(1) When the department approves the software and logic board of a machine, it may use a prescribed security seal process to guard against any unauthorized tampering or changes to the method by which the game is played on the machine.
(2) Any repair or replacement of a machine's logic board which may cause a loss of memory, change in program name or revision, or change in the meter reading must be reported to the Gambling Control Division of the Department of Justice on forms prescribed by the department at the time of the repair. The report requires the disclosure of the following information:
(a) final electronic and mechanical meter readings before repair;
(b) initial electronic and mechanical meter readings after repair; and
(c) the nature of the problem encountered which necessitated the repair.
(3) Any repair made to a machine's logic board which requires the breaking of a department seal must be reported to the department before the seal is removed or broken. After repair, the logic board must be reapproved by the Gambling Control Division before being reused in a machine.
(4) Any repair or replacement made to a machine's meters must be reported to the Gambling Control Division before a seal is removed or broken and the readings of the machine's electronic and mechanical meters must be provided to the Gambling Control Division. After repair, the initial readings of the electronic and mechanical meters must be provided before the machine is again placed in operation. The department must subsequently be given access to the machine to reseal the meters and verify their proper operation.
(5) To ensure the integrity, security, and monitoring of machines in service, a permitted machine may not be substituted or replaced until the replacement machine has been issued a permit by the department.