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36.03.11.04

.04 Table Games Surveillance Requirements.

A. Surveillance System. In addition to the surveillance system requirements in Regulation .03 of this chapter and COMAR 36.03.10, a facility operator that offers table games shall have a surveillance system that includes:

(1) Light sensitive cameras with lenses of sufficient magnification to allow the certificate holder to clandestinely monitor in detail:

(a) The gaming conducted at each gaming table in the licensed facility with sufficient clarity and coverage to simultaneously:

(i) Identify patrons and dealers; and

(ii) View the table and determine the configuration of wagers, card, dice and tile values and game outcomes;

(b) The movement of cash, gaming chips, and plaques, tip boxes, and drop boxes within the facility; and

(c) Any other activity or areas designated by the Commission; and

(2) Stationary cameras dedicated to table games, including:

(a) Except for Craps, Baccarat, Roulette and Big Six Wheel, at least one stationary camera for each table game offered by the facility;

(b) At least two stationary cameras for each Craps table, with one camera covering each end of the table;

(c) At least two stationary cameras for each Baccarat table, with one camera covering each end of the table;

(d) At least two stationary cameras for each Roulette table, with one camera covering the Roulette wheel and one camera covering the Roulette table layout;

(e) At least two stationary cameras for each Big Six Wheel, with one camera covering the Big Six Wheel and one camera covering the Big Six Wheel table layout; and

(f) Additional cameras as required by the Commission, which may include cameras with 360-degree pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities.

B. Required Recordings. A facility’s surveillance system must continuously record transmissions from cameras used to observe the:

(1) Gaming conducted at table games;

(2) Collection of drop boxes and tip boxes;

(3) Distribution of cards, dice, and tiles to gaming pits;

(4) Inspection of cards, dice, and tiles in the gaming pits and at the gaming tables;

(5) Retrieval of cards, dice, and tiles from the gaming pits at the end of the gaming day; and

(6) Delivery of cards, dice, and tiles to the location designated and approved by the Commission for inspection, cancellation, destruction, or, if applicable, packaging for reuse.

C. Retention.

(1) The surveillance recordings required under §B of this regulation shall be retained for a minimum of 7 days.

(2) A surveillance recording of suspicious activity, suspected or alleged regulatory violations, or suspected or alleged criminal activity shall be retained for a minimum of 30 days.

(3) A surveillance recording shall be made available for review upon request by law enforcement.

D. Commission approval of monitoring rooms.

(1) Prior to the commencement of table game operations, a facility shall submit to the Commission a revised minimum staffing submission for the facility operator’s surveillance monitor rooms.

(2) The minimum staffing submission must consider the size and layout of the licensed facility as well as the number of table games and must at all times provide for surveillance of activities inside and outside the licensed facility.

(3) A facility operator may not implement a surveillance plan, or an amendment to a surveillance plan or minimum staffing submission, without prior Commission approval.

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