AGCO means the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (as defined in the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming).
Administrative Mode means an authorized person has placed the Player Terminal in an unplayable state in order to audit Game, access/set Game options or test terminal hardware.
Associated Equipment: Any internal or external equipment that is not part of the Player Terminal itself and is required for its complete operation, e.g. Bill Validator, printer, Ticket Dispenser, Backend System, Progressive controllers, flashboard and Bingo ball blower.
Bingo Card or Bingo: Card depicting a grid of random numbers or symbols that are used to play Bingo.
Backend System: A dedicated computer system that is used to conduct and manage Bingo Card and/or Ticket Games. This system includes servers and databases.
Bill Validator or Bill Acceptor: An electronic device that accepts Vouchers or valid legal tender in the form of bills, or rejects those items when invalid.
Cashless Wagering: Wagering without chips, tokens or other legal tender of Canada.
cGaming or cGaming Site means a type of Gaming Site maintained for the purpose of offering lottery schemes conducted and managed by OLG, a portion of whose profits are shared with eligible charitable organizations (as defined in the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming).
Coupon: A printed Wagering Instrument that has a fixed wagering value that can only be used to acquire non-cashable credits.
Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC): A software algorithm used to verify the accuracy of data during its transmission, storage, or retrieval. The algorithm is used to validate or check the data for possible corruption or unauthorized changes.
Critical Game Data: Stored data that is considered vital to the continued operation of the cGaming Equipment. This includes, but is not limited to:
- RNG outputs, results, or both;
- Auditing meters;
- Credit meters;
- Player Terminal data, Game configuration data, or both;
- Game history data; and
- Critical Game Software or system state.
Critical Game Software: Any software and data which affect the integrity or outcome of the Game or the interpretation of Game Play, or accounting or metering information. This includes, but is not limited to, any software that comprises the operating system, or is used to control Game functions, Game outcome, payout, security BIOS (where part of chain of trust), or accounting functions; and related data including fixed data and graphics files used to interpret Game Play or outcome. It also includes Gaming System software, such as that pertaining to maintenance of accounting, alarm information or software used to process gaming transactions. Critical Game Software does not include Critical Game Data.
Critical Memory: Memory locations which store Critical Game Data.
Deck or Roll: A subset of Game Results Set.
Electronic cGaming System or cGaming Equipment: includes hardware, software and applications for the purpose of conducting electronic Bingo Card and Ticket Games that:
- Could influence the outcome of a Game held at a Gaming Site; or
- Is integral to the conduct, management or operation of a Game.
Electronic Ticket: A Ticket in electronic form.
Extended Play: A bonus Play or series of Plays extended from the Primary Game upon obtaining a specific symbol or combination of symbols.
Fixed Paytable Structure: A paytable based on finite number of winning Tickets with fixed Prize value and finite number of losing Tickets.
Game: A lottery scheme with the outcome based on chance.
Game Results Set or Deal: Finite pool of Tickets with predetermined Game outcomes (winning and losing Tickets).
Gaming Site means a premises or an electronic channel maintained for the purpose of playing or operating a lottery scheme (as defined in the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming).
Hash: The value returned by a Hash function (a one-way algorithm that deterministically generates fixed-length output data based upon a set of input data).
Idle: The condition when the Game is ready to be played.
OLG means the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. For the purposes of these Standards, OLG is also an Operator (as defined in the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming).
Operator: A person who operates a Gaming Site, and includes OLG (as defined in the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming).
Ordinal: Bingo term used to describe the current number of called balls in a Game. It is used to award Progressive jackpots are awarded when a player achieves a full card on a certain Ordinal. For example, if the Progressive Ordinal is set at 50 balls, and a player achieves a full card on the 50th ball called, they win the Progressive Prize. If none of players achieves the jackpot, the Ordinal is incremented (progressed) to 51 for next session.
Payback: Total wins divided by total bets, as determined by Fixed Paytable Structure.
Perm: Perm is the term used to describe the entire set of Bingo Cards. The Perm ID is a unique identifier on the face of each Bingo Card in a Perm.
Play: All gaming events that may be initiated by the making of a specific Wager. A Play includes the making of a Wager, the activation of the Game by the player and an indication to the player of the outcome of the Wager including, if a Prize is won, the payment of the Prize.
Player Terminal: Computerized player’s station on which a person plays Games and which communicates Game transactions and events to the Backend System. Player Terminal cannot operate as a stand-alone unit, since it is connected and fully administered by the Backend System.
Point of Sale (POS): Part of Backend System that allows players to create Wagering Account and to redeem Vouchers.
Primary Game: A Game that is initiated upon placing a Wager.
Prize: A payout associated with a unique combination of symbols or a Game event as a result of wagering and Game Play that is displayed on the Player Terminal.
Progressive: A Game that increments shared Prize (jackpot) based on the percentage of Wager, or increments other element of Game, such as Ordinal until a certain condition is met to trigger and award the Prize.
Promotional Account: An electronic ledger used in Cashless Wagering to record transactions involving a player or players that are not recorded in a Wagering Account.
Randomness or Chance: Observed unpredictability and absence of a pattern in a set of events that have definite probabilities of occurrence.
Random Number Generator (RNG): Hardware (physical) and/or software used to generate numbers which exhibit Randomness.
Registrar: The Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 (as defined in the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming).
Restricted Technical Procedure: Refers to a procedure, tool or other mechanism that requires special software, special access identifier, or other information or technology that is restricted to specific staff members employed at a Gaming Site (e.g. supervisors).
Scripting: A programmed sequence of events in a Game that is used to disclose a randomly pre-selected variable outcome to a player in a particular manner, but does not affect the outcome.
Software Storage Media (SSM): Memory device used to store Critical Game Software, such as EPROMs, Compact Flash, Hard Drives, CD ROMs and DVDs.
Supplier or Gaming-Related Supplier means a person who manufactures, provides, installs, tests, maintains or repairs Gaming Equipment or who provides consulting or similar services directly related to the playing of a lottery scheme or the operation of a Gaming Site (as defined in the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming).
Switch: An optical, magnetic or electro-mechanical device used to detect the opening and closing of doors or other security conditions.
Ticket means a chance from among the finite number of Game outcomes in Game Results Set. It is purchased at the Player Terminal in either physical or electronic form.
Ticket Dispenser: A device that is embedded into Player Terminal to facilitate dispensing of physical Tickets, while respective Game outcomes are displayed on the screen.
Ticket Reader: Part of Ticket Dispenser that reads unique identifiers from physical Ticket, such as barcode for the purpose of retrieving Ticket information from database for display on Player Terminal.
Tilt: A programmed error state for cGaming Equipment.
Top Prize: The highest displayed Prize.
Voucher: A printed Wagering Instrument that has a fixed dollar wagering value that may only be used to acquire an equivalent value of cashable credits or payment.
Wager: The total value of credits that are required to activate a particular Play.
Wagering Account means an account which is created at a Point-Of-Sale (POS) and allows the player to place Wagers and purchases at any Player Terminal.
Wagering Instrument: Cash, Vouchers, Coupons, electronic credits or other instruments with intent to place Wagers by the player or receive as a payout.
Wide Area Progressive (WAP): A type of Progressive Game with a progressive jackpot that is available to be won at multiple Gaming Sites.