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58 Pa. Code § 611a.2. Minimum proficiency requirements.

§ 611a.2. Minimum proficiency requirements.

 (a)  A curriculum related to the conduct of table games offered by a gaming school or by a certificate holder must, at a minimum, include:

   (1)  The following minimum hours of instruction on the conduct of table games in accordance with the regulations in this subpart:

Table Game Minimum Hours of Instruction
Blackjack and other banked card games 100 hours over a 5-week period, at least 80 hours of which shall be in Blackjack
Craps, Mini-Craps and other dice games 160 hours over a 6-week period
Nonbanked Poker 80 hours over a 4-week period
Roulette 80 hours over a 4-week period
Pai Gow Tiles 160 hours over a 6-week period
Sic Bo and Big 6 Wheel 30 hours over a 2-week period

   (2)  The proper use, control and shuffling of playing cards for authorized games that involve the use of cards.

   (3)  The proper use and control of dice for authorized games that involve the use of dice.

   (4)  The proper use and control of tiles for authorized games that involve the use of tiles.

 (b)  A dealer who has completed a course of training in accordance with subsection (a) and would like to be trained to deal a different game type (for example, a dealer who is trained to deal banked card games but would like to deal Craps) shall successfully complete, at a gaming school as defined in section 1103 of the act (relating to definitions) or through training offered by the certificate holder:

   (1)  The following minimum hours of instruction required for the different game type:

Additional Training on Different Game Type Minimum Hours of Instruction
Blackjack and all banked and nonbanked card games 60 hours over a 3-week period
Craps, Mini-Craps and other dice games 120 hours over a 5-week period
Roulette 30 hours over a 2-week period
Pai Gow Tiles 120 hours over a 5-week period
Sic Bo and Big 6 Wheel 15 hours over a 1-week period

   (2)  The table test required under §  611a.5 (relating to table test; employee personnel file).

 (c)  The minimum hours of instruction required under subsection (a) or (b) may be completed over an alternative duration of time as approved by the Board’s Executive Director. A certificate holder or gaming school requesting to offer an alternative schedule to complete the minimum hours of instruction shall submit a written request to the Executive Director, in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment), which contains a detailed description of when the training will be conducted.

 (d)  For an experienced dealer who would like to be trained to deal a different game of the same game type (for example, an experienced Blackjack dealer who would like to be trained on another card game), the certificate holder shall specify in its training program submitted in accordance with §  611a.4 (relating to submission of training programs to the Board) the mechanism and the amount of training an experienced dealer shall complete on the different game of the same game type. The dealer shall successfully complete the table test in accordance with §  611a.5 on the new table game prior to dealing the new game on the certificate holder’s gaming floor. For purposes of this subsection, an experienced dealer is an employee who has completed a course of table games training as described in subsection (a) and has previously dealt table games on the certificate holder’s live gaming floor for at least 120 hours.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  611a.2 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1), (2), (4) and (7) and 13A23(a).

Source

   The provisions of this §  611a.2 amended August 26, 2016, effective August 27, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 5540. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362362) and (374045).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  611a.1 (relating to minimum training standards for dealers; minimum experience requirements for supervisors); 58 Pa. Code §  611a.4 (relating to submission of training programs to the Board); and 58 Pa. Code §  611a.5 (relating to table test; employee personnel file).



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