§ 1112.1. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Asset numberA 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 validatorAn 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.
ConversionA 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 cassetteA container that holds banknotes that are available for dispensing.
Educational institutionA facility that teaches and certifies students in video gaming terminal design, operation, repair or servicing.
Finance departmentThe 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 dayA 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 voucherAn 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 systemThe 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 percentageThe 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 terminals service menu during normal operation.
Manufacturers par sheetA document supplied by the manufacturer that shows payable information including theoretical payout percentage, winning combinations, awards and reel strips.
Minimum payout percentageThe 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.
(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.
PaytableA selectable part of a video gaming terminal program that contains video gaming terminal characteristics including the theoretical payout percentage, reel strips and awards.
Progressive awardsThe award to be paid out when the event in the progressive game that triggered the award occurs.
Progressive controllerA 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 payoutA video gaming terminal payout that increases in a monetary amount based on the amounts wagered in a progressive system.
Progressive video gaming terminalA video gaming terminal that offers a jackpot that may increase in value based upon the video gaming terminal wagers placed.
Pseudo random number generatorSoftware or hardware, or both, that ensures the randomness of video gaming terminal outcomes.
RAMRandom access memory.
RAM clearA 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.
RandomnessThe observed unpredictability and absence of pattern in a set of elements or events that have definite probabilities of occurrence.
Reel stripsComponents of a video gaming terminal which display symbols.
Related systemsSystems which interface with video gaming terminals or slot monitoring systems.
Remote system accessConnectivity to terminal operator systems from outside the terminal operators network.
Reset amountThe award value that a progressive award reverts to after the progressive award is paid out.
Server supported video gaming terminal systemOne or more video gaming terminals connected to a video gaming terminal server and an associated computer network.
ThemeA concept, subject matter and methodology of design of a video gaming terminal.
Theoretical payout percentageThe 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 voucherA 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 validatorA 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 systemThe 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 departmentThe 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 serverA 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 operatorThe persons designated in a video gaming terminal system agreement as being responsible for the operation and administration of a wide area progressive system.
WagerPlacing at risk in a video gaming terminal a bill or video gaming voucher.
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