36.05.03.03

.03 Procedures for Opening a Table Game.

A. When a table game is to be opened for gaming activity, a security department employee shall transport directly from the cage to the gaming table the locked container with the table inventory and the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip if the Slip is not already attached to the gaming table.

B. Immediately prior to opening the table game for gaming, the floorperson assigned to the gaming table shall unlock the container with the table inventory after assuring that it is the proper container for that gaming table.

C. The dealer or boxperson assigned to the gaming table shall count the contents of the table inventory in the presence of the floorperson assigned to the gaming table and reconcile the count to the totals on the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip removed from the container.

D. The dealer or boxperson assigned to the table, and the floorperson who observed the dealer or boxperson count the contents of the container, shall attest to the accuracy of the information recorded on the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip by signing the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip.

E. After the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip has been signed as required under §D of this regulation, the dealer, boxperson or floorperson shall immediately deposit the slip into the table game drop box attached to the gaming table.

F. If there is a discrepancy between the amount of gaming chips and plaques counted and the amount of the gaming chips and plaques recorded on the duplicate copy of the Table Inventory Slip:

(1) The discrepancy shall be immediately verbally reported to the floorperson or above, the security department and a Commission compliance representative;

(2) In the presence of the floorperson or above, the dealer or boxperson assigned to the table shall recount the table inventory and complete a new Table Inventory Slip reflecting the results of the dealerís or boxpersonís recount of the table inventory;

(3) The floorperson or above shall:

(a) Prepare an Error Notification Slip, which shall be a three-part form containing:

(i) The date and time;

(ii) The type of game;

(iii) The table number and pit; and

(iv) An explanation of the discrepancy;

(b) Write "Incorrect Copy" on the copy of the Table Inventory Slip that was in the table inventory;

(c) Sign the "Incorrect Copy"; and

(d) Write "Correct Copy" on both copies of the Table Inventory Slip required to be prepared by the dealer or boxperson under §F(2) of this regulation.

(4) The "Correct Copy" shall be signed by the dealer or boxperson who recounted the table inventory, and the floorperson or above.

(5) After the signatures required under §F(4) of this regulation have been obtained, the dealer or boxperson shall deposit in the drop box the "Incorrect Copy" Table Inventory Slip, both copies of the "Correct Copy" Table Inventory Slip and the first copy of the Error Notification Slip.

G. A dealer or boxperson shall give the second copy of the Error Notification Slip to the pit clerk or floorperson or above, and shall deliver the third copy of the Error Notification Slip to a Commission compliance representative.

H. For any unresolved discrepancy greater than $100, the security or surveillance department shall investigate the discrepancy and, within 24 hours, complete a written incident report and immediately forward a copy to a Commission compliance representative.