36.03.11.05

.05 Gaming Floor Plan.

A. At least 60 days before video lottery terminal or table game operations are to commence, a facility operator shall submit a floor plan depicting its gaming floor and all restricted areas to the Commission for review and written approval.

B. A facility operator may not commence operations until its gaming floor plan is approved in writing by the Commission.

C. A gaming floor plan that a facility operator submits to the Commission shall:

(1) Be drawn to 1/8 inch scale, unless another scale is approved by the Commission;

(2) Be certified by an architect licensed to practice in Maryland;

(3) Depict the gaming floor with a notation as to:

(a) Total square feet;

(b) Total square feet utilized for the placement of video lottery terminals and table games;

(c) Total square feet reserved for future placement of video lottery terminals and table games;

(d) Each video lottery terminal or table game location, identified by number and notation as to whether it is proposed for present use or reserved for future use;

(e) Number of video lottery terminal and table game locations proposed for use on the gaming floor;

(f) Number of video lottery terminal and table game locations reserved for future use;

(g) Each seat on the gaming floor;

(h) Perimeter of the gaming floor;

(i) A clearly delineated route for and individual who is not allowed to play video lottery terminals or table games to bypass the gaming floor;

(j) Each automated bill breaker, gaming ticket redemption, coupon redemption, and jackpot payout machine; and

(k) Each security department zone, including a notation as to whether it is a fixed or roving post;

(4) Depict all restricted areas within the facility with a notation as to:

(a) Cashiers' cage, any satellite cashiers' cage, and ancillary offices, inclusive of each cashiers' cage window location and location number;

(b) Computer space allocated to the central monitor and control system;

(c) Count rooms and any trolley storage areas;

(d) An area designated for the storage or repair of equipment or video lottery terminals or table game equipment;

(e) Information technology department operations centers;

(f) Progressive controller locations;

(g) Surveillance monitoring room;

(h) Vault and armored car bay locations; and

(i) Any area designated as restricted by the facility operator in its Commission-approved internal controls;

(5) Depict each surveillance camera with a notation as to camera type and location number; and

(6) Depict each automated teller machine installed in accordance with COMAR 36.03.03.07.

D. If a gaming floor includes an outdoor area, in addition to the requirements of §C of this regulation an operator shall submit to the Commission a gaming floor plan that includes:

(1) The amenities that the operator intends to offer in the outdoor area;

(2) An affidavit from the chief executive officer attesting that the outdoor area and its intended use meet all applicable local and State requirements; and

(3) A plan for player and equipment safety during inclement weather.

E. A facility operator may not implement any change to its approved gaming floor plan without the prior written approval of the Commission.