3772-20-01 Security department.

(A) Each casino operator licensee or applicant shall have a security department that is responsible for providing unarmed security services at the casino facility.

(B) Any person providing a casino operator licensee or applicant with unarmed security services at the casino facility shall:

(1) Be an employee of the casino operator licensee or applicant; and

(2) Obtain and hold a valid casino gaming employee license, unless otherwise required by Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code or any rules adopted thereunder to obtain a key employee license.

(C) Each casino operator licensee or applicant, through its security department, shall do the following:

(1) Protect the people and property at the casino facility;

(2) Safeguard the assets at the casino facility;

(3) Assist the commission, or a duly authorized employee or agent thereof, and any law enforcement agency, as requested;

(4) Prevent people who are under twenty-one years of age from making a wager or remaining in the area of the casino facility where casino gaming is being conducted any longer than necessary for the persons under twenty-one years of age to pass through to another area where casino gaming is not being conducted;

(5) Detain any individual if the commission, or a duly authorized employee or agent thereof requests, or if there is reason to believe that the individual has engaged or is engaging in illegal activity;

(6) Record any unusual occurrences, including suspected illegal activity;

(7) Identify and remove any person who is required to be removed from the casino facility;

(8) Report to the commission, within twenty-four hours of occurrence, any suspected or known illegal activity, including, but not limited to, violations of Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code and any rules adopted thereunder;

(9) Notify the commission, within twenty-four hours, of all inquiries made by any law enforcement or gaming regulatory agency and any inquiries made concerning the conduct of a licensee or applicant; and

(10) Establish and maintain procedures for handling the following at a casino facility:

(a) Identification badges;

(b) Incident reports;

(c) Asset protection and movement;

(d) Enforcement of the minimum wagering age under Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code;

(e) Firearms prohibition;

(f) Alcoholic beverage control;

(g) Disorderly or disruptive people;

(h) Trespassing, including, but not limited to, people participating in the voluntary exclusion program under Chapter 3772-12 of the Administrative Code and persons appearing on the involuntary exclusion list under Chapter 3772-23 of the Administrative Code;

(i) Eviction or ejection;

(j) Detention; and

(k) Lost or found property.

(D) Except for the following persons, no casino operator licensee or applicant shall permit firearms at a casino facility, as defined in division (C) of section 3772.01 of the Revised Code:

(1) Commission gaming agents;

(2) Law enforcement officers, as defined in sections 9.88 , 109.71 and 2901.01 of the Revised Code, who are on duty and within their jurisdiction;

(3) Law enforcement officers who are hired by a casino operator licensee or applicant for special duty as long as the officers are not specifically involved in gaming related regulatory functions; and

(4) Security guard providers, as defined by section 4749.01 of the Revised Code, who:

(a) Are not employed by the casino operator licensee or applicant;

(b) Are licensed under section 4749.03 of the Revised Code;

(c) Meet the requirements in section 4749.10 of the Revised Code; and

(d) Work for and are on duty with an armored motor vehicle security service licensed under section 4749.03 of the Revised Code.

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