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58 Pa. Code § 603a.2. Gaming chips; physical characteristics applicable to all gaming chips, issuance and use, promotional nongaming chips.

§ 603a.2. Gaming chips; physical characteristics applicable to all gaming chips, issuance and use, promotional nongaming chips.

 (a)  Each gaming chip issued by a certificate holder must be in the form of a disk.

 (b)  A gaming chip may not be issued by a certificate holder or utilized in a licensed facility until:

   (1)  The design specifications of the proposed gaming chip are submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations and approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment). The design specifications submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations must include a detailed schematic depicting the actual size and, as appropriate, location of the following:

     (i)   Each face, including any indentations or impressions.

     (ii)   The edge.

     (iii)   Any colors, words, designs, graphics or security measures contained on the gaming chip.

   (2)  A sample of each gaming chip, manufactured in accordance with its approved design specifications, made available to the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g) for its inspection and approval at the certificate holder’s licensed facility.

 (c)  Each gaming chip issued by a certificate holder shall be designed and manufactured with sufficient graphics or other security measures, including, at a minimum, those items specifically required to appear on the face or edge of a value chip under this section and §  603a.3 (relating to value chips; denominations and physical characteristics), to prevent, to the greatest extent possible, the counterfeiting of the gaming chip.

 (d)  A certificate holder may not issue, use or allow a patron to use in its licensed facility any gaming chip that it knows, or reasonably should know, is materially different from the sample of that gaming chip approved in accordance with subsection (b).

 (e)  A certificate holder or other person licensed by the Board may not manufacture, sell to, distribute to or use in any licensed facility outside of this Commonwealth any gaming chips having the same edge spot or design specifications as those approved for use in a licensed facility in this Commonwealth.

 (f)  A certificate holder may issue promotional nongaming chips that are prohibited from use in gaming in any licensed facility. The physical characteristics of promotional nongaming chips must be sufficiently distinguishable from approved gaming chips issued by any certificate holder in this Commonwealth so as to reasonably ensure that the promotional nongaming chips will not be confused with approved gaming chips. A certificate holder shall submit for approval, in accordance with §  601a.10(a), a detailed schematic depicting the actual size, face and any colors, words, designs or graphics on the promotional nongaming chip. At a minimum, promotional nongaming chips must:

   (1)  Be unique in terms of size or color.

   (2)  Have no edge designs.

   (3)  Bear the name of the certificate holder issuing the promotional nongaming chips and language on both faces stating that the promotional nongaming chips have no redeemable value.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  601a.10 (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment).



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