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					           NEW MEXICO GAMING CONTROL BOARD




                                             RULES

                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                     (Revised March 1, 2005)

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15.1.1 NMAC
Requirements and Procedures Governing Procurement by the Gaming Control Board

        Issuing Agency                                                                              1
        Scope                                                                                       1
        Authority                                                                                   1
        Duration                                                                                    1
        Effective Date                                                                              1
        Objective                                                                                   1
        Definitions                                                                                 1
        General Procurement by the Board                                                            1-2
        Procurement by the Board of Personal Property Valued in Excess of Twenty Thousand Dollars
                 ($20,000)                                                                          2
         History of 15.1.1 NMAC: [Reserved]                                                         2

15.1.2 NMAC
Confidential Treatment of Certain Information

        Issuing Agency                                                                              3
        Scope                                                                                       3
        Authority                                                                                   3
        Duration                                                                                    3
        Effective Date                                                                              3
        Objective                                                                                   3
        Definitions                                                                                 3
        Confidential Information                                                                    3-4
        Requests for Disclosure of Confidential Information                                         4-5
        Information Provided under Gaming Compacts                                                  5
        History of 15.1.2 NMAC: [Reserved]                                                          5


15.1.3 NMAC
Adoption, Construction and Severability of Rules Promulgated by the Gaming Control Board

        Issuing Agency                                                                              6
        Scope                                                                                       6
        Authority                                                                                   6
        Duration                                                                                    6



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15.1.3 NMAC (cont.)

        Effective Date                                                          6
        Objective                                                               6
        Definitions                                                             6
        Adoption, Amendment and Repeal                                          6
        Construction                                                            6
        Severability                                                            6
        History of 15.1.3 NMAC [Reserved]                                       6

15.1.4 NMAC
Participation in Gaming Control Board Meetings by Telephone

        Issuing Agency                                                          7
        Scope                                                                   7
        Authority                                                               7
        Duration                                                                7
        Effective Date                                                          7
        Objective                                                               7
        Definitions                                                             7
        Telephone Conferences                                                   7
        History of 15.1.4 NMAC [Reserved]                                       7

15.1.5 NMAC
Application for Licensure under the Gaming Control Act

        Issuing Agency                                                          8
        Scope                                                                   8
        Authority                                                               8
        Duration                                                                8
        Effective Date                                                          8
        Objective                                                               8
        Definitions                                                             8-9
        Nature of License and Application Request                               9
        License Classifications                                                 9-10
        Applications, Statements, and Notices—Form and General Requirements     10-11
        Separate Applications Required; Holding of Multiple License Types       11
             Prohibited
        Organization and Membership Requirements for Nonprofit Organizations;   11
             Gaming Machines for Member Only
        Special Requirements for Racetrack Gaming Operator License Applicants   11
        Business Plan                                                           11-12
        Compulsive Gambling Assistance Plan                                     12
        Application for Finding of Suitability; Certification                   12-13
        Application for Work Permit                                             13-14
        Application for Gaming Machine License                                  14
        Application for Manufacturer’s or Distributor’s License                 14-15
        Application Amendment and Withdrawal                                    15
        Application Fees                                                        15-16
        Disclosure of Gaming Contracts                                          16
        Conditions of Approval of Application                                   16-17
        Grounds for Denial of Application; Conditional Licenses                 17



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15.1.5 NMAC (cont.)

       Restriction on Reapplication                                                         17
       Change In Number of Gaming Machines; Application To Amend Gaming
             Operator License                                                               17-18
       History of 15.1.5 NMAC [Reserved]                                                    18

15.1.6 NMAC
Premises Licensed under the Gaming Control Act

       Issuing Agency                                                                       19
       Scope                                                                                19
       Authority                                                                            19
       Duration                                                                             19
       Effective Date                                                                       19
       Objective                                                                            19
       Definitions                                                                          19
       Suitability of Premises                                                              19-20
       Area of Licensed Premises; Restrictions                                              20
       Ownership of Premises                                                                20
       Modification of Licensed Premises                                                    20-21
       Transfer of License to New Premises                                                  21
       History of 15.1.6 NMAC [Reserved]                                                    21

15.1.7 NMAC
Gaming Machines, New Games and Associated Equipment

        Issuing Agency                                                                      22
        Scope                                                                               22
        Authority                                                                           22
        Duration                                                                            22
        Effective Date                                                                      22
        Objective                                                                           22
        Definitions                                                                         22
        Evaluation of New Gaming Machines and Modifications to Previously-Approved Gaming
                  Machines; Testing and Approval                                            23
        Security and Audit Specifications                                                   23-24
        Control Program Specifications                                                      24
        Accounting Meter Specifications                                                     24-25
        Randomness Events and Randomness Testing                                            25-26
        Safety and Power Supply Specifications                                              26
        Coin and Token Acceptor Specifications                                              26
        Bill Acceptor Specifications                                                        26-27
        Automatic Light Alarm Specifications                                                27
        Interior of Gaming Machine; Logic Boards                                            27
        Hardware Switch Specifications                                                      27
        Multigames                                                                          27
        Display of Rules of Play                                                            27
        Error Conditions and Automatic Clearing                                             28
        Error Conditions and Clearing by an Attendant                                       28
        Hopper Mechanism Specifications                                                     28
        Ticket Printer Specifications                                                       28



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15.1.7 NMAC (cont.)

       Bidirectional Communication                                                           28
       Theoretical Percentage Payout Requirements                                            28-29
       Revocation of License or Approval                                                     29
       New or Modified Gaming Machines; Additional Notice Requirements                       29
       Approval of Associated Equipment and Modification of Previously-Approved Associated
                 Equipment; Approval Required                                                29
       Associated Equipment and Modifications; Application for Approval                      29-30
       Waiver of Evaluation and Testing Requirements                                         30-31
       Revocation of Approval of Associated Equipment or Modification                        31
       Associated Equipment; Additional Notice Requirements                                  31
       Retention of Associated Equipment Records                                             31
       Marking of Gaming Machines                                                            31-32
       Summary Suspension of Approval of Gaming Devices                                      32
       Maintenance, Repair and Servicing of Gaming Machines                                  32-33
       Liability for Non-Payment of Prizes                                                   33
       Retention of Records                                                                  33
       History of 15.1.7 [Reserved]                                                          33

15.1.8 NMAC
Accounting Requirements under the Gaming Control Act

       Issuing Agency                                                                        34
       Scope                                                                                 34
       Authority                                                                             34
       Duration                                                                              34
       Effective Date                                                                        34
       Objective                                                                             34
       Definitions                                                                           34-35
       Board Audit Procedures                                                                35
       Accounting Records                                                                    35-36
       Reporting and Payment Procedures                                                      36
       Records of Ownership of Licensee                                                      36-37
       Retention of Records                                                                  37
       Standard Financial Statements                                                         37-38
       Tax Returns; Audited Financial Statements; Other Licensees                            38
       System of Internal Control Procedures for Licensees                                   38-39
       Net Take Computations                                                                 39
       Transmission of Daily Reports of Gaming Receipts and Payouts                          39-40
       Nonprofit Licensees; Separate Operating Account                                       40
       Minimum Bankroll Requirements                                                         40-41
       Extension of Time for Filing Report                                                   41
       Slot Accounting System; Racetracks                                                    41
       History of 15.1.8 [Reserved]                                                          41

15.1.9 NMAC
Internal Control Minimum Standards for Gaming Devices under the Gaming Control Act

       Issuing Agency                                                                        42
       Scope                                                                                 42
       Authority                                                                             42


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       15.1.9 NMAC (cont.)
       Duration                                                                               42
       Effective Date                                                                         42
       Objective                                                                              42
       Definitions                                                                            42-43
       General Requirements                                                                   43
       Meter Readings                                                                         43
       Drop, Count, and Wrap Procedures                                                       43-44
       Hopper Contents; Fills; Adjustments                                                    44
       Accounting and Auditing Procedures                                                     44
       Gaming Device Control; Computer Access                                                 44
       Backup and Recovery Control                                                            44
       Applications Control                                                                   44
       EPROM Testing and Duplication                                                          44-45
       History of 15.1.9 NMAC [Reserved]                                                      45

15.1.10 NMAC
Conduct of Gaming under the Gaming Control Act

       Issuing Agency                                                                         46
       Scope                                                                                  46
       Authority                                                                              46
       Duration                                                                               46
       Effective Date                                                                         46
       Objective                                                                              46
       Definitions                                                                            46-47
       Methods of Operation                                                                   47
       Unsuitable Methods of Operation                                                        47-48
       Criminal Conviction as Grounds for Revocation or Suspension                            48
       Violation of Law or Regulation as Grounds for Revocation or Suspension                 48
       Investigation of Licensee’s Conduct                                                    48
       Reports of Violations                                                                  48
       Unlicensed and Suspended Games or Gaming Devices                                       49
       Play by Persons Under the Age of 21 Prohibited                                         49
       Prohibited Advertising                                                                 49
       Gaming by Owners, Directors, Officers, Key Executives, Work Permitees or Technicians   49-50
       Gaming Machine Ownership Identification                                                50
       Publication of Payoffs                                                                 50
       Additional Payouts; Promotions                                                         50-51
       Determination and Posting of Odds                                                      51-52
       Security                                                                               52
       Surveillance Systems                                                                   52
       Authorized Games; Game Requirements                                                    52-53
       Payment of Winnings                                                                    53
       Periodic Payments                                                                      53-54
       Payment of Gaming Credits                                                              54
       Patron Disputes (Non-Profits/Racetracks Only)                                          54-55
       Compliance Review and Reporting                                                        55
       Information to be Provided by Licensees                                                55-56
       Access to Gaming Establishment and Records                                             56
       Use of Gaming Receipts by Nonprofit Operator Licensee                                  56-57
       Gaming Operations Management Contracts                                                 57-58



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15.1.10 NMAC (cont.)

        Damage to or Theft from Devices                                                58
        License Transfer Prohibited                                                    58
        Possession and Verification of Work Permits and Key Executive Identification   58
        House Rules                                                                    58
        License Posting Requirement                                                    59
        Detention and Questioning                                                      59
        Forms                                                                          59
        Food or Alcohol as Enticement to Game                                          59
        Minimum Live Race Days And Races                                               59-60
        Cessation of Gaming Activities; Surrender and Cancellation of License          60
        Allocation of Gaming Machines                                                  60-61
        Nonprofit Contracts                                                            61
        Distributor/Manufacturer Participation In Slot Revenue; Racetrack Operators    62
        History of 15.1.10 NMAC [Reserved]                                             62

15.1.11 NMAC
List of Excluded Persons under the Gaming Control Act

        Issuing Agency                                                                 63
        Scope                                                                          63
        Authority                                                                      63
        Duration                                                                       63
        Effective Date                                                                 63
        Objective                                                                      63
        Definitions                                                                    63
        Entry of Names on List                                                         63-64
        Contents and Distribution of the List                                          64
        Notice of Candidacy                                                            64
        Hearing                                                                        64
        Petition to Remove Name from List                                              64-65
        Restriction on Filing Additional Petitions after Denial                        65
        Duty of Licensee to Exclude                                                    65
        Grounds for Exclusion or Ejection                                              65-66
        History of 15.1.11 NMAC [Reserved]                                             66

15.1.12 NMAC
Use of Tokens under the Gaming Control Act

        Issuing Agency                                                                 67
        Scope                                                                          67
        Authority                                                                      67
        Duration                                                                       67
        Effective Date                                                                 67
        Objective                                                                      67
        Definitions                                                                    67
        Use of Tokens                                                                  67-68
        Application for Approval of Tokens                                             68
        Specifications for Tokens                                                      68-69
        Issuance and Redemption of Tokens                                              69
        Discontinued Tokens                                                            69



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15.1.12 NMAC (cont.)

       Counterfeit Tokens                                                     69
       Destruction of Discontinued or Counterfeit Tokens                      69-70
       Retention of Records                                                   70
       History of 15.1.12 [Reserved]                                          70

15.1.13 NMAC
License and Certification Renewal Requirements under the Gaming Control Act

       Issuing Agency                                                         71
       Scope                                                                  71
       Authority                                                              71
       Duration                                                               71
       Effective Date                                                         71
       Objective                                                              71
       Definitions                                                            71
       Annual Renewal of License or Work Permit                               71-72
       Renewal Fees                                                           72
       Late Renewal of License                                                72
       Mandatory Cessation of Gaming Activity                                 72
       Original License Period                                                72
       Recertification of Finding of Suitability                              72-73
       History of 15.1.13 NMAC [Reserved]                                     73

15.1.14 NMAC
Enforcement Proceedings under the Gaming Control Act

       Issuing Agency                                                         74
       Scope                                                                  74
       Authority                                                              74
       Duration                                                               74
       Effective Date                                                         74
       Objective                                                              74
       Definitions                                                            74
       Public Hearings; Location; Hearing Examiner                            74
       Summoning of Licensee                                                  74-75
       Initiation of Hearing; Contents of Complaint; Service; Answer          75
       Record of Proceeding                                                   75
       Discovery; Subpoenas                                                   75-76
       Failure or Refusal to Testify                                          76
       Procedures; Evidence                                                   76-77
       Conduct of Enforcement Hearing                                         77
       Continuances                                                           77
       Default; Procedure For Recommendation Of Default                       77
       Recommended Action; Final Decision                                     77-78
       Ex Parte Communications                                                78
       Telephonic Hearings                                                    78-79
       History of 15.1.14 NMAC                                                79




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15.1.15 NMAC
Administrative Appeal of Gaming Control Board Action


        Issuing Agency                                                                  80
        Scope                                                                           80
        Authority                                                                       80
        Duration                                                                        80
        Effective Date                                                                  80
        Objective                                                                       80
        Definitions                                                                     80
        Public Hearings; Location; Hearing Examiner                                     80
        Request for Review of Board Action                                              80-81
        Record of Proceeding                                                            81
        Discovery; Subpoenas                                                            81-82
        Procedures; Evidence                                                            82
        Conduct of Proceeding                                                           82-83
        Burden of Proof                                                                 83
        Continuances                                                                    83
        Default; Procedure For Recommendation Of Default                                83
        Recommended Action; Final Decision                                              83
        Ex Parte Communications                                                         84
        Telephonic Hearings                                                             84
        History of 15.1.15 NMAC [Reserved]                                              84-85

15.1.16 NMAC
Transportation, Receipt, and Placement of Gaming Devices

        Issuing Agency                                                                  86
        Scope                                                                           86
        Authority                                                                       86
        Duration                                                                        86
        Effective Date                                                                  86
        Objective                                                                       86
        Definitions                                                                     86
        Restrictions on Sales, Display, Distribution, Transportation and Operation
           Of Gaming Devices                                                            86
        Transportation of Gaming Devices into the State                                 86-87
        Receipt of Gaming Devices in the State                                          87
        Transportation of Gaming Devices Between Locations in the State                 87-88
        Approval to Distribute Gaming Devices Outside of the State                      88
        Placement of Gaming Machines                                                    88
        Disposal of Gaming Machines                                                     88-89
        History of 15.1.16 NMAC [Reserved]                                              89

15.1.17 NMAC
Schedule of Violations under the Gaming Control Act Which Penalties Could Be Assessed

        Issuing Agency                                                                  90
        Scope                                                                           90
        Authority                                                                       90
        Duration                                                                        90



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15.1.17 NMAC (cont.)

       Effective Date                                               90
        Objective                                                   90
        Definitions                                                 90
       Basis for Board Action                                       90
       Schedule of Violations                                       90-92
       [RESERVED]                                                   92
       Compromise                                                   92
       History of 15.1.17 NMAC [Reserved]                           92


15.1.18 NMAC
Compulsive Gambling Assistance Plan Standards

        Issuing Agency                                              93
        Scope                                                       93
        Authority                                                   93
        Duration                                                    93
        Effective Date                                              93
        Objective                                                   93
        Definitions                                                 93
        Plan Required For Licensure                                 93
        Minimum Standards for Compulsive Gambling Assistance Plan   93-94
        Employee Training                                           94
        Annual Report of Activities                                 94
        Compulsive Gambling Funds Distribution                      95
        History of 15.1.18 NMAC [Reserved]                          95

15.1.19 NMAC
Payment of Winnings Over $1,200.00 under the Gaming Control Act

        Issuing Agency                                              96
        Scope                                                       96
        Authority                                                   96
        Duration                                                    96
        Effective Date                                              96
        Objective                                                   96
        Definitions                                                 96
        Payout Restrictions                                         96
        Verification of Winnings; Reporting Procedures              96-97
        Distribution of Reporting Form                              97
        History of 15.1.19 NMAC [Reserved]                          97

15.1.20 NMAC
Emergency Orders of the Gaming Control Board

        Issuing Agency                                              98
        Scope                                                       98
        Authority                                                   98
        Duration                                                    98
        Effective Date                                              98



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15.1.20 NMAC (cont.)

        Objective                                                                         98
        Definitions                                                                       98
        Basis for Issuance of an Emergency Order                                          98-99
        Contents of Emergency Order                                                       99
        Service of Emergency Order; Effect                                                99
        Complaint; Administrative Hearing                                                 99
        Nonpayment Of Fees; Suspension Of Gaming License & Disabling Of Gaming Machines   99-100
        History of 15.1.20 NMAC [Reserved]                                                99

15.1.21 NMAC
Enforcement of Security Interests under the Gaming Control Act

        Issuing Agency                                                                    101
        Scope                                                                             101
        Authority                                                                         101
        Duration                                                                          101
        Effective Date                                                                    101
        Objective                                                                         101
        Definitions                                                                       101
        Approvals Required; Applicability; Scope of Approval                              102
        Application for Approval to Enforce Security Interest                             102
        Prior Licensing Requirement                                                       102
        History of 15.1.21 NMAC [Reserved]                                                102

15.1.22 NMAC
Forfeiture Proceedings under the Gaming Control Act
        Issuing Agency                                                                    103
        Scope                                                                             103
        Authority                                                                         103
        Duration                                                                          103
        Effective Date                                                                    103
        Objective                                                                         103
        Definitions                                                                       103
        Amusement Devices; Identifying Features                                           103-104
        Forfeiture Proceedings                                                            104
        History of 15.1.22 NMAC [Reserved]                                                104

15.1.23 NMAC
Work Permit Revocation By the Gaming Control Board

        Issuing Agency                                                                    105
        Scope                                                                             105
        Authority                                                                         105
        Duration                                                                          105
        Effective Date                                                                    105
        Objective                                                                         105
        Definitions                                                                       105
        Revocable Privilege                                                               105
        Grounds For Revocation Of A Work Permit                                           105-106
        Revocation Proceedings; Surrender of Work Permit                                  106


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15.1.23 NMAC (cont.)

        Delegation Of Authority To Initiate Revocation Proceedings    106
        History of 15.1.23 NMAC [Reserved]                            106

15.1.24 NMAC
Progressive Games And Gaming Devices

        Issuing Agency                                                107
        Scope                                                         107
        Authority                                                     107
        Duration                                                      107
        Effective Date                                                107
        Objective                                                     107
        Definitions                                                   107
        Eligibility                                                   108
        Testing                                                       108
        Multiple Linkage Of Progressive Gaming Machines               108
        Site Controller; Monitoring of Progressive Gaming Machines    108
        Progressive Meters; Progressive Displays; Information to be
            Maintained by Site Controller or Progressive Meter        108-109
        Parameters; Funding; Cash Requirements                        109
        Annuities                                                     109-110
        Discontinuance of Progressive Gaming Machine                  110
        Records                                                       110
        Requirements Apply to Single Machines                         110
        History of 15.1.24 NMAC [Reserved]                            110

15.1.25 NMAC
Manufacturer’s License Waiver under the Gaming Control Act

        Issuing Agency                                                111
        Scope                                                         111
        Authority                                                     111
        Duration                                                      111
        Effective Date                                                111
        Objective                                                     111
        Definitions                                                   111
        Waiver Requests-Form and General Requirements                 111-112
        Evaluation of Associated Equipment                            112
        Registration Requirements                                     112
        Criteria for Granting a License Waiver                        112-113
        Final Decision; Effect of Waiver                              113
        History of 15.1.25 NMAC [Reserved]                            113




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15.1.26 NMAC
Temporary Possession of Gaming Devices by Public Post-Secondary Educational Institutions And
Trade Shows
                                                                                               114
        Issuing Agency
        Scope                                                                                  114
        Authority                                                                              114
        Duration                                                                               114
        Effective Date                                                                         114
        Objective                                                                              114
        Definitions                                                                            114
        Possession of Gaming Devices                                                           114
        Registration; Gaming Machine Licenses; Trade Show Permits                              115
        Restriction On Use, Access And Movement Of Gaming Devices                              115
           By Public Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
        Restriction On Use, Access And Movement Of Gaming Devices                              116
           At Trade Shows
        Failure to Comply With Registration, Transport, Possession And                         116
           Use Requirements
        History of 15.1.26 NMAC [Reserved]                                                     116




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