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36.05.02.00.htm 36.05.02.00. Title 36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY Subtitle 05 TABLE GAMES Chapter 02 Table Game Equipment Authority: State Government Article, §9-1A-02 and 9-1A-04, Annotated Code of Maryland
36.05.02.01.htm 36.05.02.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Chip runner” means an employee of a facility operator whose job duties include transporting cash to the poker room cage or the poker cashier window at the main cage for dealers or players of the poker room to be exchanged for value chips.2) “Edge” means the surface of a gaming chip across which its thickness can be measured in a perpendicular line from one face to the other.
36.05.02.02.htm 36.05.02.02. 02 Gaming Chips and Promotional Chips.. A. A gaming chip issued by a facility operator shall be in the form of a disk.. B. A gaming chip may not be issued by a facility operator or utilized in a facility until:. 1) The facility operator submits to the Commission for approval the design specifications of the proposed gaming chip, including a detailed schematic depicting the actual size and location of:a) Each face, including any indentations or impressions;. b) The edge; and.
36.05.02.03.htm 36.05.02.03. 03 Value Chips.. A. A facility operator may issue and use value chips in denominations of $1, $2, $2.50, $5, $20, $25, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, and other denominations approved in advance by the Commission under COMAR 36.05.03.16.B. A primary color may not be used as a secondary color on a value chip of another denomination if its use on the edge is reasonably likely to cause confusion as to the chip’s denomination when the edge alone is visible.
36.05.02.04.htm 36.05.02.04. 04 Roulette Chips.. A. A facility operator shall issue a roulette chip solely for the purpose of gaming at roulette.. B. At least once on any location of each face of a roulette chip, a roulette chip issued by a facility operator must contain identifying characteristics that are applied in a manner ensuring that each identify characteristic is clearly visible and remains a permanent part of the roulette chip.C. The identifying characteristics required under §B of this regulation sha
36.05.02.05.htm 36.05.02.05. 05 Roulette Chips—Permitted Uses, Inventory, and Impressment.. A. A roulette chip shall be issued to a particular roulette table and be used for gaming at that table only, and:1) A roulette chip used at a particular roulette table must have the same design, insert or symbol as required under Regulation .04 of this chapter; and2) A facility operator or an employee may not knowingly allow a player to remove a roulette chip from the roulette table to which it was issued.
36.05.02.06.htm 36.05.02.06. 06 Tournament Chips.. A. If a facility operator conducts a table game tournament, the tournament shall be conducted using tournament chips.B. The identifying characteristics of a tournament chip must include at least:. 1) The name, logo, or other approved identification of the facility operator issuing the tournament chip;2) The word “Tournament”. 3) The denomination of the chip;. 4) The phrase “No Cash Value”.
36.05.02.07.htm 36.05.02.07. 07 Poker Rake Chips.. A. To facilitate the collection of the rake, a facility operator may use poker rake chips in the poker room.B. Poker rake chips:. 1) Shall only be used by dealers; and. 2) May only be substituted for value chips that have been collected as part of the rake prior to the rake being placed in a drop box.C. A dealer shall keep unused poker rake chips in the table inventory container.. D. The denominations that may be used for poker rake chips are $2, $3, or $4..
36.05.02.08.htm 36.05.02.08. 08 Additional Gaming Chips; Removing Chips from Use.. A. Value Chips.. 1) Within 120 days of the commencement of table games at a facility, the facility operator shall have at least one Commission-approved set of value chips that may be used as a back-up for $100 and $500 value chips in active use.2) A back-up set of value chips maintained for use by a facility operator shall have secondary colors that are different from the secondary colors of the value chips in active
36.05.02.09.htm 36.05.02.09. 09 Plaques.. A. A plaque issued by a facility operator shall be a solid, one-piece object constructed entirely of plastic or other substance, and a plaque shall:1) Be square, rectangular, or elliptical in shape;. 2) Have at least two, but not more than six, smooth, plane surfaces;. 3) Have at least two faces opposite and parallel to each other and identical in shape;. B. A facility operator shall not issue a plaque or allow its use in a facility unless:. 1) The facility operator
36.05.02.10.htm 36.05.02.10. 10 Permissible Wagers; Exchange and Redemption of Chips and Plaques.. A. Wagering at table games in a facility shall be conducted with gaming chips, plaques, electronic wagering credits, and other wagering instruments approved in advance by the Commission.B. A value chip previously issued by a facility operator that is not in active use by that facility operator may not be used for any gaming purpose in a facility, and may be redeemed only at the cage as provided in §E of this
36.05.02.11.htm 36.05.02.11. 11 Chips and Plaques—Receipt, Inventory, Security, Storage, and Destruction.. A. Receipt.. 1) A shipment of gaming chips or plaques that is received from a manufacturer or supplier shall be unloaded and transported to a secure area, which is covered by the facility operator’s surveillance system, by at least two employees of the facility operator.2) The chips or plaques shall then be opened and checked by at least two employees, who shall promptly report to a Commission
36.05.02.12.htm 36.05.02.12. 12 Dice.. A. Except as otherwise provided in §B and C of this regulation, each die used in the play of table games shall:1) Be formed in the shape of a perfect cube and of a size not smaller than 0.750 inch on each side nor any larger than 0.775 inch on each side, with a tolerance of + 0.005;2) Be transparent and made exclusively of cellulose except for the spots, name or logo of the facility operator, and serial number or letters on the die;3) Be perfectly flat on t
36.05.02.13.htm 36.05.02.13. 13 Dice ― Receipt, Storage, Inspection, and Removal.. A. Receipt.. 1) A shipment of dice that is received from a manufacturer or supplier shall be immediately unloaded and transported to a secure area which is covered by the facility operator’s surveillance system under the supervision of at least two employees of the facility operator.2) The boxes of dice shall then be inspected by at least two employees of the facility operator to ensure that the seals on e
36.05.02.14.htm 36.05.02.14. 14 Sic Bo Shaker Security Procedures.. A. Storage.. 1) Manual and automated sic bo shakers that have not been filled with dice may be stored in a locked compartment in a pit stand.2) An automated sic bo dice shaker which has been filled with dice shall be secured to the sic bo table at all times.B. Inspection.. 1) At the end of each gaming day, a pit manager or above shall inspect all sic bo shakers that have been placed in use for gaming for evidence of tampering.
36.05.02.15.htm 36.05.02.15. 15 Cards.. A. Except as otherwise approved by the Commission, cards used to play table games shall be in decks of 52 cards with each card identical in size and shape to every other card in the deck.1) Nothing in this regulation shall be construed to prohibit a manufacturer from manufacturing decks of cards with one or more jokers in each deck.2) Jokers may not be used by the facility operator in the play of any game unless authorized by the rules of the game.
36.05.02.16.htm 36.05.02.16. 16 Cards ― Receipt, Storage, Inspection, and Removal.. A. Receipt.. 1) A shipment of decks of cards that is received from a manufacturer or supplier shall be unloaded immediately and transported to a secure area which is covered by the facility operator’s surveillance system under the supervision of at least two employees of the facility operator.2) The boxes of decks of cards shall be opened and inspected to ensure that the seals on each box are intact, unbroken, and f
36.05.02.17.htm 36.05.02.17. 17 Dealing Shoes and Automated Card Shuffling Devices.. A. In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Base plate” means an interior shelf of a dealing shoe on which a card rests.. 2) “Face plate” means the front wall of the dealing shoe against which the next card to be dealt rests and which typically contains a cutout.C. A manual dealing shoe must be designed and constructed to maintain the integrity of the game at w
36.05.02.18.htm 36.05.02.18. 18 Pai Gow Tiles.. A. Pai gow shall be played with a set of 32 rectangular tiles. B. Each tile in a set must be identical in size and shading to every other tile in the set, and shall:1) Be made of a nontransparent black material, formed in the shape of a rectangle, and be not smaller than 2-1/2 inches in length, 1 inch in width and 3/8 inch in thickness;2) Have the surface of each of its sides perfectly flat, except that the front side of each tile must contain spots which ext
36.05.02.19.htm 36.05.02.19. 19 Pai Gow Tiles ― Receipt, Storage, Inspection, and Removal.. A. Receipt.. 1) A shipment of tiles that a facility operator receives from a manufacturer or contractor shall be unloaded immediately and transported to a secure area which is covered by the facility operator’s surveillance system under the supervision of at least two employees of the facility operator.2) The boxes of tiles shall then be inspected by at least two employees of the facility operator to
36.05.02.20.htm 36.05.02.20. 20 Dealer Controlled Electronic Table Games ― Requirements.. A. Wagering. A facility operator may conduct electronic wagering at a table game in accordance with this chapter.1) Electronic wagering at a table game shall be conducted through the use of a dealer controlled electronic table game system.2) If a dealer controlled electronic table game system is in use at a table game, a player may make only those wagers that are approved by the Commission.B. The computer controlli
36.05.02.21.htm 36.05.02.21. 21 Dealer Controlled Electronic Table Game System ― Procedures.. A. If a table game using a dealer controlled electronic table game system is equipped with a bill validator, a player may participate in wagering at the table game by:1) Inserting currency or a gaming voucher into the bill validator; or. 2) Presenting currency or value chips to the dealer or boxperson.. B. A dealer controlled electronic table game system that is equipped with a bill validator shall com
36.05.02.22.htm 36.05.02.22. 22 Tables.. A. A facility operator shall submit to the Commission for approval the layout for a table game that contains at least:1) The name or logo of the facility operator;. 2) Betting areas designated for the placement of wagers authorized under the standard rules; and. 3) Inscriptions that advise a player of the payout odds or amounts for all permissible wagers offered by the facility operator, except that if payout odds or amounts are not inscribed on the layout, a
36.05.02.23.htm 36.05.02.23. 23 Roulette ― Ball, Table, and Wheel Inspection; Security Procedures.. A. A ball used in Roulette shall be:. 1) Made completely of a nonmetallic substance; and. 2) Not less than 12/16 inch nor more than 14/16 inch in diameter.. B. Roulette shall be played on a table having a Roulette:. 1) Wheel of at least 30 inches in diameter at one end of the table; and. 2) Layout imprinted on the opposite end of the table.. C. Prior to opening a Roulette table for gaming ac
36.05.02.9999.htm 36.05.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―19 adopted as an emergency provision effective March 1, 2013 (40:6 Md. R. 471) adopted permanently effective June 24, 2013 (40:12 Md. R. 1044)Regulation .01B amended as an emergency provision effective January 2, 2014 (41:2 Md. R. 89) emergency status expired May 12, 2014Regulation .01B amended effective May 26, 2014 (41:10 Md. R. 566) January 7, 2016 (42:26 Md. R. 1597)
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