The Osage Nation Gaming Commission (ONGC) was established to preserve and protect the integrity of the Osage Nation’s gaming activities by shielding it from corrupting influences, ensuring fair and honest practices by patrons and operators, enforcing all applicable gaming laws and internal controls, and ensuring that the Osage Nation and Osage People are the primary beneficiaries of the gaming revenues.
The ONGC is made up of five (5) sub-divisions and maintains nine (9) separate offices. The ONGC is responsible for the licensure of all casino employees and vendors, ensuring the compliance of all gaming systems and operations, monitoring of all gaming activities, surveillance, and the quasi-judicial administrative functions associated with regulating the Osage Nation’s gaming activities.
Osage Nation Gaming Commission
Proposed Roulette Tribal Internal Control Standards
363 ROULETTE STANDARDS OF PLAY
363.1 ROULETTE BALL REQUIREMENTS AND TABLE LAYOUT
- A Roulette ball must be made completely cut of a nonmetallic substance and not less than 12/16 inch or more than 14/16 inch in diameter.
- Roulette shall be played on a table having a Roulette wheel of at least 30 inches in diameter at one end of the table and a Roulette layout imprinted on the opposite end of the table.
- A single zero (0) Roulette wheel must have 37 equally spaced compartments around the wheel where the Roulette ball may come to rest. The Roulette wheel must also have a ring of 37 equally spaced areas to correspond to the position of the compartment. One compartment shall be marked zero (0) and colored green. The remaining compartments shall be marked 1 to 36, one-half which will be colored red, and the other half colored black. The numbers shall be arranged around the wheel in a clockwise manner following the standard placement for Roulette. The color of each compartment must correspond to the colors on the wheel and on the table felt, as approved by the ONGC.
- Any variations of single-zero Roulette must meet the same requirements as stated in subclause (c) above along with any modifications approved by the ONGC.
- A double zero (00) Roulette wheel must have 38 equally spaced compartments around the wheel where the Roulette ball may come to rest. The Roulette wheel must also have a ring of 38 equally spaced areas to correspond to the position of the compartment. One compartment shall be marked zero (0) and one compartment shall be marked double zero (00). Both single zero (0) and double zero (00) shall be colored green. The remaining compartments shall be marked 1 to 36, one-half which will be colored red, and the other half colored black. The numbers shall be arranged around the wheel in a clockwise manner following the standard placement for Roulette. The color of each compartment must correspond to the colors on the wheel and on the table felt, as approved by the ONGC.A double zero (00) Roulette wheel and double zero (00) table layout may be used as a single zero (0) Roulette wheel and single zero table layout if:
- The double zero (00) wager area on the layout is obscured with a cover or other device approved by the ONGC, which clearly indicates the double zero (00) wager is not available.
- Signage is posted at the Roulette table to notify players of the following:
- The double zero (00) Roulette wheel is being used as a single zero Roulette wheel and 'Chat double zero (00) is not an available wager.
- If the Roulette ball comes to rest in the compartment marked double zero (00), the spin will be declared void and the wheel will be re-spun.
- Wagers on red, black, odd, even, 1 to 36 shall be lost if the Roulette ball comes to rest in a compartment marked zero (0).
- The layout for a Roulette table shall be submitted for review and approval by the ONGC and contain, at a minimum:
- Specific betting areas for the placement of the wagers authorized by the ONGC.
- Signage indicating the minimum and maximum wagers permitted at that table.
- Each Roulette table must have a drop box and tip box attached in locations as approved by the ONGC.
363.2 INSPECTION AND SECURITY PROCEDURES
- Prior to opening a Roulette table, a floorperson or table games supervisor or above shall:
- Inspect the Roulette ball by passing it over a magnet or compass to assure its non-magnetic quality.
- Inspect Roulette table and Roulette wheel for any magnet or device that would affect the fair operation of the Roulette wheel.
- Inspect the Roulette wheel to assure that the wheel is level and rotating freely and evenly.
- Inspect the Roulette wheelbase to assure that all parts are secure and free from movement.
- Confirm that the layout and signage comply with approved game play rules, including appropriate marking and signage if the table is a double zero (00) Roulette wheel is being used as a single zero (0) Roulette wheel.
363.3 MAKING AND REMOVAL OF WAGER
- All wagers at Roulette shall be made by placing Roulette chips on the appropriate areas of the Roulette layout. Verbal wagers accompanied by cash/cash equivalent cannot be accepted.
- When a player purchases Roulette chips, controls shall be established to ensure accurate accountability and transparency to players and surveillance as to the value of the Roulette chips purchased.
- A player at a Roulette table may not play with Roulette chips that are identical in color and design to chips of value or to Roulette chips being used by another player at that same table. Roulette chips shall be cashed in for value chips before a player leaves a Roulette table.
- If all colors of Roulette chips are in play at a table, one and only one player may be authorized to wager using chips of value upon approval of a floorperson or above. Players may not wager with value chips other than as provided in this clause.
- Each player shall be responsible for the correct positioning of his/her wager on the Roulette layout, regardless of whether he/she is assisted by the dealer. The player shall be responsible for ensuring that the instructions he/she gives to the dealer regarding the placement of a wager are correctly carried out.
- A wager shall be settled in accordance with its position on the layout when the ball falls into a compartment on the wheel.
- The Enterprise shall include all allowable wagers within its game play rules, which must be submitted to the ONGC for review and approval. No changes may be made to approved game play rules without written authorization from the ONGC.
- Side wagers are prohibited.
- Courtesy wagers (e.g. toke bets) may be made pursuant to the following:
- The player may make a courtesy wager for the dealer.
- The player may make courtesy wagers using non-value chips, on any inside or outside bets. The dealer must announce to the f1oorperson or table games supervisor "dealer bet on.'
- The dealer must collect winning courtesy wagers at the end of each spin. Dealers may not allow toke bets to ride.
- Upon receipt of a winning courtesy wager, the dealer must tap the table or the wheel with the wager, and then exchange the Roulette chips for chips of value. Once exchanged, the Dealer may either:
- Immediately deposit the toke in the tip container, or
- Stack and place the tokes on the side of the table until they are colored up for higher denomination chip(s). The dealer will then tap the table or wheel with the higher denomination chip(s) and immediately deposit them in the tip container.
363.4 PAYOUT ODDS
- The Enterprise shall payout winning Roulette wagers according to the odds contained in the game play rules as approved by the ONGC.
- When Roulette is played on a single zero (0) wheel or double zero (00) wheel and the Roulette ball comes to rest in a compartment marked zero (0) or double zero (00), wagers on red, black, odd, even, 1 to 36 will be lost.
- When Roulette is played on a double zero (00) wheel being used as a single zero wheel, the following shall apply:
- Notice shall be provided that the double zero (00) wheel is being used as a single zero (0) wheel.
- If the Roulette ball comes to rest on a compartment marked double zero (00), the dealer shall announce “no spin," declare the spin void, and re-spin the wheel.
- Wagers on red, black, odd, even, I to 18, and 19 to 36 will be lost if the ball comes to rest in a compartment marked zero (0).
363.5 ROTATION OF WHEEL AND BALL
- The Roulette ball shall be spun by the dealer in a direction opposition to the rotation of the wheel and complete at least four (4) rotations around the track of the wheel to constitute a valid spin.
- While the ball is still rotating in the track around the wheel, the dealer shall announce "no more bets” in a manner sufficient to be heard by all players at the table. Once "no more bets” has been announced by the dealer, players may not touch any chips that have been placed on the Roulette layout until the dealer has collected all losing wagers and paid off all winning wagers. In the event a player does interfere with the layout after a call of “no more bets”, the dealer shall treat it as a void spin.
- When ball comes to rest in a compartment, the dealer shall announce the number of the compartment and shall place a point marker on that number on the Roulette layout.
- After placing the point marker on the layout, the dealer shall first collect all losing wagers and then payoff all winning wagers.
363.6 IRREGULAR PLAY
- If the ball is spun in the same direction as the wheel, the dealer shall announce "no spin" and attempt to remove the Roulette ball prior to its coming to rest in one of the compartments.
- If the Roulette ball does not complete four (4) revolutions around the track of the wheel, the dealer shall announce “no spin." The dealer shall inspect the ball for any signs of damage and, if the ball is damaged, ask the floorperson or above for a new Roulette ball to continue the game.
- lf a foreign object enters the Roulette wheel prior to the ball corning to rest in a compartment, the dealer shall announce "no spin" and shall attempt to remove the ball from the wheel prior its coming to rest in one of the compartments.
- If the Roulette ball leaves the wheel during the spin, the dealer shall announce "no spin." The dealer shall inspect the ball for any signs of damage and, if the ball is damaged, ask the floorperson or above for a new Roulette ball with which to continue the game.
- If a player or dealer error occurs, the roulette supervisor may offer the player, at the supervisor's discretion, remedies to correct the error so long as they are not in conflict with approved game rules, internal controls, or Roulette standard operating procedures.
- Roulette management has the authority to handle unspecified irregularities and disputes at their individual discretion; provided any decision made is in accordance with Enterprise dispute resolution procedures approved by the ONGC.
- Table Games management must notify the ONGC if any player is involved in suspicious activity or if any regulation violation is suspected or verified.
363.7 SURVEILLANCE OF ROULETTE TABLES AND WHEELS
- All roulette areas shall have two (2) dedicated cameras; one (1) overhead dedicated camera covering the Roulette wheel and one (1) dedicated camera covering the play of the table. Cameras shall have sufficient clarity to verify the placement of all wagers on the layout, and the compartment of the wheel in which the compartment comes to rest. Also, the surveillance system must monitor and record a general overview of the activities occurring at the Roulette table.
363.8 BALL AND WHEEL STANDARDS (OTHER)
- The gaming facility, as approved by the ONGC, shall establish and shall comply with procedures for the receipt, inventory, storage, and destruction of Roulette balls and Roulette wheels.
- ONGC Shipping Regulations are applicable to Roulette balls, wheels, and layouts.
- Supervision must be provided as needed for the Roulette game by an agent(s) with authority equal to or greater than those being supervised.