3772-10-21 Jackpot payouts.

(A) Each casino operator licensee or applicant's internal controls shall detail the procedures for paying jackpots that are not paid directly from a slot machine. The internal controls shall include the following:

(1) Verification and documentation of the jackpot by an appropriate licensed slot department member, or requirements for detailed information on payout documents that are generated by slot management systems;

(2) Procedures for submission of a casino operator's jackpot payout two-part form to the cage;

(3) Procedures to ensure that a patron will receive a copy of any jackpot verification forms before the slot machine's meter or progressive meter is reset;

(4) Procedures to ensure a supervisor's involvement in payouts over ten thousand dollars;

(5) Procedures for security escorts for jackpot winning patrons;

(6) Requirements that the audit department reconcile jackpot payouts; and

(7) Procedures for processing system overrides or adjustments.

(B) Any annuity jackpot games must be submitted for approval to the commission. If applicable, a casino operator licensee or applicant's internal control plan shall detail the payment of any annuity jackpots. Those plans shall include:

(1) Procedures for a winning patron to exercise a cash payout option; and

(2) Procedures for administering any trust agreements created to ensure future cash payments.

(C) Any casino operator licensee offering an annuity jackpot payable over ten or more years may offer a winning patron the option of being paid in a lump-sum, in an amount equal to the present value of the face amount of the jackpot, after applying a discounted rate to future payment as determined to be fair by commission.

(D) Any merchandise payout games must be submitted to the commission for approval. If applicable, each casino operator licensee or applicant's internal control plan shall detail the procedures for merchandise payouts. A casino operator may provide for patrons to receive a cash payment rather than the offered merchandise if approved by the commission.

Effective: 05/12/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/12/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03