COMMON SENSE INITIATIVE – March 23, 2016 CSI Filing
Created by Executive Order 2011-01K, the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, require state agencies, including the Casino Control Commission, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by Senate Bill 2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission submitted the following proposed rules to the CSI office for review on March 23, 2016:
Brief Explanation of the Rules
The amendments contained within this package relate directly to the minimum internal control standards that casino operators must adhere to while conducting casino gaming. Many of these amendments require implementation of and adherence to internal controls to protect the integrity of casino gaming and casino patrons.
In addition to the items specifically listed below, many of the amendments remove the terms “applicant” and “licensee” after “casino operator” in an effort to streamline Ohio Adm. Code 3772 in its entirety. This is accomplished, in part, by use of the newly defined term “casino operator” that became effective on December 21, 2013. See Ohio Adm. Code 3772-1-01(B)(2). Finally, the term “electronic gaming equipment” has replaced the term “slot machine,” as applicable, to distinguish which provisions apply to all electronic gaming equipment, as defined in Ohio Adm. Code 3772-9-01(B).