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April 20, 2017 CSI Filing: Skill-Based Amusement Machines

Created by Executive Order 2011-01K, the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, require state agencies, including the Casino Control Commission, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by Senate Bill 2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules. 

The Ohio Casino Control Commission submitted the following proposed rules to the CSI office for review on April 20, 2017: 

 

Brief Explanation of the Rules 

The proposed rules contained within this package relate to the regulation of skill-based amusement machines and encompass certification and duties of independent skill-based amusement machine testing laboratories, skill-based amusement machine standards, and approval and testing.

3772-50 Skill-Based Amusement Machines (5 rules)

  • 3772-50-21, titled “Independent skill-based amusement machine testing laboratory certification.” This rule establishes the process for requesting and obtaining certification from the Commission as an independent skill-based amusement machine testing laboratory.  The purpose of the rule is to provide guidance as to the process of obtaining certification and to ensure that certified laboratories meet minimum competency and qualification requirements.
  • 3772-50-22, titled “Conditions of skill-based amusement machine testing laboratory certification.” This rule establishes the requirements to obtain and maintain certification as an independent skill-based amusement machine testing laboratory.  The purpose of the rule is to ensure the integrity of skill-based amusement machine gaming by requiring independent testing laboratories to have appropriate internal policies, controls, and security measures to maintain certification.
  • 3772-50-23, titled “Duties of certified independent skill-based amusement machine testing laboratories.” This rule specifies the requirements for certified independent skill-based amusement machine testing laboratories including testifying on behalf of the Commission as needed, taking appropriate measures to correct non-conforming work products, maintain training procedures, and reviewing all software and technology used to conduct scientific testing and verification. The purpose of this rule is to outline the affirmative duties of independent skill-based amusement machine testing laboratories that are certified by the Commission.
  • 3772-50-24, titled “Skill-based amusement machine standards.” This rule contains the technical requirements for each type-B or type-C skill-based amusement machine that can be verified through independent testing or evaluation. The purpose of this rule is to ensure the integrity of skill-based amusement machines by ensuring that all skill-based amusement machines are designed and function in accordance with the requirements under R.C. 2915.01(UU).
  • 3772-50-25, titled “Approval and testing.” This rule requires skill-based amusement machine vendors and operators to ensure that the Commission has approved a skill-based amusement machine prior to selling or operating the machine for use in Ohio.  The rule further describes the procedures a vendor or operator may use to seek the requisite approval of a machine. The purpose of the rule is to make sure that each skill-based amusement machine operated in Ohio meets the technical standards adopted by the Commission.

Associated CSI Documents
Business Impact Analysis

Contact Information for Comments

The Commission welcomes comments regarding these proposed rules. To ensure your comments are considered as part of the Common Sense Initiative (“CSI”) review period, the Commission should receive them no later than May 4, 2017.

Any questions or comments with respect to these rules may be directed to Andromeda Morrison via email at Andromeda.Morrison@casinocontrol.ohio.gov or U.S. Mail at 10 West Broad Street, 6th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Comments may also be directed to the CSI Office at csipubliccomments@governor.ohio.gov.


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