68 IAC 15-9-1 - Applicability; general provisions

Authority: IC 4-33-4; IC 4-35-4

Affected: IC 4-33; IC 4-35

Sec. 1.

(a) This rule applies to casino licensees.
(b) The following definitions apply throughout this rule:
(1) "Gaming occupational licensee" means an occupational licensee that is:
(A) actively involved in dealing a game; or
(B) assisting with the direct operation of a gambling game.
(2) "Nongaming employee" means an occupational licensee or other casino employee who is not:
(A) actively involved in dealing a game; or
(B) assisting with the direct operation of a gambling game.
(3) "Tip count team" means a team comprised of at least two (2) individuals. The individuals making up the tip count team may be:
(A) one (1) dealer and one (1) casino cage cashier;
(B) two (2) casino cage cashiers; or
(C) other job titles as specified in the casino licensee's internal controls.
(c) Gaming occupational licensees may accept chips as a tip or gratuity only in accordance with this rule.
(d) The casino licensee or casino license applicant shall establish policies for the acceptance of tips and gratuities for gaming occupational licensees and nongaming employees. These policies shall include, at a minimum, the following requirements:
(1) No gaming occupational licensee shall accept currency as a tip or gratuity.
(2) No casino gambling operation key person or occupational licensee who serves in a supervisory position shall solicit or accept tips or gratuities from a patron.
(3) No casino employee shall solicit any tip or gratuity.
(4) No portion of a winning tip bet is allowed to remain in action. All tip bets won shall be shown to the surveillance camera and then immediately placed in the tip box by the dealer.
(5) Any other policies deemed necessary by the executive director of the commission to ensure compliance with IC 4-33, IC 4-35, and this title.
(e) A patron may pay for food and beverages with chips purchased or won by the patron. Chips received as payment for food and beverages shall be redeemed in accordance with section 4 of this rule.


68 IAC 15-9-1
Indiana Gaming Commission; 68 IAC 15-9-1; filed Jul 18, 1996, 8:45 a.m.: 19 IR 3335; filed Mar 21, 1997, 10:00 a.m.: 20 IR 2098; readopted filed Nov 25, 2002, 10:11 a.m.: 26 IR 1261; filed Dec 6, 2006, 2:52 p.m.: 20070103-IR-068060191FRA; filed Apr 13, 2011, 11:20 a.m.: 20110511-IR-068100498FRA Filed 11/13/2015, 2:37 p.m.: 20151209-IR-068150113FRA Readopted filed 9/30/2021, 2:07 p.m.: 20211027-IR-068210351RFA

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