The following pertains to Manufacturers and Distributors of Associated Equipment. (Last revised January 2014.)
The MGCB has identified and categorized specific items of Associated Equipment as defined generally by Rule 432.1101(c) and Rule 432.1103(b). These devices are represented below in the Associated Equipment Matrix. As denoted in the reference material below, certain devices or systems require a MGCB Gaming-Related Supplier License as set forth in Rule 432.1321 prior to shipment to the casino licensee. Additionally, certain products, devices or systems require MGCB Gaming Lab approval, in writing, prior to shipment to, and use by, the casino licensee.
The product evaluation process is set forth in Rule 432.1842. The appropriate Gaming Laboratory submission form(s), available on the MGCB website, must be filed with the MGCB to initiate the product evaluation process. Instructions on the submission process are also available.
Not all associated equipment requires product approval prior to use. Innovation and technological advancement are expected and encouraged. The listing below isn’t necessarily all-inclusive or able to address every possible product design. Please contact the Gaming Lab and/or Licensing as early in the product development/release process as possible with any questions.
Cost of Testing - Rule 432.1842(4)(c) provides that the manufacturer or distributor of Associated Equipment is required to pay the cost of the evaluation. MGCB Gaming Lab charges for Associated Equipment will be billed at $105.00 per hour for actual hours spent during the evaluation process. A standard rate of $325 may apply for evaluations of modifications to previously approved equipment.
All submissions will be reviewed in the order they are received. Incomplete or inaccurate submissions will result in delay of MGCB Gaming Lab evaluation.
Please review the Associated Equipment Matrix carefully. If licensure is required, complete and submit a gaming-related supplier application to the MGCB. If MGCB Gaming Lab approval is required, complete and submit the appropriate Gaming Laboratory submission form to the MGCB's Gaming Lab. Additionally, up to two (2) complete working models or prototypes of the associated equipment may be required to be submitted for evaluation by the MGCB Gaming Lab. Please contact the Gaming Laboratory PRIOR to sending any equipment to the Lab.
1 Any Manufacturer of associated equipment may be required to file a supplier's license as directed by the Board
2 Any Manufacturer of associated equipment may be required to submit certain associated equipment or portions thereof to the MGCB Laboratory for review and approval
3 Read only displays do not require submission. Displays involved in the actual determination of game outcome or the awarding of a promotional prize may require submission.
4 Table games layouts and rules of the game are subject to review and must be approved prior to use, but do not get submitted to the Gaming Lab. Evaluation will occur only after an interested casino licensee has submitted the proposed rules of the game, including layout, and any statistical analysis to the Deputy Director of Gaming & Horse Racing Regulation of the MGCB requesting approval.
5 Gaming Chips specifications are in Rules 432.1821 and 1822. Gaming Chips are to be submitted by the casino licensee as “Gaming Hardware” for Gaming Lab evaluation.
6 Critical Computerized Systems and equipment includes all components of systems hardware and software, slot monitoring & accounting systems, table game accounting systems, bonusing systems, server supported games systems, cashless wagering systems, server based progressive systems, player tracking systems, cage & credit systems and database software and equipment that individually or in combination are used in gambling operations.
“VAR” means verify and release. VAR product updates do not require approval prior to distribution or use by a casino licensee.
Questions? - For questions regarding the submission of gaming devices to the MGCB Gaming Lab, or questions regarding the matrix above, please contact the Gaming Lab at 313-456-4215. For questions regarding licensing or vendor information, please contact the Licensing and Regulation Division at 313-456-4100.