36.03.06.03

.03 Requirements.

A. Definitions.

(1) In this regulation the following terms have the meaning indicated.

(2) Terms Defined.

(a) “Advertisement” means any material that is:

(i) Disseminated to the public through broadcasting, publication, mail, or any other means; and

(ii) Intended to encourage video lottery terminal or table game play.

(b) “Billboard advertisement” means a roadside sign, aviation banner, or event banner that is intended to encourage video lottery terminal or table game play.

(c) “Gambling assistance message” means a phrase approved by the Commission to encourage responsible play;

(d) “Printed advertisement” means an advertisement that appears in or on a sign, direct mailing, poster, brochure or other written material and is intended to encourage video lottery terminal or table game play.

(e) “Responsible gambling awareness materials” means a sticker, a brochure, a wallet card, or other material that conveys only problem gambling resource information.

(f) “Underage warning message” means the phrase: “No patron under the age of 21 is permitted on the casino floor”.

B. A facility operator shall:

(1) Post signage approved by the Commission that prominently bears the gambling assistance message and the underage warning message at each customer entrance to the gaming floor;

(2) Include the gambling assistance message on an advertisement that is intended to encourage video lottery terminal or table game play at its facility;

(3) Ensure that a printed advertisement bears the gambling assistance message and meets requirements of COMAR 36.03.03.08;

(4) Ensure that a billboard bearing a printed advertisement bears the gambling assistance message and meets requirements of COMAR 36.03.03.08;

(5) Ensure that a radio, television, or video advertisement bears the gambling assistance message and meets requirements of COMAR 36.03.03.08;

(6) Ensure that the gambling assistance message is printed on a paper product that is associated with player consumption of food or beverage if the paper product is:

(a) Special ordered; and

(b) Branded with the facility’s logo;

(7) Ensure that the gambling assistance message is printed on ticket stock; and

(8) Place in the facility responsible gambling awareness materials according to its responsible gaming plan required under Regulation .02 of this chapter.