Kan. Admin. Regs. § 112-110-11 - Central computer system; support of progressive games

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) As used within this regulation, the following terms shall have the meanings specified in this subsection:
(1) "Linked progressive games" means a group of EGMs at a gaming facility that offers the same game and involves a manner of wagering providing the same probability of hitting the combination that will award the progressive jackpot that increases by the same increments as the EGM is played.
(2) A "wide-area progressive game" means a game that consists of a group of EGMs located at two or more gaming facilities, linked to a single CCS computer that has a manner of wagering that will provide the same probability of hitting the combination that will award the progressive jackpot that increases, by the same increments, as the EGM is played.
(b) Each CCS shall be able to support a variety of different progressive jackpot games, including single-machine games, linked games at a gaming facility, and wide-area progressive games shared by two or more gaming facilities.
(c) The CCS communication for the wide-area progressive system shall be by means of dedicated on-line communication lines, satellite, or another preapproved communications system. All communication packets between each participating facility manager and the CCS shall be encrypted, and the encryption keys shall be alterable upon demand. The protocol shall ensure delivery of all information packets in a valid and correct form.
(d) The CCS computer's wide-area progressive gaming subsystem shall have the ability to monitor the opening of the front door of the EGM and the logic area of the EGM, and to report all these events to the CCS within one polling cycle.
(e) Each CCS shall have the ability to produce reports that demonstrate the method used to calculate the progressive jackpot amount, including the documentation of credits contributed from the beginning of the polling cycle and all credits contributed throughout the polling cycle that includes the jackpot signal. The method shall assume that credits contributed to the system after the jackpot win occurs, in real-time but during the same polling cycle, are contributed to the progressive jackpot amount before the win.
(f) Each CCS shall be able to produce fiscal reports that support and verify the economic activity of the games, indicating the amount of and basis for the current progressive jackpot amount. These reports shall include the following:
(1) An aggregate report to show only the balancing of the progressive link with regard to facilitywide totals;
(2) a detail report in a format that indicates for each EGM, summarized by location, the cash-in, cash-out, credits-played, and credits-won totals, as these terms are commonly understood by the Kansas lottery; and
(3) a jackpot contribution invoice that includes documentation of contributions by the following:
(A) Each of its participating EGMs;
(B) the credits contributed by each EGM to the jackpot for the period for which an invoice is remitted;
(C) the percentage contributed by that gaming facility; and
(D) any other information required by the Kansas lottery or the commission to confirm the validity of the facility manager's aggregate contributions to the jackpot amount.

This report shall be available for any facility manager participating in a wide-area progressive electronic gaming machine system.

(g) Each CCS shall be designed to have continuous operation of all progressive games.
(h) Each CCS shall have a method to transfer the balance of one progressive pool to another.
(i)
(1) Each progressive controller linking one or more progressive EGMs shall be housed in a double-keyed compartment or an alternative approved by the Kansas lottery and the commission.
(2) The Kansas lottery or the Kansas lottery's designee shall be given possession of one of the keys, or the Kansas lottery's designee shall authorize each instance of access to the controller in advance. No person may have access to a controller without notice to the Kansas lottery.
(3) A progressive entry authorization log shall be included with each controller, and the log shall be completed by each person gaining entrance to the controller. The log shall be entered on a form provided by the Kansas lottery.
(4) If a progressive jackpot is recorded on any progressive EGM, the progressive controller shall be able to identify the EGM that caused the progressive meter to activate, and the progressive controller shall display the winning progressive amount.
(5) If more than one progressive EGM is linked to the progressive controller, the progressive controller may automatically reset to the minimum amount and continue normal play only if the progressive meter displays the following information:
(A) The identity of the EGM that caused the progressive meter to activate;
(B) the winning progressive amount; and
(C) the minimum amount that is displayed to the other players on the link.
(6) A progressive meter or progressive controller shall keep the following information in nonvolatile memory, which shall be displayed upon demand:
(A) The number of progressive jackpots won on each progressive meter if the progressive display has more than one winning amount;
(B) the cumulative amounts paid on each progressive meter if the progressive display has more than one winning amount;
(C) the maximum amount of the progressive payout for each meter displayed;
(D) the minimum amount or reset amount of the progressive payout for each meter displayed; and
(E) the rate of progression for each meter.
(7) Waivers may be granted by the Kansas lottery to ensure that individual EGMs and multiple EGMs linked to a progressive controller meet the requirements of this regulation.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 112-110-11
Authorized by K.S.A. 2007 Supp. 74-8772; implementing K.S.A. 2007 Supp. 74-8749 and 74-8772; effective May 1, 2009.

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