Activated Game: A game that is available for play at a server-assisted slot machine or client station.
Alterable Storage Media Device: Any electronic storage media whose contents can be modified through the use of gaming equipment circuitry or programming. This does not include RAM or media that has its write functionality disabled.
Client Station: Gaming equipment which is connected to and administered by a server-based slot system and is the public interface part of a server-based slot system that cannot operate independently from the system.
Configurable Options: Settable options required to ensure the integrity, security and accounting capability of the game.
Critical Software: Any gaming-related software that is:
- integral to the operation of a game; or
- used to control game functions, game outcome, payout, security or accounting functions.
Deactivated Game: A game that is no longer available for play on the server-assisted slot machine or client station.
Message Digest: A digitally created hash (fingerprint) of a file, data or software program generated using a cryptographic hash function such as the SHA-2 algorithms, for the purpose of validating the contents of a software program, file or data were not changed in any manner whatsoever after the message digest was created.
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 gaming equipment game by the patron and an indication to the patron of the outcome of the wager including, if an award is won, the payment of the award.
Server–Assisted Slot Machine: Gaming equipment connected to and administered by a server-assisted slot system and is the public interface part of a server-assisted slot system. A server-assisted slot ma- chine must be able to operate independently from the server-assisted slot system.
Server-Assisted Slot System: A system comprised of one or more server-assisted slot machines connected to a slot machine server and an associated computer network which provides access to approved games and other related software from the slot machine server to the server-assisted slot machine. In a server-assisted slot system, the game outcome is determined by the server-assisted slot machine. (Note: Any design that deviates from this concept will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Registrar.)
Server-Based Slot System: A system comprised of one or more client stations connected to a slot machine server and an associated computer network which provides access to approved games and other related software from the slot machine server to the client stations. In a server-based slot system, the game outcome is determined by the server. (Note: Any design that deviates from this concept will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Registrar.
Slot Machine Server: A dedicated computer system that receives and stores approved server-assisted or server-based slot system software, including game software, and authenticates the critical software. The slot machine server uploads and communicates with the connected server-assist- ed slot machines and client stations. A slot machine server is also used to effect changes in the configuration of connected server-assisted slot machines or client stations. Nothing herein shall preclude a server-based or server-assisted slot system design that utilizes more than one slot machine server. All slot machine servers are subject to approval by the Registrar.