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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 15. Charitable Gaming Board
Chapter 40. Charitable Gaming Regulations
12/5/2020

11VAC15-40-330. Doors; compartments.

A. If an electronic pull-tab device possesses an external door that allows access to the interior of the machine the following rules shall apply:

1. Doors and their associated hinges shall be capable of withstanding determined illegal efforts to gain access to the inside of the electronic pull-tab device and shall leave evidence of tampering if an illegal entry is made;

2. All external doors shall be locked and monitored by door access sensors that shall detect and report all external door openings by way of an audible alarm, on-screen display, or both;

3. The electronic pull-tab device shall cease play when any external door is opened;

4. It shall not be possible to disable a door open sensor when the machine's door is closed without leaving evidence of tampering;

5. The sensor system shall register a door as being open when the door is moved from its fully closed and locked position; and

6. Door open conditions shall be recorded in an electronic log that includes a date/time stamp.

B. Electronic pull-tab devices that contain control programs located within an accessible area shall have a separate internal locked logic compartment, that shall be keyed differently than the front door access lock. The logic compartment shall be a locked cabinet area with its own locked door, that houses critical electronic components that have the potential to significantly influence the operation of the electronic pull-tab device. There may be more than one such logic area in an electronic pull-tab device. Electronic component items that are required to be housed in one or more logic areas are:

1. CPUs and other electronic components involved in the operation and calculation or display of game play;

2. Communication controller electronics and components housing the communication program storage media or, the communication board for the on-line system may reside outside the electronic pull-tab device; and

3. Logic compartment door open conditions shall be recorded in a log that includes a date/time stamp.

C. Electronic pull-tab devices that do not contain a door shall have adequate security for any panels or entry points that allow access to the interior of the device.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-340.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 03, eff. November 7, 2012.

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