pa. Code § 601a.3. Request to offer a new table game or new feature for an existing table game.

§ 601a.3. Request to offer a new table game or new feature for an existing table game.

 (a)  A table game device manufacturer, gaming related gaming service provider or a certificate holder that desires to offer a new table game that is not in this subpart or offer a new wager, paytable or feature as part of a table game included in this subpart shall file a written request with the Board’s Executive Director. The request must contain, at a minimum:

   (1)  A detailed description of the table game or feature including the rules of play and wagering that would be used for the new table game or feature. In addition, the table game device manufacturer, gaming related gaming service provider or certificate holder shall:

     (i)   Indicate whether the game is a variation of an authorized game, a composite of authorized games or a new game.

     (ii)   Provide the true odds, the payout odds and the house advantage for each wager.

     (iii)   Provide a sketch or picture of the game layout, if any.

     (iv)   Provide sketches or pictures of the equipment used to play the game.

   (2)  The reason why the new table game or feature is being proposed and, if the request is not filed by a certificate holder, the name of the certificate holder that is currently interested in offering the new table game or feature.

   (3)  A list of other gaming jurisdictions where the new table game or feature is currently being offered.

   (4)  Whether the game, its name or any of the equipment used to play the game is covered by any copyrights, trademarks or patents, either issued or pending.

 (b)  In addition to filing a request with the Executive Director, the table game device manufacturer, gaming related gaming service provider or certificate holder shall submit the new table game, new wager or feature to the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations for its review in accordance with §  461a.4 (relating to submission for testing and approval).

 (c)  Following testing by the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations, the Executive Director will notify the table game device manufacturer, gaming related gaming service provider or certificate holder, in accordance with §  461a.4, that the new table game, new wager or feature has been approved, approved with conditions or rejected.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  613a.7 (relating to requirements for use of a gaming related gaming service provider).



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