(1) The department may approve a VGM using an audit storage device (ASD) in place of duplicate printed audit tapes. Each VGM providing ASD support must be reported on a tier I or tier II system and operate in the following manner: 

(a) the ASD must have a minimum capacity of 2GB;

(b) at a minimum, record information on the ASD as required in ARM 23.16.1901 as defined by the department; 

(c) at a minimum, maintain current record of $$IN, $$PL, $$WN, $$PD electronic meters as defined by the department;

(d) utilize directory and file layout specifications for all ASD data as provided by the department;

(e) retain ASD data records for a minimum of four quarters;

(f) record required data and confirm in real time;

(g) the ASD must reside in a locked area within the VGM;

(h) each record stored on the ASD must be digitally signed as defined by the department;

(i) the department will administer the distribution of RSA public encryption keys to manufacturers as defined by the department;

(j) the department must be able to authenticate records through the use of an external software utility and RSA private encryption keys as defined by the department;

(k) game play will be suspended when:

(i) an ASD is not present;

(ii) communication with an ASD is lost;

(iii) data written to an ASD does not conform to file conventions and cannot be corrected by the VGM;

(iv) the ASD has insufficient memory to record the largest record possible;

(v) a newly installed ASD has unexpected files, directories, or contains files from a VGM with a different VGMID;

(l) ASD data should not be cleared during a Lifetime Memory Clear;

(m) ASD data must be displayed on VGM by use of the audit key; and

(n) ASD data must display externally on personal computers using common applications such as Word or Excel. 


History: 23-5-115, 23-5-621, 23-5-637, MCA; IMP, 23-5-112, 23-5-115, 23-5-616, 23-5-621, 23-5-628, 23-5-637, MCA; NEW, 2009 MAR p. 143, Eff. 1/30/09; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1958, Eff. 10/6/18.