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An Overview of Slot Machine Gaming for
Tribal Casino Employees and
Gaming Commissioners



If you’re a gaming commissioner or work on the casino floor, it’s important that you understand the many aspects of slot machine gaming. During this two-day class, our expert instructor will provide an overview of gaming regulatory control, the Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) and the operation of slot machines. We’ll explore various slot floor considerations, such as options in allocating floor space and design effects.

Vital to any gaming organization is how to detect and prevent theft and losses. We’ll examine the scams to be aware of, actions that create vulnerability to theft and ways to improve trouble-shooting techniques.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Return to your casino equipped with the tools needed to improve your slot machine gaming operation.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Regulatory Control Overview
  • Differences between Class II and Class III devices
  • Nevada Gaming Commission RNG regulations (for near hit vs. nudge games)
Development of Gaming Machines
  • Mechanical through RNG
  • Server-based machines
  • Slot data software systems
  • Converting from coin to token to cash to TITO — where are the risks?
  • The Three Ps: Probabilities, PAR, PSR
Overview of MICS
  • Gaming machine standards
  • Drop and count procedures
  • Key control protocol
Introduction to Financial Management
  • Understanding basic accounting
  • Using statistical reports
  • Where important data exists for investigations and profit maximization
Slot Floor Considerations
  • Effects of design, from floor to ceiling
  • Using reel, video and video poker
  • Allocating floor space
  • Comparative revenue and profit projections
Slot Machine Operation
  • Overview of how slot machines work
  • Understanding games, pay tables and game history
  • Near hits vs. nudge games
  • Error messages and what they mean
  • Understanding machine menus
Detection and Prevention of Theft and Loss
  • EPROM approval, manipulation and Kobetron
  • Server-based vulnerability
  • TITO scams
  • Bill acceptors and coin comparitors
  • Security breaches of machines, servers and SDS
  • Coins and tokens in and out
  • Fills and drops
  • Credit swooping
  • Player reward irregularities
  • Distract and snatch
  • Counterfeiting and change hustles
Employee Habits and Tells
  • Employee scams — what the tells are
  • Long-term comparative cost of theft vs. negligence
  • Bad habits that damage machines
  • Actions that create vulnerability to theft
  • Improving trouble-shooting techniques

Topics subject to change.

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