Slot Machine Gambling Regulation

Original Language Title: Änderung der Automatenglücksspielverordnung

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165. Regulation of the Federal Minister of Finance, which amalgamates the Ordinance on the Game of Automatelation

Due to

1.

§ 2 para. 3, § 5, § 12a para. 2 to 4, § 21 para. 10 and § 59 para. 3 of the Gambling Act (GSpG), BGBl. N ° 620/1989, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I No 13/2014, and

2.

Section 131 of the Federal Tax Code (BAO), Federal Law Gazette (BGBl). No. 194/1961, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 13/2014, shall be arranged:

The Automata Gap Game Ordinance, BGBl. II No 69/2012, as amended by the BGBl Regulation. II No 234/2013, shall be amended as follows:

1. The table of contents is the 4., 5. and 6. Part of the table of contents:

" 4. Part
Special provisions for VLT systems

§ 39.

Requirements for VLT systems

§ 40.

Application specifications for VLT

§ 41.

Verification of VLT servers

§ 42.

Technical reports on VLT servers

§ 43.

Type Display

§ 44.

Technical reports on VLT systems

Part 5
Special provisions for gambling machines in game banks

§ 45.

Requirements for jackpot systems

§ 46.

Application provisions for gambling machines in game banks

§ 47.

Verification of jackpot controllers

§ 48.

Jackpot-related communication between gambling machines and the central control system

§ 49.

Jackpot-related requirements for gambling machines

§ 50.

Technical advice on jackpot controllers

§ 51.

Technical advice on jackpot systems

§ 52.

Type Display

Part 6
Final provisions

§ 53.

Entry into force

2. § 1 reads:

" § 1. The Automatic Gambling Regulation regulates the construction and game-technical features of gambling machines within the meaning of § 2 para. 3 GSpG and Video Lotterie Terminals within the meaning of § 12a GSpG (VLT), the electronic connection of which to the data center of the data center of the Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, the data sets to be transmitted, the authorities ' access to the individual gambling machines and VLT of the holders of the approval and the concessionaires, the nature of the technical opinion on compliance with the rules of happiness, recording and recording and storage obligations as well as the special provisions regarding video lottery systems and jackpot systems in game banks. "

3. § 3 reads:

" § 3. For the purposes of this Regulation, the following shall be:

1.

API

Application Programming Interface (programming interface in computer science)

2.

Switch node

Physical communication interface from the network of the holder of the authorization or the concessionaire to the respective location of the Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH

3.

Audit meters

Special counter for the current 24h valid image of all counters at the end of a match day (according to the "auditMeters class" of the G2S protocol)

4.

Output Value

Start value of a jackpot at the beginning of each jackpot playing (sum of Base Value and Hidden Jackpot)

5.

Base Value

Fixed base value of a jackpot at the start of a jackpot game

6.

User

A person named and entitled by the holder of the authorization or the concessionaire who performs a task in the context of the participation in the automated data transmission (e.g. Administrator)

7.

Marketing authorisation holder

Holder of an upright permit for national games with gambling machines within the meaning of § 5 GSpG

8.

Credit Meter

Display on the gambling device for displaying the usable amounts available to the game participant in credit or monetary values

9.

Diagnostic System

Gambling machine internal test system for monitoring the proper functioning of the gambling machine

10.

EGM

Electronic Gaming Machine (Gambling Machine)

11.

Profit-to-benefit ratio

Quotient of Total Wins (total paytotal) and Turnover (total sum total) of a game program, represented in parts of hundreds (zB 95%)

12.

G2S log

Game to System Log

13.

Gat

Game authentication terminal

14.

Device Serial Number

Worldwide unique identification number printed on the manufacturer's badge; from the time of the electronic connection in accordance with § 5 para. 1 to be equated with that number used in the G2S protocol for identification of the machine is (egmId)

15.

Gambling machine type

Description of the construction of a gambling machine with regard to its hardware and software components as well as software components of a management system, which are approved outside of the gambling machine, the possible combinations and interplay of which components

16.

Gambling vignette

Unique identification feature for approved gambling machines in the sense of § 5 GSpG

17.

GSA

Gaming Standards Association

18.

GSpG

Gambling Law

19..

Hardware token with crypto processor

Hardware unit in which a cryptographic key is stored in a copy-protected way

20.

Hash function

Any image that produces an output from a large source quantity from a typically smaller target set, the so called hashcode (or hash value)

21.

Hidden Jackpot

Sum of Increments collected in addition to the current jackpot for the starting value of the next jackpot

22.

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

23.

HTTPS

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

24.

Increments

Use of a game made available by a gambling machine for the jackpot

25.

Jackpot

Amount of money resulting from the sum of the initial value and the increment accumulated up to the point in time of the triggering of a jackpot

26.

Jackpot playing

One or more jackpot games to complete a jackpot that starts with the first jackpot game after the jackpot has been placed and ends with the last jackpot game that triggers the jackpot.

27.

Jackpot controller

Central part of the jackpot system, which controls the operation

28.

Jackpot Controller Type

Describes the construction of a jackpot controller with respect to its hardware and software components, their possible combinations and interaction

29.

Jackpot Controller Identification Property

Unchangeable character string that uniquely defines the software components of a jackpot controller that influence the functionality of a gambling machine and, in the case of a local query, the signature values on the gambling machine or on request determined by the central control system with a starting value of zero (0000 0000 0000 0000)

30.

Jackpot system

All hardware and software components for the operation of jackpot games

31.

Jackpot game

A game that is part of a jackpot game, which, in addition to winning the winning plan of the gambling machine, offers the benefit of a (or in the case of a multi-level jackpot of different) jackpots (Mystery or Progressive)

32.

Concessionaire

Holder of a concession pursuant to § 14 para. 1 GSpG

33.

Management System

All IT systems of a holder of authorisation relating to the operation of gambling machines and located outside of the slot machine

34.

Management System Identification Property

Unchangeable character string that uniquely defines the software components of a management system that influence the functionality of a gambling machine and, in the case of a local query, the signature values on the gambling machine or on request determined by the central control system with a starting value of zero (0000 0000 0000 0000)

35.

Meters

Counter; non-volatile variable for the storage of gambling machine information (in particular events and accounting data)

36.

Multi-level jackpot

Jackpot combination of multiple jackpot games (levels), whereby the decision of which level is won is done on the slot machine on the slot machine

37.

Multi-player device

A self-contained device, in which the game decision is based on a common result of the same random number generator in several gambling machines connected by a common housing.

38.

Mystery Jackpot

Jackpot, which is triggered when a sum determined by a random number generator is exceeded when a jackpot game is started

39.

Top Limit

Highest possible amount of a jackpot established by law or by the game bank operator (possible both in mystery jackpot and progressive jackpot)

40.

PKCS#11

Specification as Cryptographic Token Interface Standard of an API called Cryptoki for devices that contain cryptographic information or perform cryptographic functions

41.

Program Store

Memory of the binary execution of the programs, routines and subroutines of the gambling machine

42.

Progressive Jackpot

Jackpot which has been triggered by a certain game result or game event which has been entered into the game on the basis of the automatic happiness slot machine

43.

QR icon

Quick Response Symbol

44.

RAM

Random access memory (electronic component, used as working memory and for storage of operating data and electronic meter readings of the gambling machine)

45.

Reference programs

Executable game programs (binaries) and all software components and utilities that are necessary to create the game programs from the source codes (especially Make Files, Batch Files, Build Outputs, Map Files, Assembler, Linker)

46.

Salt

Input parameter in conjunction with a hash function, which must be used as a starting value to determine software signature values

47.

SHA-256

Secure Hash Algorithm (encryption algorithm)

48.

Software Signing

Data linked to electronic information to be used by the signatory or Identify the signature manufacturer and verify the integrity of the signed electronic information

49.

Play Event

Observable action of a game (e.g. triggering possible game features or possible additional games) as well as the player's inputs (e.g., the selection of the cards to be kept after the first draw at poker games)

50.

Game Result

Endresultat of a game

51.

Game mode

State of a gambling machine in which it is playable

52.

Game Program

Software application that can be distinguished for a player on a gambling machine that offers winning opportunities for the stakes of the stakes

53.

SSL

Secure Socket Layer

54.

System hardware

Combination of all hardware components of a gaming machine and VLT (e.g. system board, electromechanical meters, cash movements and printers), as well as all hardware components of a VLT server and jackpot controller

55.

System board

Central hardware component of the gambling machine, with all components essential for the operation of the gaming machine (especially processor, RAM); also called motherboard or motherboard

56.

End of Day

The time at which all gambling machines or VLT of a location of the game day ends

57.

TLS

Transport Layer Security

58.

Total Wins

Total amount of money won from all games, regardless of whether the winnings are paid directly or credited to the credit meter

59.

Turnover

Total amount of money used, regardless of the amount of the money (in particular coins, hardware tokens, banknotes, receipts, vouchers, credit meters, etc.)

60.

Verification

Integrity check to determine whether the components to be signed are unchanged, complete, and unchecked, corresponding to the components examined and approved in the respective type report

61.

Video Lotterie Server (VLT server)

Central part of the video lottery system, which determines the random numbers and transfers them to the VLT

62.

Video Lotterie System

(VLT-System)

All hardware and software components for the operation of VLT

63.

Video Lotterie Server Type (VLT server type)

Description of the construction of a VLT server with respect to its hardware and software components, their possible combinations and interaction

64.

Video Lottery Terminal Type (VLT-Type)

Description of the construction of a VLT with respect to its hardware and software components as well as hardware and software components of a VLT server approved outside the VLT, a management system as well as its possible combinations and interaction

65.

Central control system

All IT systems of the data computer center of Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH pursuant to § 2 para. 3 GSpG

66.

Random Number Generator Identification property

Unchangeable character string that uniquely defines the software components of a VLT server that are relevant to the game decision (e.g. generation and transmission of random numbers) and at the local query of the signature values at the VLT or on the Request by the central control system with the starting value of zero (0000 0000 0000 0000) is determined "

4. § 7 (2) and (3) are:

" (2) Gambling machines may

1.

have no other functions other than those mentioned and described in the documents referred to in paragraphs 3 to 6,

2a.

do not connect devices that can affect the game's output,

2b.

do not allow for the connection of devices which may affect the functionality of the gambling machine, except where:

a)

they are necessary for the initial operation or diagnostic purposes outside the game mode by persons authorized by the authorization holder,

b)

They are necessary to support cross-automatical measures for the protection of players (e.g. for the introduction and implementation of a game-oriented cooling-off phase), or

c)

whose components are to be attributed to the management system and they are required to meet legal requirements in the gaming machines,

3.

In the game mode, do not allow any influence by devices and systems outside of the gambling machine on the decision on the game result of the gambling machine,

4.

no devices can be used to make money in the gambling machines by means of electronic transactions (e.g. ATM card),

5.

to allow only one game in accordance with § 13 at the same time,

6.

have the possibility of using a card reader for the purpose of protecting the player,

7.

allow the activation and deactivation of game programs by the management system if

a)

the corresponding game programme has been approved in a technical opinion,

b)

the activation and deactivation by the management system is carried out via the G2S protocol and

c)

In the event of a request by the central control system, it is ensured that the signature values of the software components for all game programs stored at the gambling machine are determined and transmitted to the central control system. (§ 24 (6)), and

8.

allow the activation and deactivation of gambling machines by the management system outside of the game operation, if this allows the network connection between the individual gambling machines and the connection node of the Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH is not violated in accordance with § 25 Z 1 and the transmission of audit meters is not prevented.

(3) Each gambling machine includes a technical manual in paper form, consisting of a player-oriented part in German and a regulatory part in German or English language, subject to the requirement of the In any case, the supervisory bodies of the authorities shall be required to submit a translation in German. "

(5) In § 13, the following sentence shall be added:

"The separate triggering of a game program on a multi-player device by a player is performed by the performance of an operation within a time window provided for this purpose."

6. In § 9, § 16 (1) Z 3 and § 20, the phrase "20 games" through the phrase "10 Games" replaced.

7. § 24 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 4. No.

(b) (5) reads:

" (5) In order to ensure a clear identification of the components of a management system (combination of all components) which influence the functionality of the gambling machine (Section 7 (2) (2) (2a) and (2b)), it is necessary to ensure that a Management system identification feature (256 bit, represented as a hexadecimal 64-character value) in a local query (para. 6) and at the request of the central control system (par. 7) is requested by the management system and transmitted to the gambling machine using the submitted start value (Salt). With regard to the signing of the software components of the management system, the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 shall apply with the proviso that no physical separation is applied between the program memory and the data store, and that only the relevant Program memory must be signed. When changing components of the management system, which influence the functionality of the gambling machine, a new type report for gaming machines and/or gaming machines is available. VLT required including a new management system identification feature. "

(c) In paragraph 6, the word sequences and punctuation shall be deleted "and type identification (§ 33)" and the phrase " the hardware identification feature (par. 4), " .

(d) In paragraph 7, the word order, including the punctuation, ", the hardware identification feature (par. 4) " .

8. In § 29 (2) the word "Implementation" by the word "Application" replaced.

9. In § 32 (2), the word sequence shall be deleted "Hard- and" .

10. In § 32 (3), the word order is deleted ", the hardware identification feature (§ 24 para. 4)" and the phrase "in the presentation form of the hardware identification feature" is due to the phrase "as a binary value with a length of 256 digits, represented as a hexadecimal value of 64 characters" replaced.

11. In § 32 (5) and § 42 (6), the word sequence with its punctuation is omitted. ", player-protection or security-relevant" .

12. In § 33, the following paragraph 4 is added:

"(4) The electronic provision of approval notices in the central control system shall be deemed to be the delivery of the approval notices for the performance of the party position of the Federal Minister of Finance within the meaning of Section 5 (7) Z 10 GSpG."

13. In § 37, after the word order "in paper form" the phrase "or in electronic form" inserted. In Z 2, the following sentence shall be inserted before the last sentence: "If the logbook is to be kept in electronic form, an electronic signature shall be made as a signature or the identity of the user who has undergone the change to be recorded electronically."

14. § 40 shall be amended as follows:

(a) (6) reads:

" (6) In order to ensure a clear identification of the components of a VLT server that are relevant for the game decision (combination of all components relevant to the game decision), it is necessary to ensure that a Random number generator identification feature (256 bit, represented as a hexadecimal value with 64 characters) in a local query (7) and on request of the central control system (8) using the submitted start value (Salt) from the VLT server is requested and transferred to the VLT. With regard to the signing of the software components of the VLT server, the provisions of section 24 (2) and (3) shall apply with the proviso that no physical separation is applied between the program memory and the data store and only the relevant Program memory must be signed. If the components of the VLT server that are relevant to the game decision are changed, a new type report including a new random number generator identification feature is required. "

(b) Paragraph 10 is deleted.

15. In § 39 (3), after the word order "on request" the phrase "the supervisory bodies of the authorities" inserted.

16. In § 42 (3), the third sentence is deleted.

17. In § 42 (4), the word sequence shall be deleted "and the hardware identification feature (§ 24 para. 4)" and the phrase "in the presentation form of the hardware identification feature" is due to the phrase "as a binary value with a length of 256 digits, represented as a hexadecimal value of 64 characters" replaced.

18. In § 43, the phrase "VLT server" by "VLT Systems" replaced.

19. The fifth part shall be replaced by the following name:

" 6. Part

Final provisions "

20. § 44 shall be replaced by the name "§ 53." and shall be amended as follows:

(a) In paragraph 1, at the end of the colon, a point shall be replaced by a point.

(b) the following paragraphs 3 to 5 shall be added:

" (3) The table of contents, § 1, § 3, § 7 para. 2 and 3, § 13, § 24 para. 4 to 7, § 29 para. 2, § 32 para. 2 and 5, § 33 para. 4, § 37, § 40 para. 6 and 10, § 42 para. 3 and 6, § 43 and § § 44 to 52 as well as the annex, in each case in the version of the regulation BGBl. II No. 165/2014, enter into force on 1 July 2014.

(4) § § 1 to 20, § 23, § 24 para. 1, § § 25 to 29, § § 34 to 38 and § § 45 to 52, respectively in the version of the Ordination BGBl. II No. 165/2014, appear for gambling machines and jackpot systems in game banks operating before 1 July 2014, with 1. Jänner 2017 in force.

(5) § 24 (2) to (7) and § § 30 to 33, as amended by the BGBl Regulation. II No. 165/2014, will enter into force for gambling machines and jackpot systems in game banks that operated before July 1, 2014, with July 1, 2019. "

21. According to § 43, the following § § 44 to 52 together with the headings are inserted:

" Technical opinions on VLT systems

§ 44. A separate technical report for VLT systems has to contain the VLT servers approved for a VLT system and the VLT servers connected to these VLT servers and tested for the transmission of random numbers. The opinion has to comply with the presentation of the plant (detail specification 10).

Part 5

Special provisions for gambling machines in game banks

Requirements for jackpot systems

§ 45. (1) The triggering conditions for a jackpot must be set at the beginning of a jackpot game and must not be changed until the jackpot is triggered. The jackpot's operations must be directly proportional to the bet level at gambling machines in game banks. For the purpose of determining the payout amount when winning a jackpot, the amount that is stored in the jackpot controller is authoritative.

(2) The amount of a mystery jackpot triggering a jackpot must be determined within a bandwidth between the initial value and an upper limit value by means of a random number generator, which corresponds to the provisions in § 14 para. 1 , and must be determined within this bandwidth with the same probability. Mystery Jackpot systems must be designed in such a way that no conclusions can be drawn at the time at which the jackpot or jackpots are triggered.

(3) A progressive jackpot must be triggered by a game result or game event of a jackpot game, defined at the beginning of a jackpot game, known to the player, or played by chance, at one of the jackpot games, Jackpot-System connected and participating gambling machines are established. The probability of triggering a Progressive Jackpot must be the same for all gambling machines connected to the Progressive Jackpot system and participating in the Progressive Jackpot system. If an upper limit for a Progressive Jackpot is set, this limit must be displayed when this limit is reached.

(4) After the triggering of a jackpot, the identity of the triggering gambling machine and the winning amount must be displayed in a manner that is comprehensible and verifiable for players, and the jackpot must be automatically automatically set to the initial value are reset. The following jackpots are to be added to the following jackpot, which is incurred after a jackpot has been triggered at a participating gambling machine.

(5) The concessionaire may determine the conditions for which it depends on whether or not a player is involved in the jackpot playing. These conditions are to be disclosed to the players directly and easily understandable.

(6) Jackpot systems must be

1.

be protected by appropriate precautions against unauthorized access,

2.

is to be protected against loss of data in the event of a power failure and against electromagnetic, electrostatic or radio waves, and

3.

After interruptions of power or other operating losses, the operation will be able to resume operations without loss of data and enable the reconstruction of the jackpot or jackpots.

(7) The jackpot controller must be uniquely assigned to a jackpot controller type.

(8) The jackpot controller must automatically display the current amount of the jackpot play as well as the information referred to in paragraph 9 (1) to (5) and in paragraph 10 of the current jackpot playing.

(9) The jackpot controller must automatically save the following data for the last 20 jackpot games (in the case of a multi-level jackpot system in addition to each jackpot level) per jackpot playing and, upon request of the The monitoring bodies of the authorities shall indicate:

1.

the connected and participating gambling machines,

2.

the Increments per gambling machine,

3.

the initial value,

4.

the upper limit,

5.

the overflow (the amount exceeding the upper limit),

6.

the gambling machine that triggered the jackpot,

7.

the date and time of the jackpot release, as well as

8.

the payout amount of the triggered jackpot.

(10) The jackpot controller must automatically store the following data for the period of the last 20 jackpot games and display the following information on request from the authorities ' monitoring bodies:

1.

all changes in the parameters (upper limit, height of the increment) with date and time,

2.

all accesses to the jackpot controller with type of access, date and time as well as

3.

all malfunctions of the system with the nature of the error, date and time.

(11) Jackpot controllers must have an internal diagnostic system that is self-sufficient.

1.

at system start and periodic intervals, at least once in 24 hours, automatic self-testing of the jackpot system,

2.

monitoring the permanent connection with the connected and participating gambling machines and the data transmission, and

3.

Malfunctions stores and immediately triggers the further treatment within the meaning of section 49 (6).

Application provisions for gambling machines in game banks

§ 46. (1) For concessionaires and their gambling machines in game banks, the provisions of § § 1 to 20 and § § 23 to 38 applicable to the holder of the authorization shall apply in accordance with the relevant provisions.

(2) In jackpot systems, in addition to § 7 para. 2 Z 2a, 2b and 3, a connection of the devices necessary for the operation of jackpot systems to a gambling machine is permitted. In addition to the functions necessary for the jackpot system, these may not have any influence on the functionalities of the gambling machine (in accordance with the requirements according to § 7 para. 2 Z 2b) or the play exit.

(3) In order to ensure a clear identification of the components of a jackpot controller that are relevant to the game decision (combination of all components relevant to the game decision), it is necessary to ensure that a Jackpot controller identification feature (256 bit, represented as a hexadecimal 64 character value) in a local query (para. 4) and at the request of the central control system (par. 5) is requested by the jackpot controller using the submitted start value (Salt) and is transmitted to the gambling machine. With regard to the signing of the software components of the jackpot controller, the provisions of section 24 (2) and (3) must be applied with the proviso that no physical separation is applied between the program memory and the data store and only the The program memory in question must be signed. A new jackpot controller type report is required if the components of the jackpot controller relevant to the game decision are changed.

(4) In addition to § 24 paragraph 6, the jackpot controller identification feature must also be displayed on gambling machines in jackpot systems.

(5) In addition to section 24 (7) of gambling machines in jackpot systems, the jackpot controller identification feature is also to be transmitted to the central control system.

(6) In addition to § 32 (1), in the type report for gambling machines in jackpot systems, the components of the jackpot controller that are relevant to the game decision, as well as all combinations of these components and the components used for the game decision, and the components of the jackpot controller are also included. To check the safe transfer of the jackpot controller identification feature to the gambling machine.

Verification of jackpot controllers

§ 47. In order to ensure the integrity of the software used and a clear identification of the system hardware, § 24 (2), (3) and (6) apply to jackpot controllers in a reasonable way.

Jackpot-related communication between gambling machines and the central control system

§ 48. (1) For gambling machines in game banks, in addition to the classes defined in section 29 (2), the following classes of the G2S protocol shall be implemented and supported:

G2S classes

Description

progressive class

controls traditional progressive jackpots

Bonus class

The process of awarding bonuses

(2) The progressive class shall be fully implemented and supported. For the bonus class, those parts need to be fully implemented and supported, which are necessary for the handling of mystery jackpots.

(3) The audit meters and the progressive contribution meters must include the device-level progressive and bonus meters of the G2S protocol for gambling machines in game banks.

Jackpot-related requirements for gambling machines

§ 49. (1) Any gambling machine which is connected to a jackpot system and participating in a jackpot game must be able to trigger the jackpot to the conditions set for the release of the jackpot.

(2) In the case of gambling machines in game banks, the decision on a game result may have an influence on future decisions on performance results, except in the case of gambling machines in game banks, but only with regard to the determination of the amount of the game results. Jackpot games in which the gambling machine participates.

(3) Jackpot systems may include only those types of gambling machines and game programs in a jackpot game which are listed in the opinion for jackpot systems in accordance with § 51.

(4) If a jackpot is triggered, the triggering gambling machine must be blocked. The resumption of the game mode must not take place until all the facts that are essential for the detection of the jackpot triggering are determined.

(5) In the case of jackpot systems in which a gambling machine executes the functions of the jackpot controller, § 45 shall apply mutatily.

(6) Slot machines that cannot communicate with the jackpot controller due to a malfunction or, for other reasons, do not participate in a jackpot game, although this is provided for, the current jackpot game must immediately be played. disrupt, display and save an error message, and do not allow any other jackpot games. Game programs that promise to win a Mystery Jackpot in trouble-free operation may continue to operate, provided that the player is clearly informed that he is not participating in the jackpot game.

Technical advice on jackpot controllers

§ 50. (1) The concessionaire shall ensure that a technical expert opinion on compliance with the rules on the right to happiness by a suitable and authorized person is required for each jackpot controller to be used prior to its entry into service. Test companies according to § 31 (Jackpot-Controller type opinion).

(2) The hardware and software components of the jackpot controller are to be checked for the jackpot controller type assessment to be created in the context of the type test.

(3) In addition to the unique name of the jackpot controller, the jackpot controller type report shall contain test reports for each component as well as a test report for each combination of these components, and the jackpot controller shall contain a test report for each component intended for use. To confirm compliance with all the rules on gambling law. For all software components of a jackpot controller, the audit reports must also include all the information required for later verification. The jackpot controller type appraisal and the test reports have to correspond to the templates of the plant (detailed specifications 11 and 12).

(4) For the component combination to be used, a type identification is to be calculated for each jackpot controller and the jackpot controller is to be used to identify type reports. The type identification is to be determined from the signature values of all software components with a starting value (§ 24 (2) and (3)) which is to be issued in the jackpot controller type reports (mathematically "exclusive or"). The type identification feature is to be specified as a binary value with a length of 256 digits, represented as a hexadecimal value of 64 characters.

(5) If changes are made to hardware or software components of a jackpot controller for which no jackpot controller type opinion is available, a new jackpot controller type report is required.

(6) In the event of changes in the short term, the Federal Minister of Finance may, at the request of the concessionaire, approve the time-limited use of hardware or software components, even if no jackpot controller is yet available for the latter. Type opinion is available.

Technical advice on jackpot systems

§ 51. A separate technical report for jackpot systems has the jackpot controller approved for a jackpot system and the gambling machines tested with these jackpot controllers for jackpot games. The opinion has to comply with the presentation of the plant (detail specification 13).

Type Display

§ 52. For the type display by the concessionaire, the provisions of § 33 for jackpot controllers and jackpot systems shall apply mutaficly. "

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