Rule 3772-11-01 | Definitions.
As used in the rules adopted by the commission, the
following words have the following meanings:
(A) "Boxperson" means the
individual in craps who supervises the game, settles conflicts, and guards and
administers the funds on the table.
(B) "Burning cards" means a
process performed by a dealer in which one or more cards are removed from the
top of the deck of cards and placed in the discard pile after the cards have
been cut, and a process of a dealer discarding other cards as required by the
(C) "Coloring up" means
exchanging lower denomination chips for higher denomination chips.
(D) "Counterfeit chip" means
any chip or chip-like objects that have not been approved pursuant to this
(E) "Non-value chips" means any
chip used for roulette or player against player contests that may not be
exchanged for currency.
(F) "Pit area" means the areas
within a casino facility that are completely enclosed or encircled by gaming
tables where access is restricted and casino personnel administer and supervise
the games played.
(G) "Rake" means a commission
charged by the casino operator for maintaining or dealing a game, including an
entry fee for a player against player contest.
(H) "Table game mechanism"
means a component that is critical to the operation of a table game, as
determined by the executive director, including any wheel apparatus used for
(I) "Value chip" means a chip
with a value impressed, engraved, or imprinted on the chip that may be
exchanged for currency.
Rule 3772-11-03 | Approval of table games.
(A) A casino operator shall submit the rules for playing any table games that the casino operator wants to provide. Each table game, the rules of the game, and associated equipment shall be evaluated by the commission for the following:
(1) Conformance with industry standard rules;
(2) The object of the game and method of play, including what constitutes win, loss, or tie bets;
(3) Physical characteristics of the game, gaming equipment, and gaming table;
(4) Wagers and payout odds for each type of available wager;
(5) The applicable inspection procedures for any of the following required by the game:
(c) Wheels and balls; or
(d) Manual and electronic devices used to operate, display the outcome, or monitor live games;
(6) For each game that uses cards, a description of the following:
(a) Shuffling procedures;
(b) Card cutting procedures;
(c) Procedures for dealing and taking cards; and
(d) Burning cards;
(7) Procedures for the collection of bets and payouts including requirements for internal revenue service purposes;
(8) Procedures for handling suspected cheating or irregularities and immediate notification of commission gaming agent on duty;
(9) Procedures for immediate notification to the commission gaming agent on duty when equipment is defective or malfunctioning;
(10) Procedures to describe irregularities of the game, including dice off the table and soiled cards; and
(11) Any other consideration that the commission deems necessary, including fairness to patrons.
(B) The commission may use an independent testing laboratory to evaluate the proposed table game, its rules, and associated equipment.
(C) The commission may require a trial period to assess the functionality of the table game, rules of the game, and associated equipment in a live gaming environment. The conduct of the trial period shall be subject to compliance by the casino operator with any conditions that may be required by the commission, including duration of the trial.
(D) A casino operator shall not install a table game or associated equipment unless the table game, rules of the game, and associated equipment have been approved by the commission for use at the casino facility.
(E) A casino operator may only offer commission-approved table games for play, and must operate the games according to the approved rules.
(F) The casino operator shall notify the executive director in writing and receive written approval at least five days before moving or disposing of a table game or associated equipment that has been approved.
(G) Any modification to a table game or the associated equipment may be authorized by the executive director on an emergency basis to prevent cheating or malfunction. The emergency request shall be documented by the casino operator. The request shall specify the name and employer of any persons to be involved in the installation of the modification and the manner in which the installation is to be effected. Within fifteen days of receipt of any authorization to install an emergency modification, the casino operator shall submit the modification for full evaluation and approval in accordance with this chapter.
(H) Each casino operator shall notify the commission's gaming agent on duty of any known or suspected defect or malfunction in any table game or associated equipment installed in the casino facility at the time of detection. The casino operator shall comply with any instructions from the commission staff for the use of the table game or associated equipment.
Rule 3772-11-04 | Prohibition on table game play by casino operator employees and gaming-related vendors.
April 29, 2017
No holder of a gaming-related vendor license or any director, officer, employee, or any other agent of a gaming-related vendor shall play or be permitted to play at a table game in a casino facility to which the gaming-related vendor provides its goods or services.
Rule 3772-11-05 | Purchases from authorized gaming-related vendors.
April 29, 2017
A casino operator may only purchase or lease table games, table game mechanisms, table game layouts, chips, dice, and table game cards from gaming-related vendors.
Rule 3772-11-06 | Shipment of table games and table game mechanisms.
November 24, 2018
(A) All casino operators must comply with this rule before
any of the following occur:
(1) Table game mechanisms or gaming chips are transported
from any point outside of this state into the state;
(2) Table game mechanisms or gaming chips are transported
from any point within this state to any point outside of the state;
(3) Table game mechanisms or gaming chips are transported
within this state.
(B) Transportation notification under this rule is not
required for the movement of table game mechanisms or gaming chips within a
(C) Transportation of any table game mechanisms or gaming
chips for use in casino gaming shall be approved by the executive director or
their designee. The casino operator shall notify the executive director or
their designee of the proposed shipment at least five days in advance, unless
otherwise approved by the executive director or their designee, and shall
comply with any conditions imposed by the executive director or their designee.
The notice shall include the following information:
(1) The full name and address of the licensee causing
transportation of the table game mechanisms or gaming chips;
(2) The full name and address of the entity receiving the
table game mechanisms or gaming chips;
(3) The quantity, manufacturer's make, model, and
identifying number, including the approved artwork number, of each item, if
(4) The expected date the table game mechanisms or gaming
chips will be transported; and
(5) The expected date of delivery of the table game
mechanisms or gaming chips.
(D) Nothing in this rule shall prohibit the transportation
of any table game mechanisms or gaming chips going to different destinations
from being transported by the same carrier simultaneously, provided the table
game mechanisms or gaming chips for each destination are physically segregated
in a manner approved by the commission and the notice required by this rule
clearly distinguishes which items are being sent to each location.
Five Year Review Date:
Prior Effective Dates:
Rule 3772-11-07 | Receipt of gaming chips from manufacturer.
December 22, 2018
(A) The casino operator shall notify the
executive director or their designee when table game chips are delivered to the
(B) Upon arrival, the casino operator
shall open and inspect the shipment by at least three licensed employees, one
from the table games department, one from the cage department, and one from the
(C) All employees participating in the
receipt of chips shall sign the invoice attesting that the delivered chips
match the amount and denominations listed on the invoice. Any deviation between
the invoice and the actual chips received or any defects found in the chips
shall be reported to a commission gaming agent.
(D) After checking the chips received,
the casino operator shall report in the chip inventory ledger each denomination
of the chips received, the number of each denomination of chips received, the
number and description of all non-value chips received, the date of receipt,
and the signature of the individuals who checked the chips. Chips shall be
divided into the following categories:
(1) Primary chips for
(2) Reserve chips that
may be placed into play as the need arises; and
(3) Secondary chips, both
value chips and non-value chips, that are held to replace the primary set when
(E) If any of the chips received are to
be held in reserve and not utilized either at the table games or at a
cashier's cage, the chips shall be stored in a separate, locked area and
shall be recorded in the chip inventory ledger as reserve chips.
(F) All chips received that are part of
the casino operator's secondary set of chips shall be recorded in the chip
inventory ledger as such and shall be stored in a locked area separate from the
Rule 3772-11-08 | Compliance with law; prohibited activities.
April 29, 2017
(A) Each casino operator shall not:
(1) Permit the use of any table game or associated table game equipment that could have been marked, tampered with, or otherwise placed in a condition or operated in a manner that might affect the normal game play and its payouts;
(2) Permit known cheating;
(3) Permit any cheating device to remain in or upon any casino facility;
(4) Conduct, carry on, operate, or deal any cheating or thieving game or device on the casino facility premises;
(5) Permit any gambling device that tends to alter the normal random selection of criteria that determines the results of the game or deceives the public in any way to remain in or upon any casino facility; or
(6) Permit a patron to possess any calculator, computer, or other electronic, electrical, or mechanical device at any table game that meets any of the following conditions:
(a) Assists in projecting the outcome of a game;
(b) Keeps track of cards that have been dealt;
(c) Keeps track of changing probabilities; or
(d) Keeps track of playing strategies being utilized, except as permitted by the commission.
(B) A person who, without the assistance of another person or without the use of a physical aid or device of any kind, uses the person's own ability to keep track of the value of cards played and uses predictions formed as a result of the tracking information in their playing and betting strategy shall not be considered to be in violation of commission rules.
Rule 3772-11-09 | Publication of rules and payoff schedules for all permitted games.
April 29, 2017
(A) No payoff schedule shall be worded in a manner that misleads the public.
(B) Each casino operator shall prominently post a copy of the rules and payoff schedules on its website for each table game offered and provide a copy of the rules and payoff schedules for any table game offered if requested by a patron.
Rule 3772-11-11 | Chip specifications.
(A) A casino operator may use both value
and non-value chips.
(B) Each value and non-value chip shall be designed,
manufactured, and constructed so as to prevent counterfeiting.
(C) Each value and non-value chip shall have its center
portion impressed, engraved, imprinted, or inlaid with the name of the casino
facility that is issuing the chip.
(D) Each value chip issued by a casino operator shall have
the following characteristics:
(2) Have its center
portion impressed, engraved, imprinted, or inlaid with the value of the
(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) Utilize a different center shape for
each denomination; and
(5) 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.
(E) 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.
(F) 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.
(G) 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,
(2) For two dollars and
fifty cents, pink;
(3) For five dollars,
(4) For twenty dollars,
(5) For twenty-five
(6) For one hundred
(7) For five hundred
(8) For one thousand
dollars, fire orange;
(9) For five thousand
(10) For ten thousand
dollars, burgundy; and
(11) For twenty-five
thousand dollars, blue.
(H) Each non-value chip utilized by a casino operator for
roulette shall meet the following conditions:
(1) Contain a design, insert, or symbol
differentiating it from the non-value chips being used at every other roulette
table in the casino facility; and
(2) Have "Roulette" impressed
(I) 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
(J) No casino operator or its employees shall allow any
patron to remove non-value chips from the roulette table from which the chips
(K) 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.
(L) 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
(M) No casino operator or gaming-related vendor may allow
chips designed under this rule to be manufactured for use outside of
Rule 3772-11-12 | Submission of chips for review and approval.
(A) Each casino operator shall submit a sample of each denomination of value chips and non-value chips to the executive director for approval. No casino operator shall utilize these chips for casino gaming purposes until approved in writing by the executive director.
(B) In requesting approval of any chips, a casino operator shall submit to the commission a detailed schematic of its proposed chips and a sample chip. The detailed schematic shall show the front, back, and edge of each denomination of value chip and each non-value chip and the design and wording to be contained on the chip. If the design schematics or chip is approved by the executive director, no value chip or non-value chip shall be issued or utilized unless a sample of each denomination of value chip and each color of non-value chip is also submitted to and approved by the executive director.
(C) The casino operator shall provide the name and address of the chip manufacturer to the commission.
Rule 3772-11-13 | Primary and secondary sets of gaming chips.
January 1, 2021
(A) Unless otherwise authorized by the
executive director, each casino operator shall have a primary set of value
chips, and a separate secondary set of value chips which shall conform to the
color and design specifications set forth in this chapter. Casino operators may
use non-value chips for roulette or certain player against player
(B) The secondary set of value chips shall have different
secondary colors than the primary set for all denominations of twenty-five
dollars and higher.
casino operator shall remove a set of value or non-value chips from active play
if any one of the following conditions are met:
(1) A determination is made by the casino operator that the
casino facility is receiving a significant number of counterfeit
(2) Any impropriety or defect in the utilization of a set
of value or non-value chips makes removal of the set necessary; or
(3) The executive director orders the removal of any set of
(D) An approved secondary set of value chips shall be
placed into active play when the primary set of value chips is
(E) If a set of non-value chips is removed it must be
replaced with a different set of approved non-value chips or the game must be
closed for play.
Rule 3772-11-14 | Exchange of value chips or non-value chips.
January 1, 2021
(A) Chips shall only be issued to a
patron and only at the request of that patron.
(B) Chips shall only be issued at cashiers' cages,
live table games, and any other location approved by the executive
(C) Chips shall only be redeemed at cashiers' cages
and any other location approved by the executive director.
(D) Chips shall only be redeemed for cash, digital
currency, or check dated the day of the redemption, except when the chips were
obtained or used unlawfully.
(E) Any casino operator may demand the redemption of its
chips from any person in possession of them.
casino operator's internal controls shall detail the procedure for the
redemption or exchange of gaming chips from other casinos, including the
logging of the foreign chip exchanges.
(G) Casino operators shall not allow patrons to wager,
exchange, use, or redeem gaming chips issued by another casino unless the
casino operator's internal controls detail a procedure for doing
Rule 3772-11-15 | Inventory of chips.
April 29, 2017
(A) All value chip and non-value chip movements to and from the main chip inventory, reserve chip inventory, and secondary chip inventory shall be documented in the chip inventory ledger, including the following:
(1) Chips as they are received from the manufacturer;
(2) Chips moved between the main inventory, reserve inventory, or secondary inventory; and
(3) Chips permanently removed from inventory for destruction or retirement.
(B) Chip movements into, between, or out of inventories shall be conducted in the presence of at least two licensed employees from different departments. The denominations, number, and amount of chips taken or returned shall be recorded in the chip inventory ledger, together with the date and signatures of the two licensed employees carrying out this process.
(C) The casino operator's accounting department shall monthly complete a physical inventory count of all chips at the casino facility and record the results in the chip inventory ledger. Each employee who inspected and counted the chips shall sign either the inventory ledger or other supporting documentation.
(D) The casino accounting department shall then compute and record the unredeemed liability for each denomination of chips and record the result in the chip inventory ledger.
(E) The procedures to be utilized to compute the unredeemed liability and to inventory chips shall be submitted in the internal controls to the commission for approval.
(F) The physical inventory of chips in the secondary and reserve inventories shall only be required annually if the inventory procedures incorporate a commission-sealed, locked storage compartment. Seals shall be removed only by a commission agent, with each violation of this requirement reported upon discovery to a commission gaming agent on duty.
(G) All chips in the possession of the casino operator shall be stored in the chip bank, vault, or locked compartment in a cashier's cage, except that chips may be locked in a transparent compartment on closed gaming tables or kept in the open compartment on open gaming tables.
(H) Damaged chips must not be used and shall be stored until they can be removed from inventory and destroyed.
Rule 3772-11-16 | Destruction of chips.
April 29, 2017
(A) Casino operators may, with the approval of the commission, destroy chips that have been removed from inventory according to the requirements of this chapter.
(B) At least seven days before the anticipated destruction of chips, a casino operator shall notify the commission in writing of the following:
(1) The date on which and the location at which the destruction will be performed;
(2) The denomination of the chips to be destroyed;
(3) The number and amount of value chips to be destroyed;
(4) The description and number of non-value chips to be destroyed; and
(5) A detailed explanation of the method of destruction.
(C) The casino facility's surveillance staff and a commission gaming agent shall be notified before the commencement of destruction.
(D) The destruction of chips shall occur in a room monitored by surveillance for the duration of destruction.
(E) Unless otherwise authorized by the executive director, the destruction of chips shall be carried out in the presence of at least three licensed employees, one from the cage department, one from the table games department, and the other one from the security department. The following information regarding destroyed chips shall be recorded in the chip inventory ledger:
(1) The denomination, number, and amount of value chips or, in the case of nonvalue chips, the description and number so destroyed;
(2) The signatures of the licensed employees carrying out the destruction; and
(3) The date and time the destruction took place.
Rule 3772-11-17 | Counterfeit chips.
The casino operator shall notify a commission gaming agent when a counterfeit chip is discovered and shall deliver the counterfeit chip to the commission gaming agent.
Rule 3772-11-19 | Proving chips.
December 22, 2018
(A) A dealer shall prove chips when
opening, closing, filling, or crediting a table by displaying and counting
chips in full view of surveillance and a table games supervisor or higher
(B) Proving chips shall include the
dealer placing the chips on the table game layout, separating the chips into
equal stacks, and displaying each of the chips from one of the stacks
individually to show the exact count of chips in that stack.
Rule 3772-11-20 | Dice specifications.
April 29, 2017
(A) Casino operators must submit a schematic and production sample of proposed dice or cards to the executive director for approval before placing them into play.
(B) Unless otherwise approved by the executive director or executive director's designee, each die used in casino gaming shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Be formed in the shape of a cube with a size no smaller than .750 inch on each side and not any larger than .775 inch on each side;
(2) Be transparent and made exclusively of cellulose except for the spots, name, or trade name of the casino facility and serial numbers or letters contained on the die;
(3) Have the surface of each of its sides flat and the spots contained in each side flush with the area surrounding them;
(4) Have all edges and corners square and forming ninety degree angles;
(5) Have the texture and finish of each side exactly identical to the texture and finish of all other sides;
(6) Have its weight equally distributed throughout the cube, with no side of the cube heavier or lighter than any other side of the cube;
(7) Have its six sides bearing white circular spots from one to six respectively, with the diameter of each spot equal to the diameter of every other spot on the die;
(8) Have spots arranged so that the side containing one spot is directly opposite the side containing six spots, the side containing two spots is directly opposite the side containing five spots, and the side containing three spots is directly opposite the side containing four spots. Each spot shall be placed on the die by drilling into the surface of the cube and filling the drilled-out portion with a compound that is equal in weight to the weight of the cellulose drilled out and that forms a permanent bond with the cellulose cube. Each spot shall extend into the cube exactly the same distance as every other spot extends into the cube to an accuracy tolerance of .0004 inch; and
(9) Have the name or trade name of the casino facility in which the die is being used imprinted or impressed on the die.
(C) Unless otherwise documented in the internal controls and approved by the commission, all cards used for table games shall meet all of the following requirements:
(1) Cards shall be in standard decks of fifty-two cards, with each card identical in size and shape to every other card in the deck or as otherwise documented in the internal controls and approved by the commission;
(2) Each standard deck shall be composed of four suits: diamonds, spades, clubs, and hearts;
(3) Each suit shall consist of thirteen cards: "ace," "king," "queen," "jack," "10," "9," "8," "7," "6," "5," "4," "3," and "2." The face of the "ace", "king", "queen", "jack", and ten value cards may contain an additional marking, as documented in the internal controls and approved by the commission, that will permit a dealer, before exposing the dealer's hole card at the game of blackjack, to determine the value of that hole card;
(4) The backs of all cards in the deck shall be identical and no card shall contain any marking, symbol, or design that will enable a person to know the identity of any element printed on the face of the card or that will in any way differentiate the back of that card from any other card in the deck;
(5) The backs of all cards in the deck shall be designed so as to diminish as far as possible the ability of any person to place concealed markings on the backs;
(6) The design to be placed on the backs of cards used by casino operators shall contain the name or trade name of the casino facility where the cards are to be used and shall be submitted to the executive director for approval before use of the cards in casino gaming activity; and
(7) Each package of cards shall be wrapped with cellophane. Casino operators may use packages containing multiple pre-shuffled decks of cards supplied by a gaming-related vendor whose quality controls have been approved by the commission.
(D) The cards used by a casino operator in any poker room game shall be visually distinguishable from the cards used by that casino operator to play any other table games.
Rule 3772-11-21 | Dice and card receipt, storage, and use.
(A) Each casino operator shall ensure
that dice and cards are stored in commission approved secure storage areas both
before and after use for casino gaming. The storage area for used dice and
cards shall be separate from the storage area for new dice and
(B) Each storage area shall contain an
inventory ledger. The ledgers shall be updated whenever dice or cards are added
or removed from the storage area and whenever dice or cards are canceled or
destroyed. The ledgers shall be reconciled on a daily basis and at a minimum
include the following:
(1) The current balance
of dice and cards of each type on hand in the storage areas;
(2) All transactions for
when dice or cards are added or removed from the storage area or are canceled
(3) The date and time of
each transaction; and
(4) The signature of each
licensed employee involved with each transaction;
(C) When dice or cards are received for
use in the casino facility all of the following requirements shall be
(1) The packages shall be
inspected for proper quantity and any obvious damage by at least two licensed
employees, one of whom shall be from the table games department and the other
from the security department or accounting department;
(2) The dice or cards
shall be recorded in the inventory ledgers by a licensed member of the
security, accounting, or table games department. Any discrepancies in the
invoice or packing list or any defects found shall be reported upon discovery
to a commission gaming agent on duty; and
(3) The boxes shall be
placed in secured storage by at least two licensed employees, one from the
table games department and the other from either the security department or
(D) Each day, at the time listed in a
casino operator's internal controls, and at other times as may be
necessary, a table games supervisor, in the presence of a security department
employee and after notification to surveillance, shall remove the appropriate
number of dice and cards from the storage area for that gaming
(E) Before being transported to the pit
area, all dice and cards shall be recorded on the inventory ledgers. Both the
authorized table games department employee and security department employee
shall sign verifying the information.
(F) Once the dice and cards are removed
from storage, the table games supervisor, in the presence of a security
department employee, shall take the dice and cards to the pits and distribute
the dice and cards to the table games supervisors as necessary.
(G) The table games supervisor shall
place extra dice and cards not immediately prepared for use into locked
compartments in the pits.
(H) Dice and cards brought to the gaming
floor but not used shall be returned to the inventory at the secured storage
location by a table games supervisor, in the presence of a security department
employee and after notification to surveillance.
(I) Any movement of dice or cards between
pits after being delivered to the pit shall be made by a table games supervisor
and require a security escort after notifying surveillance.
(J) The casino operator's internal
controls shall include procedures for changing cards after periods of
(K) Dice and cards are unsuitable for use
and must be removed from play if there is any indication of tampering, flaws,
scratches, marks, or other defects that might affect the integrity of the game.
Unsuitable dice or cards identified by the casino operator shall be reported to
a commission gaming agent on duty and surveillance.
(L) If a single card is damaged and is
therefore unsuitable for use on a game using multiple decks of cards, a single
card may be replaced. The replacement shall be conducted according to the
(1) Surveillance is
notified of the replacement;
(2) The single card is
replaced from a designated replacement deck kept locked in the pit stand;
(3) The replacement deck
is used only once, is made whole with the insertion of the affected card, and
is immediately sealed and placed into either the cancellation or destruction
process required by this chapter.
(M) If a card is damaged and therefore
unsuitable for use on a game using a single deck the entire deck must be
(N) At the end of each gaming day or at
any other times as may be necessary, a table games supervisor other than the
person who originally inspected the dice shall visually inspect each die for
evidence of tampering. Any detected evidence of tampering shall be immediately
reported to the commission gaming agent on duty.
(O) ) After notifying surveillance, used
dice and cards must be removed from the gaming floor by security and
transported to the secured storage area to be canceled or
(P) Used dice and cards shall be
transported secured in transparent sealed bags which are designed so that any
tampering after they are sealed is evident. The transparent bags should include
the following information:
(1) The date and time of
removal from play;
(2) The table number;
(3) The signature of the
employees removing the dice or cards from play.
(Q) A physical inventory of all dice and
cards both in storage and in play at the casino facility shall be conducted by
employees with no incompatible functions with discrepancies reported to the
commission gaming agent on duty.
Rule 3772-11-22 | Table game and poker cards; specifications.
April 29, 2017
(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 commissions 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.
Rule 3772-11-23 | Table game cards; receipt, storage, inspections, and removal from use.
April 29, 2017
(A) All dice and cards used in casino gaming shall be either canceled or destroyed. Dice and cards permanently removed from new inventory for any other reason also shall be canceled or destroyed.
(B) The cancellation or destruction of dice and cards shall take place in a secure place approved by the commission, and shall be performed in the presence of a member of the casino operator's security department.
(C) If a flawed, marked, or suspicious die or card is identified, cancellation or destruction shall be suspended and a commission gaming agent and the surveillance department shall be notified.
(D) Cancellation of dice and cards shall occur by drilling a circular hole of at least 3/16 of an inch in diameter through the center of each die or card or by other method documented in the internal controls and approved by the commission.
(E) Destruction of dice or cards shall occur by shredding.
(F) The casino operator's internal controls shall include procedures for cancellation and destruction of dice and cards including the following requirements:
(1) The licensed positions that may participate in the cancellation or destruction of dice or cards;
(2) Surveillance notification before cancellation or destruction of the dice or cards;
(3) Specifically how cancellation or destruction will be accomplished, including the use of any special equipment;
(4) How the dice and card ledgers will be updated as a result of the cancellation or destruction; and
(5) Any other applicable security measures required by the commission.
Rule 3772-11-24 | Mandatory table game count procedure.
Each casino operator's internal controls shall establish the times when drop boxes will be removed and the contents counted. The removal and counting of contents at other than the designated times shall be prohibited, unless the casino operator provides advance written notice to the commission's gaming agent on site of a change in times or the commission requires a change of authorized times.
Rule 3772-11-25 | Patron exchanges.
(A) Whenever cash is presented by a
patron at a gaming table to obtain gaming chips, the following requirements
shall be met:
(1) The cash shall be
spread on the top of the gaming table by the dealer or boxperson accepting the
cash, in full view of the patron who presented the cash and the supervisor
assigned to that gaming table;
(2) The cash shall be
taken from the top of the gaming table and placed by the dealer or boxperson
into the drop box.
(B) When the value of cash and chips in
patron exchanges exceeds thresholds set by the executive director or the
executive director's designee, the following additional requirements shall
(1) The amount to be
exchanged shall be announced by the dealer or box person accepting the cash or
chips, in a tone of voice calculated to be heard by the patron and the
supervisor assigned to that gaming table; and
(2) A supervisor shall
verify the amount of cash or chips as they are exchanged.
(C) No cash wagers shall be allowed to be
placed at any gaming table. The cash shall be converted to chips before
acceptance of a wager.
Rule 3772-11-26 | Table inventory.
April 29, 2017
(A) The casino operator's internal controls shall include that chips may be added or removed from the table inventory in only the following instances:
(1) In exchange for cash, coupons or markers, if applicable, presented by the patron;
(2) For payment of winning wagers or collection of losing wagers made at the table;
(3) Through approved internal controls governing table fill and credit procedures;
(4) In exchange with patrons for gaming chips of equal value; or
(5) In exchange with patrons for non-value chips on the roulette table.
(B) A casino operator shall not transfer or exchange chips or currency between table games.
(C) Table inventories shall be maintained in trays that are covered with a transparent locking lid when the tables are closed. The information on the table inventory slip shall be placed inside the transparent locking lid and shall be visible from the outside of the cover. In case of an emergency, the transparent lid shall be locked over the inventory until normal play resumes.
(D) The table inventory slip shall be at least a two-part form, one of which shall be designated as the "opener" and the other as the "closer."
(E) If a table game is not open for play for seven consecutive gaming days, the table inventory shall be counted and verified either by two table games supervisors or by a table games supervisor and a dealer or boxperson, who shall prepare a new table inventory slip and place the previous inventory slip in the table box.
(F) Foreign currency shall not be exchanged or accepted in the pit.
(G) Patrons must purchase chips from the casino operator. Patrons shall not purchase chips from other patrons.
Rule 3772-11-27 | Opening of gaming tables.
April 29, 2017
(A) Immediately before opening a table for gaming, a table games supervisor or table games manager shall unlock the transparent table tray lids in the presence of the dealer or boxperson assigned to the table.
(B) Either the dealer or boxperson in addition to either the table games supervisor or table games manager shall each count the chips by denomination, in accordance with rule 3772-11-19 of the Administrative Code, and verify the count to the opening table inventory slip.
(C) The dealer or boxperson and the table games supervisor or table games manager shall sign and attest to the accuracy of the information recorded on the opener.
(D) Once signed, the dealer or boxperson shall immediately deposit the opener into the drop box attached to the gaming table.
(E) Internal controls shall include procedures for reconciling instances when counted inventory differs from the amount recorded on the opener and shall include the name of the table games supervisor or table games manager preparing a table games variance slip, the signatures required, distribution of each part of the form, and the assurance that one part is deposited in the drop box. Each variance of one hundred dollars or more at any table shall be reported immediately by the table games supervisor or table games manager to a commission gaming agent on duty.
Rule 3772-11-28 | Closing of gaming tables.
April 29, 2017
(A) Whenever a gaming table is closed, all chips remaining at the table shall be counted and verified, in accordance with rule 3772-11-19 of the Administrative Code, by either two table games supervisors or a table games supervisor in addition to either a dealer or a boxperson, who shall prepare a table inventory slip.
(B) After the table inventory slip is signed by the table games supervisor and the dealer or boxperson, the dealer or boxperson shall immediately deposit the closing table inventory slip in the drop box.
(C) The table games supervisor shall place the opening inventory slip under the table tray lid in a manner that the amounts on the opening inventory slip may be read and lock the lid in place.
(D) Each time a table game is closed, complete closing procedures shall be followed to include the counting, verification, recording, and securing of the chips in the tray, as well as the proper disposal of the cards or dice that were in play. If the game is reopened again on the same gaming day, complete opening procedures shall be followed to include the counting and verification of chips in the tray and inspection of cards or dice and all applicable gaming equipment. The opening and closing inventory table slip for games that are opened and closed more than once in a gaming day may be marked in a manner that indicates the sequence of the slips.
(E) During twenty-four hour gaming, a closing table inventory slip or list of closing inventories by table and pit shall be prepared in conjunction with the table drop for that gaming day.
Rule 3772-11-29 | Payout for progressive table games.
April 29, 2017
Each table game that includes progressive manual payouts shall have a progressive meter visible to patrons. If any part of the distribution to the progressive manual payouts is being used to fund a secondary manual payout, visible signage informing players of this supplemental distribution shall be placed in the immediate area of the table. The existence of progressive manual payouts and the distributions to those manual payouts shall be set forth in the "rules of the game" within a casino operator's internal controls for each game having a progressive manual payout. Each table game not meeting this distribution requirement shall be deemed an unauthorized casino game.
Rule 3772-11-31 | Automated table fills.
October 1, 2016
(A) Each casino operator shall establish
controls identifying the positions that have authority to initiate fills,
credits, or enter related data into the casino's automated table
(B) The controls shall detail the
procedures to initiate the request for fill process. If a request for fill slip
is used, procedures for distribution of the slip shall be included in the
(C) The designated positions shall enter
a request for fill into the computer, including the following
(1) The amount by
(2) The total
(3) The game or table
number and pit;
(4) The date and time;
(5) The required
signature or computer identification code of the preparers.
(D) A two-part computer-generated fill slip shall be used
to record the transfer of chips from the cashier's cage to a gaming table.
The fill slips shall be numbered by the computer in a manner that ensures that
every fill in a given calendar year has a unique sequential
(E) Two copies of the computerized fill slips shall be
printed simultaneously, and a record of the transaction shall be stored within
the computer database.
(F) If a computerized fill slip needs to be voided, the
cage cashier shall write "VOID" across the original and all copies of
the fill slip and an explanation of why the void was necessary. Both a
cashier's cage employee and either a security department employee or
another licensed employee independent of the transaction shall sign the voided
fill slip. The voided fill slips shall be submitted to the accounting
department for retention and accountability. The transaction shall be properly
voided in the computer database.
(G) A two-part fill slip shall be printed in the
cashier's cage containing the information required in paragraph (B) of
this rule. A security department employee shall verify the chip totals with the
fill slip. A cashier's cage employee shall present the ordered chips to a
security department employee in a clear chip carrier. Once verified, both a
cashier's cage employee and security department employee shall sign the
(H) After notifying surveillance, a security department
employee shall take the chips and the fill slips to the indicated table. Only a
security department employee shall transport fills. The chips shall be counted
by the dealer or boxperson and witnessed by a table games supervisor and
security department employee in full view of surveillance. After verifying the
chips to the amounts listed on the fill slip, the table games supervisor and a
dealer or boxperson shall sign the fill slips. The table games supervisor and
security department employee shall observe the dealer or boxperson place the
chips in the rack and deposit the fill slip in the table drop box. A security
department employee shall not leave the table until the chips have been placed
in the racks and the fill slip has been dropped. A security department employee
shall return a copy of the fill slip to the cashier's cage.
(I) The main bank cashier shall verify the manual fill
slips total to the amount in the automated accounting system. All fill
paperwork shall be forwarded to accounting.
(J) The ability to input data into the casino
operator's computer system from the pit shall be restricted to the
positions designated in the casino operator's internal
Rule 3772-11-32 | Procedures for recording manual table credits.
April 29, 2017
Each casino operator shall have a system approved by the commission and documented in the internal controls which shall allow for the table game fills and credits to be processed when the primary automated system is unavailable.
Rule 3772-11-33 | Automated table credits.
October 1, 2016
(A) Two-part computer-generated credit
slips shall be used to record the transfer of chips from a gaming table to the
cashier's cage. The credit slips shall be sequentially numbered by the
computer system, ensuring that each credit in a given calendar year is assigned
a unique number. Chips shall not be transported unless accompanied by a credit
(B) The positions designated in the
casino operator's internal controls shall enter a request for credit into
the computer, including the following information:
(1) The amount by
(3) Game or table number
(4) Date and time;
(5) Required signatures
or computer identification code of the preparers.
(C) A security department employee shall
obtain the credit slip and chip carrier from the cage and proceed to the pit
(D) The dealer or boxperson shall count
the chips in full view of a security department employee and either the table
games supervisor or an employee in a higher position. The count shall be
conducted in full view of a camera connected to the surveillance
(E) The table games supervisor and either
a dealer or a boxperson shall verify that the value of the chips in the carrier
matches the amount on the credit slip and sign the credit slip. The security
department employee shall verify that the chips match the credit slip, sign the
credit slip, and carry the chips and the credit slip to the cashier's
(F) A cashier's cage employee shall
receive the credit slip and the chips from the security department employee,
verify that the chips match the credit slip, and sign the credit slip. A copy
of the credit slip shall be retained by the cashier's cage.
(G) The copy of the credit slip shall be
taken back to the table by the security department employee. The table games
supervisor shall observe the dealer or boxperson deposit the copy of the credit
slip into the table drop box.
(H) The main bank cashier shall run an
adding machine tape on the credit slips and verify the total against the amount
on the automated accounting system. All credit paperwork shall be forwarded to
the accounting department by the main bank cashier.
(I) If a credit slip needs to be voided,
the cashier's cage employee shall write "VOID" and an
explanation of why the void was necessary across the original and all copies of
the credit slip. Both the cashier's cage employee and a security
department employee independent of the transaction shall sign the voided credit
slip. The voided credit slip shall be transferred to the accounting department,
where the slip shall be retained. The transaction shall be properly voided in
the computer database.
(J) The ability to input data into the
casino operator's computer system from the pit shall be restricted to the
positions designated in the casino operator's internal
(K) Each employee in accounting who makes
corrections shall initial each correction and include that employee's
commission license number.
Rule 3772-11-34 | Table game layouts.
January 1, 2021
All table game layouts shall be meet the following
(A) Markings on the layout shall be of a size that can be
adequately seen by the surveillance;
(B) The odds of winnings and payouts shall be included in
markings on the layout when required by the executive director;
(C) The designs shall not contain any feature that tends to
create a distraction from the game;
(D) All other components of the game on the layout shall be
of a size that can be adequately seen by surveillance; and
(E) A colored depiction of the table shall be submitted to
the executive director for approval before being placed into play.
Rule 3772-11-35 | Table game pit areas and supervision.
(A) Pit areas may be on multiple levels
or locations within a casino facility. Pit areas shall be described by casino
operators in their internal controls at a minimum by their locations,
configurations, and restrictions on access as approved by the
(B) Each casino operator shall maintain
staffing of table games supervisors or similar positions as approved by the
(C) The table games supervisors and the
oversight of their assigned table games and pit operations shall be directly
supervised by either a table games manager or casino shift
(D) The casino shift manager shall assign
table games managers specific responsibilities regarding activities associated
with specific tables.
(E) Each full-size baccarat table shall
be in a separate room or area as approved by the executive director or
executive director's designee.
Rule 3772-11-36 | Instructional table games offered to public.
April 29, 2017
(A) A casino operator may offer instructional table games if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) Only canceled cards and dice are used;
(2) Gaming chips used in the instructional table game are marked "no cash value" or are distinctively different from any value and non-value chips used in the casino facility and can be readily seen if intermingled into a stack of active chips of a similar color;
(3) For roulette, non-value chips are distinctively different in design than those used on the gaming floor or have been drilled or otherwise canceled;
(4) No wagering is permitted;
(5) No prizes are awarded in association with the games;
(6) All participants are at least twenty-one years of age; and
(7) The executive director gives approval to the casino operator to use the instructional table game.
(B) Written notification setting forth the date, time, type of event, and event location shall be submitted for approval to the executive director at least seven days in advance of the instructional game.
Rule 3772-11-37 | Minimum and maximum table game wagers.
September 26, 2015
(A) All minimum and maximum wagers shall be posted at each table and may be changed between games by posting new table limits.
(B) If the minimum or maximum wager is changed, the sign shall be changed to reflect the new amount. A casino operator may allow the following bets during a table limit change:
(1) Patrons who were playing when minimum table limits were raised may continue to place bets under the old table minimum limit; and
(2) Patrons who were playing when a maximum table limit was lowered may be allowed to continue placing bets under the previous table maximum bet.
(C) Payment on wagers that cannot be made evenly shall be rounded up to the next chip denomination.
(D) A patron may aggregate current bets to satisfy a table game minimum unless the casino posts that aggregation is not permitted.
(E) Unless otherwise approved by the commission, casino operators shall not accept wagers from anyone other than an individual wagering from a recognized table position.
Rule 3772-11-38 | Dealer and boxperson hand clearing.
Each dealer and each boxperson shall clear that individual's hands in view of all persons in the immediate area and surveillance before and after touching that individual's body and when entering and exiting the game. "Clearing" one's hands shall mean holding and placing both hands out in front of the body with the fingers of both hands spread and rotating the hands to expose both the palms and the backs of the hands to demonstrate that the hands are empty.
Rule 3772-11-39 | Table gamesinspection and maintenance.
October 1, 2016
(A) Each casino operator shall establish the following controls
for inspecting and maintaining roulette tables, roulette wheels, "Big
Six" games, and any other table game mechanism, as required by the
(1) Procedures for and personnel involved in
inspecting and balancing wheels before the table is opened for
(2) Procedures for inspecting any roulette balls
that may be played in that gaming day;
(3) Procedures for assessing the randomness of
(4) Logging of inspections and maintenance;
(5) A maintenance schedule for games with
(B) The casino operator shall immediately notify the commission
upon discovering that a roulette table, ball, or wheels play was