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PDFWAC 230-15-615

Conducting the count.

(1) All house-banked card room licensees must have a three person count team except as set forth in subsections (2) and (3) of this section. The three person count team must conduct the count as follows:
(a) The contents of drop boxes must not be combined before the count team separately counts and records the contents of each box; and
(b) As each drop box is placed on the count table, a count team member must announce the game, table number, and shift, if applicable, loudly enough to be heard by all persons present and to be recorded by the audio recording equipment; and
(c) A count team member must empty the contents onto the count table; and
(d) Immediately after the contents are emptied onto the count table, a count team member must display the inside of the drop box to the closed circuit television camera, and show it to at least one other count team member to confirm that all contents of the drop box have been removed. A count team member must then lock the drop box and place it in the drop box storage area; and
(e) Count team member(s) must separate the contents of each drop box into separate stacks on the count table by denominations of coin, chips, and currency and by type of form, record, or document; and
(f) At least two count team members must count, either manually or mechanically, each denomination of coin, chips, and currency separately and independently. Count team members must place individual bills and coins of the same denomination on the count table in full view of the closed circuit television cameras, and at least one other count team member must observe and confirm the accuracy of the count orally or in writing; and
(g) As the contents of each drop box are counted, a member of the count team must record the total amount of coin, chips, and currency counted (the drop) on the master games report; and
(h) If a cage cashier has recorded the opener, closer, fill slips, and credit slips on the master game report before the count, a count team member must compare the series numbers and totals recorded on the master game report to the fill slips, credit slips, and table inventory slips removed from the drop boxes, confirm the accuracy of the totals, and must record, by game and shift, the totals we require on the master game report. Otherwise, the count team must complete all required information on the master game report; and
(i) The accounting department may complete the win/loss portions of the master game report independently from the count team if this is properly documented in the approved internal controls.
(2) The two person count team for licensees with card game gross gambling receipts of less than $5 million in their previous fiscal year must conduct the count as follows:
(a) The contents of drop boxes must not be combined before the count team separately counts and records the contents of each box; and
(b) As each drop box is placed on the count table, a count team member must announce the game, table number, and shift, if applicable, loudly enough to be heard by all persons present and to be recorded by the audio recording equipment; and
(c) A count team member must empty the contents onto the count table; and
(d) Immediately after the contents are emptied onto the count table, a count team member must display the inside of the drop box to the closed circuit television camera, and show it to at least one other count team member to confirm that all contents of the drop box have been removed. A count team member must then lock the drop box and place it in the drop box storage area; and
(e) A count team member must separate the contents of each drop box into separate stacks on the count table by denominations of coin, chips, and currency and by type of form, record, or document; and
(f) One count team member must count, either manually or mechanically, each denomination of coin, chips, and currency separately and independently. The count team member must place individual bills and coins of the same denomination on the count table in full view of the closed circuit television cameras, and the other count team member must observe and confirm the accuracy of the count orally or in writing; and
(g) As the contents of each drop box are counted, a member of the count team must record the total amount of coin, chips, and currency counted (the drop) on the master games report; and
(h) As the count is occurring, a surveillance employee must record in the surveillance log the total chip and currency count of each drop box and the announcement by the count team of the combined dollar count of all drop boxes; and
(i) If a cage cashier has recorded the opener, closer, fill slips, and credit slips on the master game report before the count, a count team member must compare the series numbers and totals recorded on the master game report to the fill slips, credit slips, and table inventory slips removed from the drop boxes, confirm the accuracy of the totals, and must record, by game and shift, the totals we require on the master game report. Otherwise, the count team must complete all required information on the master game report; and
(j) The accounting department may complete the win/loss portions of the master game report independently from the count team if this is properly documented in the approved internal controls.
(3) The two person count team for licensees with card game gross gambling receipts between $5 million and $15 million in their previous fiscal year and use a currency counter must conduct the count as follows:
(a) The currency counter to be used must meet the following requirements:
(i) Automatically provides two separate counts of the funds at different stages in the count process. If the separate counts are not in agreement during the count process and the discrepancy cannot be resolved immediately, the count must be suspended until a third count team member is present to manually complete the count as set forth in subsection (1) of this section until the currency counter is fixed; and
(ii) Displays the total bill count and total dollar amount for each drop box on a screen, which must be recorded by surveillance.
(b) Immediately prior to the count, the count team must verify the accuracy of the currency counter with previously counted currency for each denomination actually counted by the currency counter to ensure the counter is functioning properly. The test results must be recorded on the table games count documentation and signed by the two count team members performing the test; and
(c) The currency counter's display showing the total bill count and total dollar amount of each drop box must be recorded by surveillance during the count; and
(d) The contents of drop boxes must not be combined before the count team separately counts and records the contents of each box; and
(e) As each drop box is placed on the count table, a count team member must announce the game, table number, and shift, if applicable, loudly enough to be heard by all persons present and be recorded by the audio recording equipment; and
(f) A count team member must empty the contents onto the count table; and
(g) Immediately after the contents are emptied onto the count table, a count team member must display the inside of the drop box to the closed circuit television camera, and show it to the other count team member to confirm that all contents of the drop box have been removed. A count team member must then lock the drop box and place it in the drop box storage area; and
(h) Count team member(s) must combine all currency into one stack and separate the contents of each drop box into separate stacks on the count table by denomination of coin and chips, by type of form, record, or document; and
(i) Count team members must place all of the currency from a drop box into the currency counter which will perform an aggregate count by denomination of all of the currency collected from the drop box; and
(j) One count team member must count each denomination of coin and chips separately and independently by placing coins of the same denomination on the count table in full view of the closed circuit television cameras, and the other count team member must observe and confirm the accuracy of the count orally or in writing; and
(k) As the contents of each drop box are counted, a member of the count team must record the total amount of coin, chips, and currency counted (the drop) on the master games report; and
(l) As the count is occurring, a surveillance employee must record in the surveillance log the currency counter accuracy information in (b) of this subsection, currency verification amount, total bill and dollar count of each drop box and the announcement by the count team of the combined dollar count of all drop boxes; and
(m) If a cage cashier has recorded the opener, closer, fill slips, and credit slips on the master game report before the count, a count team member must compare the series numbers and totals recorded on the master game report to the fill slips, credit slips, and table inventory slips removed from the drop boxes, confirm the accuracy of the totals, and must record, by game and shift, the totals we require on the master game report. Otherwise, the count team must complete all required information on the master game report; and
(n) The accounting department may complete the win/loss portions of the master game report independently from the count team if this is properly documented in the approved internal controls.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. WSR 18-23-074, § 230-15-615, filed 11/19/18, effective 1/1/19; WSR 07-09-033 (Order 608), § 230-15-615, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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