36.07.06.03

.03 Submission of an Instant Bingo Machine for Testing and Certification.

A. A manufacturer seeking Commission approval for an instant bingo machine shall submit the instant bingo machine to an independent certified testing laboratory.

B. A manufacturer seeking Commission approval for a modification to a Commission approved version of an instant bingo machine, including a change in theme, shall submit the modification to an independent certified testing laboratory.

C. At the conclusion of testing of a prototype or modification to an instant bingo machine, an independent certified testing laboratory shall issue to the Commission a certification report in:

(1) An electronic form; and

(2) A format acceptable to the Commission.

D. Upon receipt of a certification report from an independent certified testing laboratory, but prior to a decision to approve a prototype or modification to an instant bingo machine, the Commission may require a trial period.

(1) A trial period shall be of a scope and duration the Commission deems appropriate to assess the operation of the instant bingo machine in a live gaming environment.

(2) A trial period shall be subject to compliance by the manufacturer and the facility operator with specific terms and conditions required by the Commission, which may include:

(a) Development and implementation of product specific accounting and internal controls; and

(b) Periodic data reporting to the Commission.

(3) The Commission may order termination of the trial period at any time upon a determination by the Commission that:

(a) A manufacturer or facility operator has not complied with the terms and conditions required by the Commission; or

(b) The instant bingo machine is not performing as expected.

E. Upon receipt of a certification report from an independent certified testing laboratory, the Commission may:

(1) Approve the prototype or modification, with or without specific conditions;

(2) Reject the prototype or modification;

(3) Require additional testing; or

(4) Require a trial period under §G of this regulation.

F. Commission approval of a prototype or modification of an instant bingo machine does not constitute a guarantee of its safety or reliability.