A gaming machine, also known as a poker machine or a 'pokie', is an electronic device designed for gambling.
There are approved technical standards for:
Testing facilities use approved technical standards to check gaming equipment before it gets approval.
The approved technical standards for NSW are:
The NSW Gaming Machine Prohibited Features Register (PDF, 18 KB) lists features on gaming machines that aren't allowable.
Gaming machine manufacturers can use this as a guide to ensure gaming machine design follows the harm-minimisation guidelines.
The PIDC checker tool allows licenced technicians to confirm that the software being installed into a gaming machine is approved software for NSW gaming venues.
You'll need a licence key and data file to operate the Windows-based program. Directions on how to run the program are included in the download material.
Download the PICD checker tool (ZIP, 32.8MB).
The PIDC checker tool costs $275 per year. A subscription form is included in the download material. To subscribe, you must have a NSW gaming machine technician licence, a testing facility licence, a seller's licence or a dealer's licence.
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