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VGM and Tier I Resources

General Resources

TitleDescriptionRevised DateDownloadable Format
Operations Manual for Tier I SystemsOutlines Tier I Operations for: Location startup with no cutover, cutover process to switch a location from Tier 2 to Tier I, VGM ownership change, Tier I to Tier 2 reversion, VGM Withdrawal, Tier I Removal/Replacement and VGM Service.9/27/2018PDF
Tier I Service GuideOctober 2018PDF
Submission Guidelines and Instructions for New Gambling Device Submission and ModificationInstructions and submission checklist for submitting new gambling devices or modifications1/5/2018PDF
Manufacturers’ Access ListManufacturers must complete and submit this form when they initially submit a new VGM for testing and approval, and must update this document as changes occur. Division personnel discuss the manufacturer’s products only with the authorized personnel listed. Each Access List submitted must be notarized.6-OctPDF
Modification DocumentManufacturers must complete and submit this document with each VGM modification submitted for testing and approval. Upon successful testing, the division returns the signed document to the manufacturer to certify approval.6-OctPDF
Montana SAS Serial Protocol Implementation GuideNew VGMs submitted for testing and approval must support the required minimum implementation of the Gaming Standards Association’s (GSA) Slot Accounting System (SAS) protocol as defined in this Guide, per ARM 23.16.1920.5/12/2015PDF

Requirements Specifications

TitleDescriptionRevised DateDownloadable Format
Requirements Specification for New Gambling Device Submission and ModificationMandatory requirements specification that must be implemented by manufacturers of gambling devices for approval.5/15/2018PDF
Requirements Specification for VGM Monitoring SystemsMandatory requirements specification that must be implemented by manufacturers of Tier I Systems and/or CTVS for approval.9/11/2018PDF

Test Plans

TitleDescriptionRevised DateDownloadable Format
New Gambling Device and Modifications Test PlanTest plan to aid in manufacturers’ testing and submission of new gambling devices or modifications.5/15/2018XLSM
VGM Monitoring Systems Test PlanTest plan to aid in manufacturers’ testing and submission of Tier I Systems and CTVS.9/11/2018XLS
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