3772-9-05 Transportation of slot machines to and from a casino facility.

(A) All slot machines or any mechanical, electromechanical or other device or machine intended for use as a slot machine (slot machine(s) as referenced in this rule) shall only be transported in accordance with this rule. All casino operator, management company or holding company licensees or applicants, and gaming-related vendor licensees or applicants must comply with this rule before any of the following occur:

(1) Slot machines are transported from any point outside of this state into the state;

(2) Slot machines are transported from any point within this state to any point outside of the state; or

(3) Slot machines are transported within this state.

(B) Transportation notification under this rule is not required for the movement of a slot machine on the casino floor or within a casino facility.

(C) A slot machine may not be delivered to a casino operator, management company or holding company licensee or applicant unless a member of the commission staff or a commission agent is present at point of delivery. The casino operator, management company or holding company licensee or applicant is responsible for ensuring that a member of the commission staff or a commission agent is present at the point of delivery.

(D) Prior to the transportation of any slot machine into, out of, or within this state, the casino operator, management company or holding company licensee or applicant or gaming-related vendor licensee or applicant shall first notify the executive director of the proposed shipment at least seven days in advance, unless a time is otherwise approved by the executive director. The notice shall include the following information:

(1) The full name and address of the person or persons shipping or moving the slot machine(s);

(2) The full name and address of the person who owns the slot machine(s), if different from the person(s) shipping or moving such machine(s);

(3) The full name(s) and address(es) of any new owner(s) in the event ownership is being changed in conjunction with the shipment or movement;

(4) The method of shipment or movement and the name and address of the common carrier or carriers, if applicable;

(5) The full destination address for the slot machine(s);

(6) The quantity of slot machines being shipped to each location if more than one destination;

(7) The manufacturer's serial number of each slot machine;

(8) The expected date and time of delivery to any authorized location or to any port of entry or exit, if the origin or destination of the slot machine is outside the continental United States; and

(9) The reason for transporting or moving the slot machine.

(E) The casino operator, management company or holding company licensee or applicant, or gaming-related vendor licensee or applicant shipping or moving any slot machine shall provide to the common carrier or to the operator of the transporting conveyance, and the commission, documentation of shipment, of which at least one copy shall be kept with the slot machines at all times during the shipment process, containing the following information:

(1) The manufacturer's serial number of the slot machines being transported;

(2) The full name and address of the person from whom the slot machine was obtained;

(3) The full name(s) and address(es) of the person(s) to whom the slot machine(s) is being sent; and

(4) The dates of shipment.

(F) An applicant prior to the shipment of any slot machine into, within or out of this state shall have the prior written approval of the executive director or his/her authorized designee and shall comply with any conditions therein.

(G) Nothing in this rule shall prohibit the shipment of slot machines going to different destinations from being transported by the same carrier simultaneously, provided each shipment is physically segregated in a manner approved by the commission and the notice required by this rule above clearly distinguishes which machines are being sent to each location.

(H) All EPROMs, compact flash cards, or other program storage device, which is defined as media or an electronic device that contains the critical control program components, shall be transported separately from the shipment of slot machines and shall be transported in compliance with and in the same manner as slot machines as set forth in this rule. If a slot machine is not being utilized by the casino operator, management company or holding company licensee or applicant and is being stored off of the casino floor, the EPROM, compact flash card or other program storage device shall be stored separately in a locked safe or the equivalent as approved by the commission.

Effective: 12/22/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03 , 3772.033
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.29
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/12