The Department inspects machine software, electronic monitoring systems and casino records to ensure correct operation and disbursement of required payout percentage. All gaming software and electronic slot monitoring systems are tested by an independent testing lab before the machines can even be shipped to Arizona. The independent lab confirms the games are uncorrupted and meet Arizona’s strict gaming standards.
After the machines are in play, the Department randomly inspects gaming devices at each of Arizona’s Indian gaming facilities on a regular basis. The Department conducts on-site inspections and reviews casino records to ensure the software operating in casino slot machines is identical to the software design that was tested and certified by the independent testing lab. The Department’s Machine Compliance Technicians randomly select and test machines during unannounced spot checks at 8 to 10 casinos each month.