Casino Lobby Calls For Machine Shipping Standards in Ohio and Other States

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Casino Lobby Calls For Machine Shipping Standards in Ohio and Other StatesCleveland.com reports that gambling equipment manufacturers are forced to adhere to 365 different sets of rules for shipping casino machines.  The casino lobby group called for reform last Wednesday.

The rules ordered by the various levels of governance are proposed to make certain that the machines are certified and tamper-free, but according to the American Gaming Association complexity is still evident.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission requires a seven day advance notice on shipment of slot machines, and the Ohio Lottery has a five day requirement.  Lottery rules allow the slots to ship preassembled while the Ohio Casino Control Commission does not.

The casino lobby, in addition to standard shipment policies, is pushing for the waiver of two other Ohio established requirements: prior authorization of shipment from a regulatory body and advance notice when clearing machines away from a site.

The system of rules fills more than 1,000 pages says the American Gaming Association.  In a 12-month period, twenty nine full-time employees from five manufacturers prepared and submitted 61,000 filings.

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