§ 461a.26. Testing and software installation on the live gaming floor.

 (a)  Prior to the testing of slot machines, table game devices as described in §  461a.4(c)(12) (relating to submission for testing and approval), associated equipment and displays on a live gaming floor during a slot machine licensee’s normal hours of operation, the slot machine licensee shall notify the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations and the Bureau of Casino Compliance in writing at least 72 hours prior to the test date and receive the required approvals from the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations prior to beginning testing. The notification must include the following:

   (1)  A detailed narrative description of the type of testing to be conducted, including the reason for the testing, a list of individuals conducting the testing and the slot machine licensee’s procedures for conducting the testing.

   (2)  The date, time and approximate duration of the testing.

   (3)  The model, slot machine location number and asset number of the slot machine or machines or table game device to be tested.

   (4)  The location within the licensed facility where the testing will occur.

 (b)  A slot machine licensee shall notify the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations and the Bureau of Casino Compliance at least 72 hours prior to the installation of any new software or the installation of any change in previously approved software and receive the required approvals prior to the installation of:

   (1)  Automated gaming voucher and coupon redemption machines.

   (2)  Wide area progressive systems.

   (3)  Slot monitoring systems.

   (4)  Casino management systems.

   (5)  Player tracking systems.

   (6)  External bonusing systems.

   (7)  Cashless funds transfer systems.

   (8)  Server supported slot systems.

   (9)  Server based slot systems.

   (10)  Automated jackpot payout machines.

   (11)  Electronic gaming tables.

   (12)  Fully automated electronic gaming tables.

   (13)  Progressive table game systems.

   (14)  Electronic wagering systems.

   (15)  Additional automated bill breaker machines, automated gaming voucher and coupon redemption machines, automated jackpot payout machines and automated teller machines on the gaming floor.

   (16)  Gaming voucher systems.

   (17)  Server supported slot systems.

   (18)  Server based slot systems.

   (19)  Hybrid gaming tables.

   (20)  Electronic wagering terminals.

 (c)  The notification required under subsection (b) must include:

   (1)  A description of the reasons for the new installation or change in previously approved software.

   (2)  A list of the current computer components, software identifications or versions that are to be modified or replaced.

   (3)  A list of the proposed computer components, software identifications or versions that will modify or replace the existing components or software.

   (4)  The method to be used to complete the proposed installation.

   (5)  The date and time that the proposed modification will be installed and the estimated time for completion.

   (6)  The name, title and employer of the persons performing the installation.

   (7)  The plan to handle disruptions, if any, to the gaming floor.

   (8)  The approximate length of time the gaming floor or systems will be disrupted.

   (9)  Plans for system backup prior to any proposed installation.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  461a.26 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207(3), (6), (9) and (21), 13A02(1), (2), (2.1), (4) and (6), 13A25(c), 13A41, 13A62(a), 1317.2, 1319, and 1319.1.

Source

   The provisions of this §  461a.26 amended September 25, 2009, effective September 26, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5562; amended July 6, 2012, effective July 7, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 4305; amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 599; amended December 15, 2017, effective December 16, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 7563. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (370330) and (373147) to (373148).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  461a.20 (relating to server supported slot systems); 58 Pa. Code §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games); and 58 Pa. Code §  605a.8 (relating to linked progressive table games).



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