CHAPTER 607a. POSSESSION OF TABLE GAMES AND
TABLE GAME DEVICES

Sec.


607a.1.    Transportaion of table games and table game devices into, within and out of this Commonwealth.
607a.2.    Table game device master list.
607a.3.    Off premises storage of table games and table game devices.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 607a issued under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207(3), (6), (9) and (21) and 13A02(1), (2) and (4), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 607a adopted January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 599, unless otherwise noted.

§ 607a.1. Transportation of table games and table game devices into, within and out of this Commonwealth.

 (a)  Prior to the transport or movement of table games and table game devices into, within or out of this Commonwealth, the persons causing the table games and table game devices to be transported or moved shall notify the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations and the Bureau of Casino Compliance in writing or in an electronic format approved by Board staff. The notice shall be submitted no later than the day the table games or table game devices are transported and must include the following:

   (1)  The name and address of the person shipping or moving the table games or table game devices.

   (2)  The name and address of the person who owns the table games or table game devices if different from the person shipping or moving table games or table game devices.

   (3)  The name and address of the new owner if ownership is being changed in conjunction with the shipment or movement.

   (4)  The method of shipment or movement and the name and address of the common carrier, if applicable.

   (5)  The name and address of the person to whom the table games or table game devices are being sent and the destination of the table games or table game devices, if different from that address.

   (6)  The quantity of table games or table game devices being shipped or moved and the manufacturer’s serial number, if applicable, for each table game or table game device.

   (7)  The expected date and time of delivery to, or removal from, an authorized location within this Commonwealth.

   (8)  The port of entry or exit, if any, of the table games or table game devices if the origin or destination of the table games or table game devices is outside of the continental United States.

   (9)  The reason for transporting or moving the table games or table game devices.

 (b)  In addition to the requirements in subsection (a), if a certificate holder is shipping table games or table game devices to or from the certificate holder’s off-premises storage location, the certificate holder shall comply with the requirements in subsection (a). If a table game or table game device is being transported to the licensed facility from the certificate holder’s office-premises storage location, the certificate holder shall specify in the notice required under subsection (a) whether the table game or table game device will be placed directly onto the gaming floor or stored off the gaming floor in a restricted area within the licensed facility.

§ 607a.2. Table game device master list.

 (a)  Prior to commencement of table game operations at a licensed facility, a table games certificate holder shall file with the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations and the Bureau of Casino Compliance, in an electronic format approved by the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations, a Gaming Floor Table Game Device Master List and a Restricted Area/Off Premises Table Game Device Master List for the following table game devices:

   (1)  Electronic gaming tables as described in §  605a.4 (relating to electronic gaming tables).

   (2)  Progressive table game systems as described in §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games).

   (3)  Automated card shuffling devices as described in §  603a.17 (relating to dealing shoes; automated card shuffling devices).

   (4)  Electronic dealing shoes as described in §  603a.17.

   (5)  Electronic wagering systems as described in §  605a.2 (relating to electronic wagering systems). For purposes of this section, electronic wagering systems do not include those associated with fully automated electronic gaming tables or electronic wagering terminals which are otherwise included on the Slot Machine, Electronic Wagering Terminal and Fully Automated Electronic Gaming Table Master List required under §  463a.5 (relating to slot machine, electronic wagering terminal and fully automated electronic gaming table master lists).

   (6)  Hybrid gaming tables as described in §  605a.9 (relating to hybrid gaming tables).

   (7)  Any other mechanical, electrical or computerized contrivance, terminal or machine required to be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operators for testing and approval in accordance with Chapter 461a (relating to slot machine and table game device testing and control) that is not otherwise on the slot machine, electronic wagering terminal and fully automated electronic gaming table master list required under §  463a.5.

 (b)  The Gaming Floor Table Game Device Master List and the Restricted Area/Off Premises Table Game Device Master List must contain the following information:

   (1)  The date the list was prepared.

   (2)  A description of each table game device listed in subsection (a) which includes:

     (i)   The pit number or location on the gaming floor, restricted area of the licensed facility or other approved storage location.

     (ii)   The asset number or table game type, or both, that the device is connected to.

     (iii)   The manufacturer.

     (iv)   The manufacturer’s serial number.

     (v)   The software/program identification.

     (vi)   If the device is a progressive:

       (A)   The name of the progressive controller type.

       (B)   The name and version of the progressive software.

   (3)  Identify if the fully automated, electronic or live gaming table on the gaming floor utilizes a progressive table game system in accordance with §  605a.7 to offer a progressive jackpot and, if so, identify all other tables that are linked to the same progressive jackpot.

 (c)  In conjunction with the Gaming Floor and Restricted Area/Off Premises Slot Machine and Fully Automated Electronic Gaming Table Master List filed in accordance with §  463a.5(g), on the first Tuesday of each month, a certificate holder shall file with the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations an updated Gaming Floor Table Game Device Master List and Restricted Area/Off Premises Table Game Device Master List containing the information required under subsection (b). The Gaming Floor Table Game Device Master List and the Restricted Area/Off Premises Table Game Device Master List shall be filed in an electronic format with the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  607a.2 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1), (2), (2.1), (4) and (6), 13A25(c) and 13A62(a).

Source

   The provisions of this §  607a.2 amended December 15, 2017, effective December 16, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 7563. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (370462) to (370463).

§ 607a.3. Off premises storage of table games and table game devices.

 (a)  A certificate holder may not store table games or table game devices off the premises of a licensed facility without prior approval from the Board’s Executive Director.

 (b)  A slot machine licensee seeking to store table games and table game devices off the premises of a licensed facility shall submit a written request to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for off premise storage. The written request must include:

   (1)  The location and a physical description of the proposed storage facility.

   (2)  A description of the type of surveillance system that has been or will be installed at the proposed storage facility.

   (3)  The plan to provide 24-hour, 7-day a week security at the proposed storage facility.

   (4)  The anticipated number of table games or table game devices that may be stored at the proposed storage facility.

 (c)  Before the Board’s Executive Director will act on a request for off premise storage of table games or table game devices, the Director of Casino Compliance will inspect the proposed storage facility.

 (d)  The Board’s Executive Director will approve or disapprove requests within 60 days. Approved requests may be subject to specific terms and conditions imposed by the Board’s Executive Director.



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