205 CMR 145.01 - Possession of Slot Machines and Other Electronic Gaming Devices

(1) The following persons and any employee or agent acting on their behalf may, subject to any terms and conditions imposed by the commission, possess slot machines in the commonwealth for the purposes provided in 205 CMR 145.00, and such possession is not restricted by M.G.L. c. 271, § 5A, provided that the machines are kept only in such locations as may be specifically authorized in writing by the commission and that any machines located outside of a gaming establishment not be used for gaming activity:
(a) A holder of:
1. A gaming license at the gaming establishment;
2. A gaming vendor license, for the purpose of distributing, repairing, servicing, displaying, or operating a showroom for slot machines in accordance with M.G.L. c. 23K, § 25(e);
(b) An employee or agent of the commission, for the purpose of fulfilling official duties or responsibilities;
(c) A common carrier, for the purpose of transporting such slot machines;
(d) A gaming school certified by the commission in accordance with 205 CMR 137.00: Gaming Schools for educational purposes; or
(e) Any other person the commission may approve after finding that possession of slot machines by such person in this state is necessary and appropriate to fulfill the goals and objectives of M.G.L. c. 23K and 205 CMR.
(2) Each gaming licensee shall file, prior to the commencement of gaming and every thirty days thereafter with the commission a comprehensive lists of:
(a) The slot machines in the gaming area (the "Slot Machine Master List");
(b) The slot machines possessed by the licensee in restricted areas outside the gaming area but on the premises of its gaming establishment; and
(c) The slot machines possessed by the licensee at locations in the commonwealth but off the premises of its gaming establishment.
(3) At a minimum, each list of slot machines required by 205 CMR 145.01(2) shall contain the following information, as applicable, for each slot machine on the "Slot Machine Master List", in consecutive order by location number:
(a) The date on which the list was prepared;
(b) A description of each slot machine by:
1. Slot machine model and serial number and unique identification number issued in accordance with 205 CMR 144.03(2)(a);
2. Computer program number;
3. Denomination;
4. Manufacturer and machine type; and
5. Any other information directed by the Commission.
(c) A cross reference for each slot machine by zone and serial number;
(d) Where applicable, the restricted area within the gaming establishment where each slot machine is located;
(e) Where applicable, the address of the slot machine storage facility where each slot machine is located; and
(f) Such other information as the commission may require.
(4) Any building located outside of a gaming establishment where slot machines will be kept shall meet, at a minimum, the following requirements:
(a) All access doors and windows must be locked and alarmed;
(b) Access shall be restricted to those individuals permitted to maintain slot machines pursuant to 205 CMR 145.00, however, in the case of a display or showroom, the general public may be admitted during normal business hours for previewing the slot machines; and
(c) Any other requirements as deemed appropriate by the commission.


205 CMR 145.01
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1267, eff. 8/15/2014. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1332, eff. 2/10/2017.

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