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					Queensland Treasury Office of Gaming Regulation

EGM Card and Card Reader Requirements

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© The State of Queensland, Queensland Office of Gaming Regulation 2000

Designed: 10 July, 1997 Revised:18 September, 2000 Reference:CARD13.DOC

1. Scope 1.1. The following are requirements for cards and card readers expected to be used for the purposes of player tracking/player reward systems.

2. Card Data 2.1. Cards are only to be used to store a unique identification number, unless the security of the card is demonstrated to be sufficient to prevent corruption, tampering or duplication of the data contained thereon and the information is also stored by the card computer system for reconciliation. Where the card security is insufficient, all details of players associated with the ID number, including name, address, bonus points, etc. will be managed by the site controller or host computer (for multi-venue player tracking). 2.1.1. Exception - information printed on the card surface may be stored with the ID number on the card. 2.2. All player account information must be made available to the relevant venue in an industry standard spreadsheet format (eg. Lotus 123, Excel, etc.), and left at each venue on floppy disk, CDROM, or hard disk if the venue changes operators.

3. Card Reader 3.1. The following is an excerpt from the QOGR Gaming Machine Minimum Requirements Document: All EGMs supplied after 1 August, 1997, must have provision for the addition of a 65mm(h) cabinet sandwich with at least a 35mm(h) window for a card reader. The width and depth of the sandwich should be that of the machine cabinet. Alternatively, an EGM may have a 35mm(h) window in the top box, with a 65mm(h) and 100 mm(d) space behind the window for a card reader. It is a requirement that card readers developed by licensed operators are to be located in the space specified in the EGM requirement for EGMs initially installed on or after 1 August, 1997. 3.2. The cabinet sandwich will be supplied by the EGM manufacturer. Please contact the appropriate EGM manufacturer for information regarding installing the card reader in the sandwich front panel. 3.3. External card readers will be permitted on EGMs that were initially installed before 1 August, 1997. 4. Operation 4.1. If it is possible for a player’s account to exceed $100, a pin number system will be required.
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This value includes goods for a given number of player reward points. Note that cashless gambling is not currently permitted in Queensland venues. 4.2. If keypads for pin numbers are to be used at the gaming machine, they are only to be located into the area specified in Section 3. 4.3. It is acceptable for pin number entry to only be required when redeeming player reward points at a specific collection area at the venue. 4.4. Three consecutive invalid pin numbers entered should result in the card being rejected, with an appropriate message being sent to the EGM. 4.5. All accounts relating to the card are to be suspended until cleared by the devices which controls the card accounts. 4.6. There must be no possibility of duplicate ID numbers existing. 4.7. Other secure methods of validating a players card may be acceptable, at the discretion of the Chief Executive.

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Revision History Version 1.0 10 July, 1997. G. Jackson Created. 29 September, 1997. G. Jackson Specified acceptable card types and data format. 17 December, 1997. G. Jackson Removed data format. Added pin number requirements. 18 September, 2000. G. Jackson Now allow data to be stored on card if security is sufficient

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