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58 Pa. Code § 603a.6. Tournament chips.

§ 603a.6. Tournament chips.

 (a)  If a certificate holder conducts table game tournaments, the tournaments shall be conducted using tournament chips.

 (b)  The identifying characteristics of a tournament chip must include, at a minimum:

   (1)  The name, logo or other approved identification of the certificate holder issuing the tournament chip.

   (2)  The word ‘‘Tournament.’’

   (3)  The denomination of the chip.

   (4)  The phrase ‘‘No Cash Value.’’

   (5)  Color or design combinations so as to readily distinguish the tournament chips from:

     (i)   The Roulette chips used for the play of Roulette at the licensed facility.

     (ii)   The value chips issued by any certificate holder.

     (iii)   Poker room rake chips.

 (c)  Tournament chips shall be stored in a secure 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)  An inventory of all tournament chips shall be conducted by the certificate holder prior to the start and after the completion of each tournament.

 (e)  Discrepancies in the inventory shall be immediately reported to the casino compliance representatives. The discrepancy report must include the balance for each denomination of tournament chip on hand at the beginning of the tournament and the balance on hand at the end of each tournament.

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