901:9-2-16 Electronic claw amusement games.

The department may license electronic amusement game. In establishing rules to regulate electronic games, the department may consider but shall not be limited to the following:

(A) All electronicc games will be licensed under the provisions of section 1711.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) No electronicc games shall be permitted to operate at any Ohio agricultural fair without first being inspected and licensed by the department.

(C) Such games will be licensed by state inspectors on a game-by-game basis and only after such games meet all other rules and standards of the department for licensing.

(D) The department shall have the authority to seal or require to be sealed the game's timers, motor controls or any other devices of the game which the department feels should be sealed to protect the integrity of the game. Any unauthorized tampering with such seals is prohibited. Any violation of this rule is subject to the penalties found in divisions (F) and (G) of section 1711.11 of the Revised Code and section 1711.99 of the Revised Code.

(E) The owner of any claw game shall have the responsibility to ensure that the game's manufacturer shall:

(1) Train and acquaint the state inspector (cost borne by the manufacturer) with the manufacturer's electronic games. This training shall include, but is not limited to: the physical characteristics of the game; the critical components of the game; the game's electrical system; the proper operation of the game; a review of all mechanical parts, all electromagnetics, all switches, pneumatic or hydraulic functions; and all other functions of the electronic game; and

(2) Submit to the department the manufacturer's schematic or other appropriate manufacturer's manuals and a copy of any changes, modifications or alterations recommended by the manufacturer to the game. The department reserves the right not to license any electronic game unless this rule is observed.

(F) The price of play, game instructions and time of play (when applicable) must be posted.

(G) The operator must replace a patron's money due to mechanical failure of the machine.

Effective: 04/06/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/05/2009 and 04/05/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1711.11
Rule Amplifies: 1711.11
Prior Effective Dates: 6/20/88, 8/18/00