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 controlling the dealer controlled electronic table game system shall be under dual key control, with one key controlled by the accounting department and the other key controlled by the table games department or the slot operations department.

C. All aspects of a dealer controlled electronic table game system, including the computer and any related hardware, software or related devices, shall be tested by an independent certified testing laboratory and approved by the Commission prior to use by a facility operator.

D. In addition to the requirements for table games under COMAR 36.05, a facility operator using a dealer controlled electronic table game system shall include in its internal controls, at a minimum:

(1) Procedures to ensure the physical security of the computer and related hardware, software and other devices.

(2) Procedures to ensure the integrity and security of all sensitive data and software.

(3) Procedures to ensure that access to sensitive data and software is limited to only appropriate personnel.

(4) Procedures to ensure the logging of the events and the availability of records to enable an effective audit of the conduct of the system and the reporting of revenue.

E. A dealer controlled electronic table game shall have the ability to authenticate the transmission of data between the various components of the dealer controlled electronic table game system.

F. A dealer controlled electronic table game system shall:

(1) Credit funds to the game account of a player when a player buys in to a game at a particular table game and debit any remaining funds from the game account when a player cashes out of the game;

(2) Permit a player to:

(a) Wager from a game account;

(b) Collect a losing wager from a game account; and

(c) Pay a winning wager by crediting the amount of the winnings and corresponding wager to the game account;

(3) In the game of Poker:

(a) Debit a game account and increment pot for a wager;

(b) Distribute a winning pot by crediting the game account of a winning player in the appropriate amounts;

(c) Extract the rake from a player or pot according to the rake procedures established under the standard rules for Poker, and debit the game account of a player in the correct amounts; and

(d) Make a player’s balance or table stakes visible to all players in the game;

(4) Depict the transactions described in §F(1), (2) and (3) of this regulation through one or more electronic fund displays that are visible to each player and to the dealer or boxperson;

(5) Disclose to a player at all times the current balance in the player’s game account;

(6) Accurately report and audit the table game’s win or loss, or Poker revenue, in accordance with the standard rules for Poker;

(7) Be capable of generating reports setting forth, by gaming day, for each table game using the dealer controlled electronic table game system:

(a) The total amount deposited into the game account of a player;

(b) The total amount deposited into game accounts by all players;

(c) The total amount credited to the game account of a player in payment of winnings;

(d) The total amount credited to the game accounts of all players in payment of winnings;

(e) The total amount collected from a player as losing wagers;

(f) The total amount collected from all players as losing wagers;

(g) The total amount withdrawn from game accounts by each player;

(h) The total amount withdrawn from game accounts by all players; and

(i) The table game win or loss; and

(j) If applicable, for Poker:

(i) The total amount deducted from the game account of a player for collection of Poker rake time charges under the standard rules for Poker;

(ii) The total amount collected from the accounts of each player for collection of Poker rake time charges under the standard rules for Poker;

(iii) The total amount collected from Poker pots for collection of Poker rake under the standard rules for Poker; and

(iv) The table game Poker revenue.

G. The display of a virtual chip on a dealer controlled electronic table game that depicts the transactions described in §F(1), (2) and (3) of this regulation is not required to meet the physical requirements for chips under COMAR 36.05.02.

H. A dealer controlled electronic table game system shall have no more than 14 table game positions in operation for every dealer.

I. After installation, Agency staff shall inspect a dealer controlled electronic table game system prior to use by a facility operator.