Section 9: Conduct of gaming

432.209 Conduct of gaming.

Sec. 9. (1) Minimum and maximum wagers on games shall be set by the board.

 

(2) Employees of the board, the department of state police, and the department of attorney general may inspect any casino at any time, without notice, for the purpose of determining whether this act or rules promulgated by the board are being complied with.

 

(3) Employees of the board, the department of state police, and the department of attorney general, and their authorized agents shall have the right to be present, at any time, in the casino or on adjacent facilities under the control of the licensee.

 

(4) Gambling equipment and supplies customarily used in conducting casino gambling shall be purchased or leased only from suppliers who are licensed under this act.

 

(5) Persons licensed under this act shall permit no form of wagering on gambling games except as permitted by this act.

 

(6) Wagers may be received only from a person present in a licensed casino. A person present in a licensed casino shall not place or attempt to place a wager on behalf of another person who is not present in the casino.

 

(7) Wagering shall not be conducted with money or other negotiable currency.

 

(8) All tokens, chips, or electronic cards used to make wagers shall be purchased from a licensed owner in the casino. The tokens, chips, or electronic cards may be purchased by means of an agreement under which the owner extends credit to the patron. Such tokens, chips, or electronic cards may be used only while in a casino and only for the purpose of making wagers on gaming games.

 

(9) A person under age 21 shall not be permitted in an area of a casino where gaming is being conducted, except for a person at least 18 years of age who is an employee of the gaming operation. An employee under the age of 21 shall not perform any function involved in gambling by the patrons. A person under age 21 shall not be permitted to make a wager under this act.

 

(10) Managerial employees of casino licensees pursuant to this act shall be under an affirmative duty to report to the board, and the Michigan state police, in writing, within 24 hours, illegal or suspected illegal activity or activity which is in violation of this act or of rules promulgated by the board.

 

(11) In addition to the requirements of this section, gambling shall be conducted in accordance with the rules promulgated by the board.

 

(12) Unless approved by the city, a casino shall not be located within 1,000 feet of any of the following:

 

(a) A church or other place of worship.

 

(b) A school, college, or university.

 

(c) A financial institution or a branch of a financial institution.

 

(d) A pawnshop.

 

(13) As used in subsection (12), "financial institution" means a state or nationally chartered bank, a state or federally chartered savings and loan association, a state or federally chartered savings bank, a state or federally chartered credit union, or any entity that provides check-cashing services.

 

(14) A casino licensee shall not employ an individual as a managerial employee who has been convicted of a felony in the previous 5 years to work in a casino.