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58 Pa. Code § 603a.11. Receipt of gaming chips or plaques from a manufacturer or supplier; inventory, security, storage and destruction of chips and plaques.

§ 603a.11. Receipt of gaming chips or plaques from a manufacturer or supplier; inventory, security, storage and destruction of chips and plaques.

 (a)  When gaming chips or plaques are received from a manufacturer or supplier, the chips or plaques shall be unloaded under the supervision of at least two people, one of whom shall be a supervisor from the finance department and one employee from the security department, and transported to a secure area which is covered by the slot machine licensee’s surveillance system. The chips or plaques shall then be opened and checked by at least two people, one of whom shall be a supervisor from the finance department and one employee from the security department. Any deviation between the invoice accompanying the gaming chips and plaques and the actual chips or plaques received or any defects found in the chips or plaques shall be reported promptly to the casino compliance representatives.

 (b)  After checking the gaming chips or plaques received, the certificate holder shall record, in a chip inventory ledger, the denomination of the value chips and plaques received, the number of each denomination, and, when applicable, the serial numbers of the value chips and plaques received, the number and description of all Roulette chips received, the date of the receipt and the signatures and Board-issued credential numbers of the individuals who checked the chips and plaques. If the value chips or Roulette chips are not to be put into active use, the ledger must also identify the storage location.

 (c)  Gaming chips or plaques not in active use shall be stored in one of the following areas:

   (1)  A vault located in the main bank.

   (2)  Locked cabinets in the main cage.

   (3)  Other restricted storage area approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(f) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment).

 (d)  Gaming chips or plaques may not be stored in the same storage area as dice, cards, Pai Gow tiles or any other gaming equipment.

 (e)  Whenever any gaming chips or plaques are taken from or returned to an approved storage area, at least two individuals, one of whom shall be a supervisor from the finance department and one employee from the security department, shall be present, and the following information shall be recorded in the chip inventory ledger together with the date, signatures and Board-issued credential numbers of the individuals involved:

   (1)  The quantity, and when applicable, the serial numbers and dollar amounts for each denomination of value chip or plaque removed or returned.

   (2)  The number and description of the Roulette chips removed or returned.

   (3)  The specific storage area being entered.

   (4)  The reason for the entry into the storage area.

 (f)  At the end of each gaming day, a certificate holder shall compute and record the unredeemed liability for each denomination of value chip and plaque. The procedures to be utilized to compute the unredeemed liability shall be submitted for approval as part of the certificate holder’s internal controls in accordance with §  465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

 (g)  Each certificate holder shall inventory all sets of value chips, Roulette chips and plaques in its possession and record the result of the inventory in the chip inventory ledger. The inventory shall be conducted at least once every month for value chips and plaques and at least once every 3 months for Roulette chips. A physical inventory of value chips, Roulette chips and plaques not in active use shall only be required annually if the inventory procedures incorporate the sealing of the locked compartment containing the value chips, Roulette chips and plaques not in active use. The procedures to be utilized to inventory value chips, Roulette chips and plaques shall be submitted for approval as part of the certificate holder’s internal controls.

 (h)  At least 5 days prior to the destruction of gaming chips or plaques, the certificate holder shall notify the casino compliance representatives of the date and the location at which the destruction will be performed, the denomination, number, and when applicable, the serial number and amount of value chips or plaques to be destroyed, the description and number of Roulette chips to be destroyed and a detailed explanation of the method of destruction.

 (i)  The destruction of gaming chips or plaques shall be carried out in the presence of at least two employees of the certificate holder, one of whom shall be from the finance department and one of whom shall be from any other mandatory department of the certificate holder. The certificate holder shall maintain a written log of the names and Board-issued credential numbers of all employees involved in each destruction, as well as the names and addresses of all nonemployees involved. The certificate holder shall record in the chip inventory ledger the following:

   (1)  The denomination, quantity, total value and serial number, if applicable, of all value chips or plaques destroyed.

   (2)  The description and number of Roulette chips destroyed.

   (3)  The signatures and Board-issued credential numbers of the individuals who carried out the destruction.

   (4)  The date and location where the destruction took place.

 (j)  A certificate holder shall ensure that at all times there is adequate security, in accordance with §  465a.14 (relating to security department minimum staffing), for all gaming chips and plaques in the certificate holder’s possession.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  603a.5 (relating to Roulette chips; permitted uses, inventory and impressment).



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