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58 Pa. Code § 814a.4. Employee training program.

§ 814a.4. Employee training program.

 (a)  The annual employee training program required under this chapter must include instruction on all of the following:

   (1)  Characteristics and symptoms of compulsive behavior, including compulsive and problem gambling.

   (2)  The relationship of gambling disorders to other addictive behavior.

   (3)  The social and economic consequences of a gambling disorder, including debt, treatment costs, suicide, criminal behavior, unemployment and domestic issues.

   (4)  Techniques to be used when a gambling disorder is suspected or identified.

   (5)  Techniques to be used to discuss a gambling disorder with registered players and advise registered players to contact 1-800-GAMBLER to receive information regarding community, public and private treatment services.

   (6)  Procedures for suspending an interactive gaming account belonging to an underage individual or a person on the interactive gaming self-exclusion list, if necessary, procedures that include obtaining the assistance of appropriate law enforcement personnel.

   (7)  Procedures for preventing an excluded person or a person on the interactive gaming self-exclusion list from being mailed any advertisement, promotion or other target mailing no later than 5 business days after receiving notice from the Board that the person has been placed on the interactive gaming self-exclusion list.

   (8)  Procedures for preventing an individual under 21 years of age from receiving any advertisement, promotion or other target mailing.

   (9)  Procedures to prevent an individual under 21 years of age or a person on the interactive gaming self-exclusion list from having access to or from receiving complimentary services, or other like benefits.

 (b)  Training and training materials shall be updated annually and include current research and information on responsible and problem gambling.

 (c)  As part of each employee’s orientation, and prior to the start of their job duties, responsible and problem gambling training for employees shall be conducted by a person with specialized knowledge, skill, training and experience in responsible gaming employee training programs as part of the employee’s orientation. If an online training program is utilized, the training shall be created and maintained by a person with specialized knowledge, skill, training and experience in responsible gaming employee training programs.

 (d)  Employees who have received training shall be certified by the interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator under this chapter upon completion of the training.

 (e)  Employees are required to receive periodic reinforcement training at least once every calendar year starting with the year following the year in which the employee was hired. The date of the reinforcement training shall be recorded in each employee’s personnel file.

 (f)  Employees shall report persons with a suspected or identified gambling disorder to a designated employee or other supervisory employee.

 (g)  The identity of an individual with suspected or known problem gambling behavior must be confidential except as provided under Board regulations regarding interactive gaming self-exclusion list and section 1516(d) of the act (relating to list of persons self-excluded from gaming activities).

 (h)  An interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operator may collaborate with a person with specialized knowledge, skill, training and experience in responsible gaming employee training programs to develop an in-house or Internet-based employee training program to provide the training and reinforcement training required under this chapter.

 (i)  Interactive gaming certificate holder or interactive gaming operators may enact policies or procedures, or both, that are more stringent than those listed in these regulations, including stricter rules for those who sign up for a self-exclusion list.



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