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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 20. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Charitable Gaming
Chapter 20. Charitable Gaming Regulations

11VAC20-20-300. Validation system and redemption.

A distributed pull-tab system may utilize a voucher validation system to facilitate gaming transactions. The validation system may be entirely integrated into a distributed pull-tab system or exist as a separate entity.

1. A distributed pull-tab system may allow voucher out only; vouchers shall not be inserted, scanned, or used in any way at the electronic gaming device for redemption.

2. The validation system must process voucher redemption correctly according to the secure communication protocol implemented.

3. The algorithm or method used by the validation system or distributed pull-tab system to generate the voucher validation numbers must guarantee an insignificant percentage of repetitive validation numbers.

4. The validation system must retrieve the voucher information correctly based on the secure communication protocol implemented and store the voucher information in a database. The voucher record on the host system must contain, at a minimum, the following voucher information:

a. Validation number;

b. Date and time the electronic gaming device printed the voucher;

c. Value of voucher in dollars and cents;

d. Status of voucher;

e. Date and time the voucher will expire;

f. Serial number of electronic gaming device; and

g. Location name or site identifier.

5. The validation system or distributed pull-tab system must have the ability to identify the following occurrences and notify the cashier when the following conditions exist:

a. Voucher cannot be found on file;

b. Voucher has already been paid; or

c. Amount of the voucher differs from the amount on file (requirement may be met by display of voucher amount for confirmation by cashier during the redemption process).

6. If the connection between the validation system and the distributed pull-tab system fails, an alternate method or procedure of payment must be available and shall include the ability to identify duplicate vouchers and prevent fraud by redeeming vouchers that were previously issued by the electronic gaming device.

7. The following reports related to vouchers shall be generated on demand:

a. Voucher Issuance Report shall be available from the validation system that shows all vouchers generated by an electronic gaming device; and

b. Voucher Redemption Report shall detail individual vouchers and the sum of the vouchers paid by the validation terminal or point of sale by session and shall include the following information:

(1) The date and time of the transaction;

(2) The dollar value of the transaction;

(3) The validation number;

(4) A transaction number; and

(5) The point-of-sale identification number or name.

8. The validation system database must be encrypted and password protected and should possess an unalterable user audit trail to prevent unauthorized access.

9. The normal operation of any device that holds voucher information shall not have any options or method that may compromise voucher information. Any device that holds voucher information in its memory shall not allow removal of the information unless it has first transferred that information to the ticketing database or other secured component of the validation system.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-340.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 14, eff. March 29, 2023.

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