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Section 3772.20 | Slot machines; minimum and maximum wagers.


(A) A maximum of five thousand slot machines may be operated at a casino facility. Each casino operator for each casino facility shall determine the total number of slot machines in their facility, up to a maximum of five thousand slot machines that may be operated at such casino facility. There shall be no limit on the number of table games allowed at each casino facility.

(B) Any slot machine game or table game currently authorized in, and any future slot machine or table game authorized in, the states of Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia may be conducted at casino facilities in this state at the discretion of a licensed casino operator but only after being approved, upon application by a licensed casino operator, by the commission.

(C) Minimum and maximum wagers on casino gaming shall be determined by casino operators, subject to the commission's approval.

(D) No slot machine shall be set to pay out less than the theoretical payout percentage, which shall be not less than eighty-five per cent, as specifically approved by the commission. The commission shall adopt rules that define the theoretical payout percentage of a slot machine based on the total value of the jackpots expected to be paid by a slot machine divided by the total value of slot machine wagers expected to be made on that slot machine during the same portion of the game cycle. In determining the theoretical payout percentage, the commission may consider market conditions, the payout percentage in other states, the impact on gaming within the market, or any other factor the commission deems relevant. The commission may adjust the payout percentage at any time.

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