§ 461a.13. Wide area progressive systems.

 (a)  Two or more slot machine licensees may, with the prior written approval of the Board as required under subsection (c), operate a wide area progressive system.

 (b)  A wide area progressive system shall at all times be installed and operated in accordance with relevant requirements of the act, this subpart and technical standards on wide area progressive systems under §  461b.4 (relating to wide area progressive systems).

 (c)  A wide area progressive system shall be operated and administered by participating slot machine licensees in accordance with the terms and conditions of a written agreement executed by the participating slot machine licensees. The agreement shall be referred to as a slot system agreement. Slot system agreements must be submitted in writing and approved by the Board prior to implementation and comply with the act, this subpart and technical standards on wide area progressive systems under §  461b.4.

 (d)  Slot machine licensees participating in a slot system agreement may delegate, in whole or in part, the operation and administration of a wide area progressive system to a licensed manufacturer provided that the slot system agreement is executed by the licensed manufacturer and its express terms are approved by the Board. The persons designated in a slot system agreement as being responsible for the operation and administration of a wide area progressive system shall be referred to as the slot system operator.

 (e)  An agreement between a licensed manufacturer and a slot machine licensee under which a licensed manufacturer sells, leases or services a wide area progressive system will not constitute a slot service agreement unless the agreement also covers operation and administration of the wide area progressive system.

 (f)  Slot system agreements must address:

   (1)  Details with regard to the terms of compensation for the slot system operator. In specific, the agreement must address to what extent, if any, the slot system operator is receiving compensation based, directly or indirectly, on an interest, percentage or share of a slot machine licensee’s revenue, profits or earnings from the operation of the wide area progressive system.

   (2)  Responsibility for the funding and payment of all jackpots, fees and gross terminal revenue taxes associated with the operation of the wide area progressive system.

   (3)  Control and operation of the computer monitoring room required under subsection (g).

   (4)  Other requirements in the technical standards on wide area progressive systems under §  461b.4.

 (g)  A wide area progressive system shall be controlled and operated from a computer monitoring room. The computer monitoring room must:

   (1)  Be under the sole possession and control of, and maintained and operated by, employees of the slot system operator designated in the slot system agreement for that system. The employees of the slot system operator may be required to obtain a license or permit if the Board determines, after a review of the work being performed, the employees require a license or permit for the protection of the integrity of gaming.

   (2)  Have its monitoring equipment subjected to surveillance coverage either by the surveillance system of a slot machine licensee participating in the slot system agreement or by a dedicated surveillance system maintained by the slot system operator. Surveillance coverage must be in accordance with technical standards under §  461b.4.

   (3)  Be accessible through a locked door. The door must be alarmed in a manner that audibly signals the surveillance monitoring room for the surveillance system elected under paragraph (2).

   (4)  Have a computer monitoring room entry log. The log must be:

     (i)   Kept in the computer monitoring room.

     (ii)   Maintained in a book with bound numbered pages that cannot be readily removed.

     (iii)   Signed by each person entering the computer monitoring room who is not an employee of the slot system operator expressly employed in the computer monitoring room on his assigned shift. Entries must contain:

       (A)   The date and time of entering and exiting the room.

       (B)   The name, department or employer, when applicable, license number of the person entering and exiting the room and of the person authorizing the entry.

       (C)   The reason for entering the computer monitoring room.

   (5)  Reside within a participating licensed facility or other location.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  461a.13 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207(3), (6), (9) and (21) and 13A02(1), (2) and (4).

Source

   The provisions of this §  461a.13 amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 599. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362050) and (345626).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  461b.4 (relating to wide area progressive systems).



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