3772-11-22 Inspection of dice and cards before use.

(A) Before dice are used for play, a table games supervisor shall inspect each die according to the following requirements:

(1) Each die shall be tested with a micrometer, balancing caliper used on a flat surface, and a steel set square to ensure that each die is compliant with the commission's specifications and that there is no evidence or tampering or other irregularity. These instruments shall be kept in a compartment at each pit which includes games using dice and the instruments shall be at all times readily available for use by the commission.

(2) Dice inspections shall occur at a commission-approved location in the pit area that is observable by surveillance.

(3) Dice may not be scribed or marked after the inspection.

(4) Following this inspection, the table games supervisor shall, in the presence of another table games supervisor, place the dice in a container on the table for use in gaming or in a locked, access restricted, compartment. The dice shall not be left unattended while not secured in the locked compartment.

(B) Before cards are used for play they shall be distributed to the dealer at each table where they will be used and inspected by the dealer according to the following requirements:

(1) Both single deck packages of cards and pre-shuffled multiple deck packages of cards shall be inspected to ensure that there is no evidence of tampering with the packaging.

(2) Single decks of cards shall be opened and inspected by the dealer with the inspection verified by a table games supervisor. This inspection shall require the dealer to open the cards, verify that the correct individual cards are present by sorting the deck into sequence and into suit, and visually confirm that no evidence of tampering or irregularity is present on the front or back of each card.

(3) Every tenth pre-shuffled multiple deck package of cards shall be reshuffled and verified by being opened and inspected by the dealer with the inspection verified by a table games supervisor. This inspection shall require the dealer to open the cards, verify that the correct individual cards are present, and visually confirm that no evidence of tampering or irregularity is present on the front or back of each card.

(C) Dice or cards which are found to be unsuitable for use shall be removed from play and reported to a commission gaming agent on duty and surveillance.

Replaces: 3772-11-22

Effective: 4/29/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/29/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03, 3772.033
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03, 3772.033
Prior Effective Dates: 05/19/2012, 09/26/2015