Chapter 3772-8 Casino Gaming Employee Licenses

3772-8-01 Casino gaming employee license required.

(A) Employees of a casino operator , not required to obtain a key employee license, who perform the following functions, regardless of title, except for employees whose duties relate solely to non-gaming activities, must obtain and hold a casino gaming employee license:

(1) Assistant managers and other supervisors and managers;

(2) Box persons;

(3) Cashiers;

(4) Change personnel;

(5) Clerks;

(6) Count room personnel;

(7) Credit supervisors;

(8) Data processing personnel;

(9) Dealers ;

(10) Floor persons;

(11) Hosts;

(12) Internal audit and accounting personnel;

(13) Electronic gaming equipment technicians and table game device technicians;

(14) Personnel authorized to extend complimentary services, including employees performing functions similar to those performed by a gaming junket;

(15) Personnel authorized to issue credit;

(16) Personnel authorized to issue promotional play;

(17) Personnel who configure and maintain electronic gaming equipment;

(18) Security personnel, including guards and game observers;

(19) Shills;

(20) Surveillance personnel; and

(21) Any other employee who conducts or participates in the conduct of casino gaming, who participates in the transfer or handling of chips, tokens, vouchers, or money, or who participates in audit or accounting functions.

(B) A person employed as a casino gaming employee may not be employed concurrently by a gaming-related vendor , except that a person holding a casino gaming employee license may be employed by a licensed management company that is also licensed as a gaming-related vendor.

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2016 and 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03, 3772.033, 3772.131
Rule Amplifies: 3772.09, 3772.131
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/2011

3772-8-02 Casino gaming employee license application, license period, and provisional license.

(A) An applicant for an initial, new, or renewal casino gaming employee license must complete and submit the appropriate form(s) required by the commission and pay an application fee and license fee as described in rule 3772-8-03 of the Administrative Code. The casino gaming employee must provide the commission with all information and documents that the commission requests. The application fee may be increased in accordance with paragraph (B) of rule 3772-8-03 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A casino gaming employee license expires three years after the date of licensure.

(C) An applicant for a casino gaming employee license may request renewal of the license by completing and submitting the appropriate form(s) required by the commission and paying an application fee and license fee as described in rule 3772-8-03 of the Administrative Code no less than one hundred twenty days before the expiration of the license. An applicant for a renewal license must provide the commission with all information and documents that the commission requests. The application fee may be increased in accordance with rule 3772-8-03 of the Administrative Code.

(D) All casino gaming employees shall undergo a complete investigation at least once every three years as determined by the commission to determine whether each remains in compliance with Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder. The casino gaming employee shall bear the costs of any investigation, except that a casino operator that employs the casino gaming employee shall pay the investigation costs.

(E) The commission may request any other information that would affect the casino gaming employee's suitability to maintain a license under Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code or the rules adopted thereunder. The casino gaming employee shall provide all information, documents, and materials at the casino gaming employee's sole expense and cost, except that a casino operator that employs the casino gaming employee shall pay the investigation costs.

(F) An individual who has received an offer of employment from a casino operator may apply for a provisional casino gaming employee license only by completing and filing the appropriate form(s) required by the commission, providing the commission with all information and documents that the commission requests, and paying an application fee and license fee as described in rule 3772-8-03 of the Administrative Code. Upon submission of a complete application, documentation of an offer of employment from a casino operator, all applicable fees, and completion of the criminal records check, the commission may issue a provisional license. Provisional licenses shall be valid not longer than three months and may be renewed one time. A provisional licensee may request the renewal of a provisional license by filing a written request with the commission no later than ten days prior to the expiration of the provisional license and providing an additional license fee as described in rule 3772-8-03 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 3772-8-02

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03, 3772.033, 3772.131, 3772.15
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03, 3772.09, 3772.10, 3772.131, 3772.15
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/2011

3772-8-03 Casino gaming employee fees.

(A) Application fees.

(1) An applicant for an initial or new casino gaming employee license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of two hundred fifty dollars, except that a casino operator that currently employs the applicant shall pay this fee.

(2) An applicant for a renewal casino gaming employee license shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of one hundred dollars, except that a casino operator that currently employs the applicant shall pay this fee.

(3) The application and renewal application fees for a casino gaming employee license may be increased to the extent that the cost of the background investigation relating to an applicant exceeds the application fee set forth in paragraph (A)(1) or (A)(2) of this rule. The executive director of the commission or his or her designee shall advise the applicant in writing that an additional application fee is required. Once an applicant is directed to submit an additional application fee, the commission will take no additional steps with respect to the application until the increased application fee is paid in accordance with paragraph (C) of this rule.

(B) License fees.

(1) Upon approval by the commission, an applicant for an initial or new casino gaming employee license shall pay a nonrefundable license fee of two hundred fifty dollars, except that a casino operator that currently employs the applicant shall pay this fee.

(2) Upon approval by the commission, an applicant for a renewal casino gaming employee license shall pay a nonrefundable license fee of fifty dollars, except that a casino operator that currently employs the applicant shall pay this fee.

(C) All fees must be submitted to the commission in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, or electronic funds transfer payable to the treasurer of the state of Ohio.

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2016 and 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03, 3772.033, 3772.131, 3772.15, 3772.17
Rule Amplifies: 3772.131, 3772.15, 3772.17
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/2011, 6/27/2015

3772-8-04 Duty to update information.

(A) All casino gaming employees must submit to the commission, in writing, the following information:

(1) Change of name;

(2) Change of home address;

(3) Change of home telephone number;

(4) Any bankruptcy filed ;

(5) Any arrest, charge, or conviction, or plea of guilty or no contest for any crime or offense occurring in any jurisdiction, excluding minor misdemeanor traffic offenses;

(6) Any inquiry into, investigation of, or action filed by any gaming regulatory agency or governmental gaming authority;

(7) Any rejection, suspension, revocation, or denial of any gaming-related application or license and any fine, penalty, or settled amount relating to any gaming-related license, imposed upon or agreed to in any jurisdiction;

(8) Any other information that would affect the casino gaming employee's suitability to maintain a casino gaming employee license under Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code or the rules adopted thereunder.

(B) All information required to be submitted under this rule must include the name and license number. if applicable, of the casino gaming employee and be submitted within ten calendar days of the change or occurrence of the event.

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2016 and 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03, 3772.033, 3772.05, 3772.10
Rule Amplifies: 3772.05, 3772.10, 3772.131, 3772.15
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/2011

3772-8-05 Affirmative license standards.

(A) An applicant for a casino gaming employee license shall establish, by clear and convincing evidence, the applicant's suitability for licensure.

(B) In determining whether to grant, maintain, or renew a casino gaming employee license, the commission shall evaluate and consider the following factors, in addition to those factors set forth in Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code:

(1) Whether the individual possesses good character, honesty, and integrity;

(2) Whether the individual possesses financial stability, integrity, and responsibility;

(3) The criminal history of the individual in any jurisdiction;

(4) Whether and to what extent the individual has associated with members of organized crime and other persons of disreputable character;

(5) Whether a proceeding in bankruptcy has been filed by or against the individual in the last ten years;

(6) Whether the individual has been involved in any formal process to adjust, defer, suspend, or otherwise resolve the payment of any debt in the last ten years;

(7) Whether the individual has been served with a complaint or other notice filed with any public body regarding a payment of any tax required under federal, state, or local law that has been delinquent for one or more years;

(8) The compliance history of the individual with casino-related licensing requirements in this state or any other jurisdiction;

(9) Whether the individual is a party to any currently pending litigation;

(10) The extent to which the individual has cooperated with the agency in connection with the background investigation; and

(11) The extent to which the individual has provided accurate and complete information as required by section 3772.131 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2016 and 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.07, 3772.10, 3772.13
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/2012

3772-8-06 Casino gaming employee license temporary credential.

(A) Every casino gaming employee shall possess and prominently display a casino gaming employee license credential while on duty at their employer's property.

(B) Each casino operator's internal control system shall include procedures for the issuance of a temporary casino gaming employee license for misplaced, forgotten, or lost casino gaming employee license credentials, or any other procedures the commission deems necessary for the issuance of temporary casino gaming employee license credentials.

(C) Each casino operator shall maintain a log documenting the issuance of temporary casino gaming employee license credentials.

(D) A temporary casino gaming employee license credential shall expire three days after the date of issuance.

(E) No casino gaming employee shall be permitted to obtain, possess, or otherwise display a temporary license credential for more than three consecutive days without having requested a license credential from the commission. If a casino gaming employee has completed the request process, the casino gaming employee may continue to obtain, possess, or otherwise display a temporarily license credential from the casino operator until the casino gaming employee receives the license credential from the commission.

Replaces: 3772-8-06

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03
Prior Effective Dates: 5/25/2013