§ 461a.23. Slot machines and associated equipment utilizing alterable storage media.

 (a)  Definition. The following term, when used in this section, has the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Alterable storage media—

     (i)   Memory or other storage medium, such as an EEPROM, flash, optical or magnetic storage device, that is contained in a slot machine or associated equipment subject to approval under §  461a.4 (relating to submission for testing and approval), that allows the modification of programs or data on the storage media during the normal operation of the slot machine or associated equipment.

     (ii)   The term does not include:

       (A)   Memory or other storage medium typically considered to be alterable but through either software or hardware means approved by the Board have been rendered unalterable and remain verifiable by the central control computer system.

       (B)   Associated equipment using alterable storage media that the Board determines are incapable of influencing the integrity or outcome of game play.

 (b)  Use of alterable storage media. Any use of alterable storage media in a slot machine or associated equipment must be in compliance with the act, this subpart and technical standards on alterable storage media adopted by the Board and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and posted on the Board’s web site.



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