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The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing is appointed under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 and has powers and duties under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 and its Regulations. Under section 3.8 of the Gaming Control Act, 1992, the Registrar is authorized to establish standards and requirements for the conduct, management and operation of Gaming Sites, “lottery schemes” or businesses related to a Gaming Site or a “lottery scheme”. The Registrar has established these technical standards as the minimum standards to be used in assessing Server-Assisted and Server-Based Electronic Gaming Equipment and Systems for approval in Ontario, as applicable to a specific electronic solution.

The Registrar may decide to approve, without testing, the equipment or the system, as the case may be, if it has been approved in another jurisdiction where gaming is legal. Any differences in our standards may necessitate additional review for approval in Ontario. The Registrar has delegated to the Deputy Registrar the authority to make decisions on the approval of Gaming Supplies and Gaming Management Systems.

The intent of this document is to provide minimum technical standards for server-assisted and server-based gaming equipment with regards to the technical integrity, safety and security of the equipment or the system, including its accounting capability.

These revised minimum technical standards will become effective on July 1, 2017. Server-assisted and server-based gaming equipment submitted for approval prior to this date will not be subject to these revised minimum technical standards unless they suffer an issue of technical integrity, safety, security or accounting capability.

Other Standards and Requirements Applicable

Suppliers and operators of server-assisted and server-based gaming equipment and systems must comply with the standards described in this document, together with the applicable Standards and Requirements 1.12, 1.22, 1.24, 1.25, 1.26, 1.27, 1.29, 1.34, 1.35, 1.36, 1.37, 1.38, 1.39, 1.41, 2.4. 2.8, 2.11, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.10, 4.11, 4.13, 5.2, and 5.8 from the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming, and the Electronic Gaming

Equipment Minimum Technical Standards

While every attempt has been made to avoid duplication / contradiction of information between these minimum technical standards and the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming, the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming override these minimum technical standards in the event of contradiction. Please see the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming for additional information.

Modifications to the Technical Standards Document

From time to time it may be necessary to make modifications to this document in order to address the following:

  1. Changes in technology;
  2. Changes, deletions or additions to meet the intent described earlier;
  3. Introduction of new equipment where no standards have been set;
  4. Rephrasing of a particular standard(s) to provide clarification.

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