Cyprus Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission Gaming Equipment Technical Standards
The draft Gaming Equipment Technical Standards set out the required technical standards for gaming equipment (including computer software) used in casinos in Cyprus licenced by the Cyprus Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission.
Section 47(3) of the Casino Operations and Control Law 2015 (Law), and Regulation 26(3) of the Casino Operations and Control Law (General) Regulations 2016 requires the Cyprus Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission (Commission) to establish and provide technical standards for gaming equipment used in licensed casinos in Cyprus (Technical Standards).
The Technical Standards, as required by the Law, provide standards for mechanical and electrical reliability, security against tampering, ease of understanding of use by players, noise and light levels, protection of players from fraud or deception and protection of game integrity. The Technical Standards in addition provide for game requirements (including information display), random number generation, electronic device and server based system requirements, specific error and alert requirements.
The specific types of equipment addressed by the Technical Standards include: gaming machines; electronic table games systems; progressive gaming machines in casinos; cashless systems in casinos; bonusing systems in the casino; promotional systems in casinos; card shufflers and dealer shoes and dealer controlled electronic table games.