(A) A casino operator may use both value and non-value chips.
(B) Each value chip issued by a casino operator shall have the following characteristics:
(1) Be round;
(2) Have clearly and permanently impressed, engraved, or imprinted, or inlaid in the center of the chip the name of the casino facility and the specific value of the chip;
(3) Have, at least on one side of the chip, the name of the city or other locality and the state in which the casino facility is located and either the manufacturer's name or a distinctive logo or other mark identifying the manufacturer;
(4) Have its center portion impressed, engraved, or imprinted, or inlaid with the value of the chip and the name of the casino facility that is issuing the chip;
(5) Utilize a different center shape for each denomination;
(6) Be designed so that the specific denomination of a chip can be determined on surveillance camera monitors when placed in a stack of chips of other denominations; and
(7) Be designed, manufactured, and constructed so as to prevent the counterfeiting of value chips.
(C) Unless otherwise authorized by the executive director, value chips may be issued by casino operators in denominations of one dollar, two dollars and fifty cents, five dollars, twenty dollars, twenty-five dollars, one hundred dollars, five hundred dollars, one thousand dollars, five thousand dollars, ten thousand dollars, and twenty-five thousand dollars. Each casino operator shall have the discretion to determine the denominations to be utilized at its casino facility and the amount of each denomination necessary for the conduct of casino gaming operations.
(D) Unless otherwise authorized by the executive director, value chips worth equal to or less than five hundred dollars shall have a diameter of thirty-nine millimeters, and value chips worth greater than five hundred dollars shall have a diameter of forty three millimeters.
(E) Each denomination of value chip shall have a different primary color from every other denomination of value chip. Unless otherwise approved by the executive director, value chips shall have the colors specified in this paragraph when the chips are viewed both in daylight and under artificial light. In conjunction with these primary colors, each casino facility shall utilize contrasting secondary colors for the edge spots on each denomination of value chip. Unless otherwise approved by the executive director, no casino operator shall use a secondary color on a specific denomination of chip identical to the secondary color used by another casino facility in this state on that same denomination of value chip. The primary color to be utilized by each casino facility for each denomination of value chip shall be as follows:
(1) For one dollar, white;
(2) For two dollars and fifty cents, pink;
(3) For five dollars, red;
(4) For twenty dollars, yellow;
(5) For twenty-five dollars, green;
(6) For one hundred dollars, black;
(7) For five hundred dollars, purple;
(8) For one thousand dollars, fire orange;
(9) For five thousand dollars, grey;
(10) For ten thousand dollars, burgundy; and
(11) For twenty-five thousand dollars, blue.
(F) Each non-value chip utilized by a casino operator shall be issued solely for roulette. Each non-value chip at each roulette table shall meet the following conditions:
(1) Have the name of the casino facility issuing it impressed into its center;
(2) Contain a design, insert, or symbol differentiating it from the non-value chips being used at every other roulette table in the casino facility;
(3) Have "Roulette" impressed on it; and
(4) Be designed, manufactured, and constructed so as to prevent counterfeiting.
(G) Non-value chips issued at a roulette table shall be used only for gaming at that table and shall not be redeemed or exchanged at any other location in the casino facility. When so presented, the dealer at the issuing table shall exchange these chips for an equivalent amount of value chips.
(H) No casino operator or its employees shall allow any patron to remove non-value chips from the table from which the chips were issued.
(I) No person at a roulette table shall be issued or permitted to wager with non-value chips that are identical in color and design to value chips or to non-value chips being used by another person at the same table. When a patron purchases non-value chips, a non-value chip of the same color shall be placed in a slot or receptacle attached to the outer rim of the roulette wheel. At that time, a sign denoting the value of a stack of twenty chips of that color shall be placed in the slot or receptacle.
(J) Each casino operator shall have the discretion to permit, limit, or prohibit the use of value chips in wagering at roulette. Each casino operator shall be responsible for keeping an accurate account of the wagers being made at roulette with value chips so that the wagers made by one player are not confused with those made by another player at the table.
(K) No casino operator or gaming-related vendor may allow chips designed under this rule to be manufactured for use outside of Ohio.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.033
Prior Effective Dates: 05/19/2012, 12/22/2012, 12/21/2013