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58 Pa. Code § 1112.1. Definitions.

§ 1112.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Asset number—A unique number assigned to a video gaming terminal by a terminal operator for the purpose of tracking the video gaming terminal, while owned by the terminal operator.

   Bill validator—An electronic device designed to interface with a video gaming terminal for the purpose of accepting and validating any combination of United States currency, gaming vouchers, coupons or other instruments authorized by the Board for incrementing credits on a video gaming terminal.

   Conversion—A change or alteration to a video gaming terminal that does not affect the manner or mode of play or operation of the video gaming terminal.

   Currency cassette—A container that holds banknotes that are available for dispensing.

   Educational institution—A facility that teaches and certifies students in video gaming terminal design, operation, repair or servicing.

   Finance department—The department that is responsible for the management of the financial and accounting activities relating to video gaming terminals and table games being utilized in a licensed establishment.

   Gaming day—A period of time not to exceed 24 hours corresponding to the beginning and ending times of gaming activities for the purpose of accounting reports and determination of gross terminal revenue.

   Gaming voucher—An instrument that upon insertion into a bill validator entitles the patron inserting the gaming voucher to cashable credits on a video gaming terminal corresponding to the value printed on the gaming voucher.

   Gaming voucher system—The collective hardware, software, communications technology and other ancillary equipment used to facilitate the issuance of gaming vouchers and the redemption of gaming vouchers by video gaming terminals and automated gaming voucher redemption machines.

   Machine displayed payout percentage—The selectable payout percentage that is set by the terminal operator during the initial configuration or a subsequent reconfiguration of a video gaming terminal and is displayed in the video gaming terminal’s service menu during normal operation.

   Manufacturer’s par sheet—A document supplied by the manufacturer that shows payable information including theoretical payout percentage, winning combinations, awards and reel strips.

   Minimum payout percentage—The lowest aggregate awards expected to be paid out over one cycle of the game divided by the total number of combinations in the cycle of the game.

   Modification

     (i)   A change or alteration in a video gaming terminal or associated equipment that affects the manner or mode of play or operation of the video gaming terminal or associated equipment.

     (ii)   The term includes a change to control or graphics programs and to the theoretical hold percentage.

     (iii)   In the case of video gaming terminals, the term does not include:

       (A)   A conversion.

       (B)   Replacement of one approved component with an identical component.

     (iv)   In the case of a progressive system, the term includes a change in:

       (A)   A system name or theme.

       (B)   The odds to win the progressive payout.

       (C)   The reset amount.

       (D)   The rate at which a progressive award increases.

       (E)   The wager necessary to win the progressive payout.

   Paytable—A selectable part of a video gaming terminal program that contains video gaming terminal characteristics including the theoretical payout percentage, reel strips and awards.

   Progressive awards—The award to be paid out when the event in the progressive game that triggered the award occurs.

   Progressive controller—A program or computer system, other than an approved program that controls the operation of the video gaming terminal, which controls, adjusts and displays the amount of the progressive jackpot.

   Progressive payout—A video gaming terminal payout that increases in a monetary amount based on the amounts wagered in a progressive system.

   Progressive video gaming terminal—A video gaming terminal that offers a jackpot that may increase in value based upon the video gaming terminal wagers placed.

   Pseudo random number generator—Software or hardware, or both, that ensures the randomness of video gaming terminal outcomes.

   RAM—Random access memory.

   RAM clear—A process initiated by a service technician that results in the zeroing out of any meter information, configuration information or data stored in the memory of a video gaming terminal.

   Randomness—The observed unpredictability and absence of pattern in a set of elements or events that have definite probabilities of occurrence.

   Reel strips—Components of a video gaming terminal which display symbols.

   Related systems—Systems which interface with video gaming terminals or slot monitoring systems.

   Remote system access—Connectivity to terminal operator systems from outside the terminal operator’s network.

   Reset amount—The award value that a progressive award reverts to after the progressive award is paid out.

   Server supported video gaming terminal system—One or more video gaming terminals connected to a video gaming terminal server and an associated computer network.

   Theme—A concept, subject matter and methodology of design of a video gaming terminal.

   Theoretical payout percentage—The aggregate awards expected to be paid out over one cycle of the game divided by the total number of combinations in the cycle of the game.

   Unredeemed gaming voucher—A gaming voucher that has not been redeemed in a ticket redemption unit or a video gaming voucher that has been found and returned to an establishment licensee.

   Video gaming terminal bill validator—A component made up of software and hardware that accepts and reads instruments such as bills or vouchers into gaming devices such as video gaming terminals and automated gaming voucher redemption machines.

   Video gaming terminal monitoring system—The collective hardware, software, communications technology and other ancillary equipment used to collect, monitor, interpret, analyze, authorize, report and audit data with regard to activity at video gaming terminals, inclusive of video gaming terminal meter readings, error conditions, video gaming terminal security, accounting, player tracking and productivity analysis.

   Video gaming terminal operations department—The department of a terminal operator that is responsible for all operations in any truck stop establishment where video gaming terminals are kept.

   Video gaming terminal server—A computer configured to receive, store, authenticate and download to video gaming terminals, Board-approved video gaming terminal game themes and other approved software.

   Video gaming terminal system operator—The persons designated in a video gaming terminal system agreement as being responsible for the operation and administration of a wide area progressive system.

   Wager—Placing at risk in a video gaming terminal a bill or video gaming voucher.



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