NIGC Announces the Publication of Final Rule for Part 547
Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment
On December 27, 2017, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) announced an amendment to regulations establishing minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment. After two years of active engagement with Tribes, the Indian Gaming industry, and the public, the NIGC has decided to remove the sunset provision requiring gaming systems manufactured before 2008 to either be compliant with all 547 standards or be removed from the gaming floor. The amended rule requires an additional annual review of the 2008 systems by TGRAs and requires all modifications of class II gaming systems to be compliant with post-2008 standards as verified by uniform independent laboratory testing and approved by the applicable TGRA.