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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

11VAC20-20-360. Doors; compartments.

A. If an electronic gaming 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 gaming 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 gaming 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 and time stamp.

B. Electronic gaming 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 gaming device. There may be more than one such logic area in an electronic gaming device. Electronic component items that are required to be housed in one or more logic areas are:

1. Central processing units 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 online system may reside outside the electronic gaming device; and

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

C. Electronic gaming 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 Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 14, eff. March 29, 2023.

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