3772-9-02 Approval for use in a casino facility.

(A) A casino operator, management company or holding company licensee shall not install, maintain, use or operate any slot machine or other electronic gaming equipment in this state unless such machine or equipment has been approved by the commission and meets the standards in the appendix to this rule.

(B) No casino operator, management company or holding company licensee may use any of the following for casino gaming before the commission authorizes their inclusion in the commission's database of approved items and technologies:

(1) Slot machines and any component parts material to casino gaming activity including, but not limited to, random number generators, all game media, progressive controllers, bill changers and/or bill validators;

(2) Mechanical or electromechanical devices used with live table games and electronic table games including, but not limited to, items using radio frequency identification technology, shuffling devices, and/or progressive controllers;

(3) System-to-system, game-to-system or intra-device communication software, or any equivalent thereof, used in the conduct or monitoring of casino gaming activity, including, but not limited to, accounting systems, player tracking systems, except for systems used exclusively or solely for marketing purposes, and/or promotional and bonusing systems;

(4) Electromechanical devices used to account for casino gaming assets, including, but not limited to, kiosks capable of distributing or collecting cashless wagering instruments or credits, or both, ticket validation equipment, currency counters and/or chip sorters; and

(5) Any other device, software, hardware or other technology that the commission determines may affect the integrity of casino gaming in this state.

(C) A casino operator, management company or holding company licensee intending to use any device, software, hardware or other technology that is described in paragraph (B) of this rule but that does not appear in the commission's database must seek the commission's approval by requesting, in writing, inclusion of such device, software, hardware or other technology and must identify the following information with specificity:

(1) The device, software, hardware or other technology for which approval is sought;

(2) The gaming-related vendor licensee or applicant that will supply the device, software, hardware or other technology;

(3) The certified independent testing laboratory chosen to scientifically test and technically evaluate the device, software, hardware or other technology;

(4) The date or dates on which the device, software, hardware or other technology was or is expected to be submitted to the certified independent testing laboratory for scientific testing and technical evaluation; and

(5) The results of the scientific testing and technical evaluation performed on the device, software, hardware or other technology by the certified independent testing laboratory.

(D) Before any electronic gaming equipment is put into service at a casino facility in this state, the critical program storage media shall be verified and sealed by a commission employee or authorized agent. Seals may only be removed by a commission employee or authorized agent.

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Effective: 07/04/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/18/2014 and 07/04/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.31
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/2012, 12/21/2013