Gaming machines can be designed and manufactured by holders of a gaming machine dealers licence.
Approved technical standards have been developed for:
A new or modified gaming machine must be tested by a licensed testing facility before it can be approved by the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Board (ILGA). Testing facilities use approved technical standards to evaluate gaming equipment.
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Gaming Machine National Standard 2016 (PDF 922.9 KB)
The Gaming Machine National Standard is a guide for manufacturers in designing gaming machines, game software and related equipment. It also provides a benchmark to make sure manufacturers meet legal requirements.
NSW Appendix to the National Standard 2016 (PDF 67.8 KB)
The Appendix lists the technical requirements, which are:
NSW gaming machine communications protocol 2013 (PDF 1.0 MB)The protocol defines the communications requirements that exist between gaming machines, the Centralised Monitoring System (CMS), and any other equipment.
NSW jackpot technical standard (PDF 288.1 KB)
The jackpot technical standard lists the technical requirements for:
NSW Gaming Machine Prohibited Features Register (PDF 17.6 KB)
This register outlines the features that are banned from gaming machines in NSW. Gaming machine manufacturers can use this as a guide to ensure gaming machine design follows the harm-minimisation guidelines.
NSW TITO technical standard (PDF 279.1 KB)
This document describes the command classes required to support the ‘Ticket In & Ticket Out’ (TITO) function.
ILGA Technical Standard Circular 11 Sept 2019 (NEW) (PDF 297.3 KB)A clarification to NSW’s technical standards approved on 11 September 2019.