S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:18:26 - External bonusing systems

External bonusing systems are comprised of slot machines that are configured to participate in electronically communicated bonus award payments from an approved host system, and the host system that controls award issuance. Bonusing awards are based on a specific wager or specific event and are available to all patrons playing bonused slot machines. Payouts as a result of a bonusing event are a deductible event in the adjusted gross revenue calculation. The following procedures must be followed by any external bonusing system:

(1) Slot machine credit meters must record the value of any patron bonusing wins which are not paid directly to the player. If the bonusing amount won exceeds the machine jackpot limit, the slot machine must lock up as if it were a hand pay and display the amount owed to the patron. Electronic accounting meters affected as the result of the bonusing event must increment as if any other win had occurred. In addition to the meters required by ยง 20:18:17:03, additional machine paid external bonus payout and attendant paid external bonus payout meters must be added;
(2) Bonusing functionality must be configured using an approved security method such as key chip or other form approved by the commission through internal control procedures. Access to the secured area requires prior approval of the commission;
(3) Slot machines configured to participate in the bonusing system must have the ability to recall the last 35 monetary transactions received from the host system. If a slot machine has cashless or promotional features enabled simultaneously with bonusing features, a single 100-event log suffices. The following transaction information must be displayed:
(A) Transaction values; and
(B) Time and date.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:18:26
31 SDR 165, effective May 10, 2005; 32 SDR 128, effective January 30, 2006; 33 SDR 125, effective January 29, 2007; 36 SDR 22, effective August 18, 2009; 48 SDR 014, effective 8/22/2021

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7, 42-7B-11(13).

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-2.1(1), 42-7B-43.

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