3772-11-03 Approval of table games.

(A) A casino operator licensee or applicant shall submit the rules for playing any table games that the casino operator wants to provide. Each table game, the rules of the game, and associated equipment shall be evaluated by the commission for the following:

(1) Conformance with industry standard rules;

(2) The object of the game and method of play, including what constitutes win, loss, or tie bets;

(3) Physical characteristics of the game, gaming equipment, and gaming table;

(4) Wagers and payout odds for each type of available wager;

(5) The applicable inspection procedures for any of the following required by the game:

(a) Cards;

(b) Dice;

(c) Wheels and balls; or

(d) Manual and electronic devices used to operate, display the outcome, or monitor live games;

(6) For each game that uses cards, a description of the following:

(a) Shuffling procedures;

(b) Card cutting procedures;

(c) Procedures for dealing and taking cards; and

(d) Burning cards;

(7) Procedures for the collection of bets and payouts including requirements for internal revenue service purposes;

(8) Procedures for handling suspected cheating or irregularities and immediate notification of commission gaming agent on duty;

(9) Procedures for immediate notification to the commission gaming agent on duty when equipment is defective or malfunctioning; and

(10) Procedures to describe irregularities of the game, including dice off the table and soiled cards.

(B) The commission may use an independent testing laboratory to evaluate the proposed table game, its rules, and associated equipment.

(C) The commission may require a trial period to assess the functionality of the table game, rules of the game, and associated equipment in a live gaming environment. The conduct of the trial period shall be subject to compliance by the casino operator with any conditions that may be required by the commission, including duration of the trial.

(D) A casino operator shall not install a table game or associated equipment unless the table game, rules of the game, and associated equipment have been approved by the commission for use at the casino facility.

(E) A casino operator may only offer commission-approved table games for play, and must operate the games according to the approved rules.

(F) The casino operator shall notify the executive director in writing and receive written approval at least five days before moving or disposing of a table game or associated equipment that has been approved.

(G) Any modification to a table game or the associated equipment may be authorized by the executive director on an emergency basis to prevent cheating or malfunction. The emergency request shall be documented by the casino operator. The request shall specify the name and employer of any persons to be involved in the installation of the modification and the manner in which the installation is to be effected. Within fifteen days of receipt of any authorization to install an emergency modification, the casino operator shall submit the modification for full evaluation and approval in accordance with this chapter.

(H) Each casino operator shall notify the commission's gaming agent on duty of any known or suspected defect or malfunction in any table game or associated equipment installed in the casino facility no later than four hours after detection. The casino operator shall comply with any instructions from the commission staff for the use of the table game or associated equipment.

Effective: 05/19/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03 , 3772.033
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.033