Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-11.2 - Conduct of all gambling games

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

(1) Commission policy. It is the policy of the commission to require that all facilities conduct gambling games in a manner suitable to protect the public health, safety, morals, good order, and general welfare of the state. Responsibility for the employment and maintenance of suitable methods of operation rests with the facility. Willful or persistent use or toleration of methods of operation deemed unsuitable in the sole discretion of the commission will constitute grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including license revocation.
(2) Activities prohibited. A facility is expressly prohibited from the following activities:
a. Failing to conduct advertising and public relations activities in accordance with decency, dignity, good taste, and honesty.
b. Permitting persons who are visibly intoxicated to participate in gaming activity.
c. Failing to comply with or make provision for compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and rules pertaining to the operation of a facility including payment of license fees, withholding payroll taxes, and violations of alcoholic beverage laws or regulations.
d. Possessing, or permitting to remain in or upon any facility grounds, any associated gambling equipment which may have in any manner been marked, tampered with, or otherwise placed in a condition or operated in a manner which might affect the game and its payouts.
e. Permitting, if the facility was aware of, or should have been aware of, any cheating.
f.Possessing or permitting to remain in or upon any facility grounds, if the facility was aware of, or should have been aware of, any cheating device whatsoever; or conducting, carrying on, operating, or dealing any cheating or thieving game or device on the grounds.
g. Possessing or permitting to remain in or upon any facility grounds, if the facility was aware of, or should have been aware of, any gambling device which tends to alter the normal random selection of criteria which determines the results of the game or deceives the public in any way.
h. Failing to conduct gaming operations in accordance with proper standards of custom, decorum, and decency; or permitting any type of conduct that reflects negatively on the state or acts as a detriment to the gaming industry.
i. Denying a commissioner or commission representative, upon proper and lawful demand, information or access to inspect any portion of the gaming operation.
(3) Gambling aids. No person shall use, or possess with the intent to use, any calculator, computer, or other electronic, electrical, or mechanical device that:
a. Assists in projecting the outcome of a game.
b. Keeps track of cards that have been dealt.
c. Keeps track of changing probabilities.
(4) Wagers. Wagers may only be made:
a. By a person present at a facility.
b. In the form of chips, coins, or other cashless wagering.
c. By persons 21 years of age or older.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-11.2
ARC 8029B, lAB 8/12/09, effective 9/16/09

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