3772-10-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words have the following meaning:

(A) "Accounting department" means a casino operator licensee or casino operator applicant's internal department that is responsible for the management of the financial and accounting activities relating to electronic gaming machines being utilized on an approved gaming floor.

(B) "Asset number" means a unique number assigned to an electronic gaming machine by a casino operator licensee or casino operator applicant for the purpose of tracking the electronic gaming machine.

(C) "Bill validator" means an electronic device designed to interface with an electronic gaming machine for the purpose of accepting and validating any combination of United States currency, gaming tickets, coupons, or other instruments authorized by the commission for incrementing credits on an electronic gaming machine.

(D) "Bill validator canister" means a mechanical or electronic device designed to interface with an electronic gaming machine for the purpose of storing any combination of United States currency, gaming tickets, coupons, or other instruments authorized by the commission for recording credits on an electronic gaming machine.

(E) "Cash equivalents" means instruments with a value equal to United States currency or coin, including certified checks, cashier's checks, traveler's checks, money orders, gaming tickets, and coupons.

(F) "Cashier's booth" means an area from which a cashier conducts transactions associated with gaming cashiers or window cashiers.

(G) "Change person" means a person who exchanges coins, currency, and coupons with patrons.

(H) "Complimentary" means any lodging, service, or item that is provided directly or indirectly to an individual at no cost or at a reduced cost and that is not generally available to the public. This term shall include lodging provided to a person at a reduced price due to the anticipated or actual gaming activities of that person. Group rates, including convention and government rates, shall be deemed generally available to the public.

(I) "Count room" means a room secured by keys controlled by two separate casino operator licensee or casino operator applicant departments with limited access, where the contents, including currency, gaming tickets, and coupons, of bill validator canisters are counted by the count team.

(J) "Currency counters" means a device that counts currency and tickets.

(K) "Critical program storage media" and "CPSM" mean any media storage device that contains data, files, or programs and is determined by the commission to be capable of affecting the integrity of gaming.

(L) "Drop" means the total amount of money, tickets, and coupons removed from any slot, table or kiosk.

(M) "Drop team" means the group of employees of a casino operator licensee or casino operator applicant who participate in the transportation of the drop.

(N) "Imprest" means the basis on which the operating funds of cashiers are maintained. The opening and closing values shall be equal, and any difference shall result in a variance. The funds may be replenished as needed in exactly the value of the net of expenditures made from the funds for value received.

(O) "Incompatible functions" means functions or duties that place any person or department in a position to perpetuate and conceal errors, fraudulent or otherwise.

(P) "Main bank" means the location in the casino where acts that include the following are performed:

(1) Transactions for recording currency, coin, tokens, cash equivalents, and negotiable instruments;

(2) Preparation of bank deposits;

(3) Acceptance of currency from the count room; and

(4) Reconciliation of all cage transactions.

(Q) "Trolley" means a wheeled apparatus used for the secured transport of electronic gaming cash storage boxes and drop boxes.

(R) "Unclaimed winnings" means gaming winnings that are held by the casino operator licensee or casino operator applicant as a liability to a patron until that patron is paid.

(S) "Unredeemed ticket" means a ticket issued from a slot containing value in U.S. dollars that has not been presented for payment or accepted by a bill acceptor at a gaming machine and has not been marked as paid in the ticket file.

(T) "Weigh scale" means a scale that is used to weigh coins and tokens and that converts the weight to dollar values in the count process.

Effective: 04/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.033