901:9-2-16 Electronic amusement games.

Electronic amusement games shall be subject to the following:

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

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

(C) Electronic amusement 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 electronic amusement 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 electronic amusement game shall possess the manufacturer's schematics, manuals, and any applicable modifications or alterations recommended by the manufacturer to the electronic amusement game at the place of play at all times.

(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.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/04/2017 and 01/04/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1711.11
Rule Amplifies: 1711.11
Prior Effective Dates: 6/20/1988, 8/18/2000, 4/6/2009, 06/15/2014