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VGM and Tier I Resources

General Resources

Title Description Revised Date Downloadable Format
Operations Manual for Tier 1 Systems Outlines Tier 1 Operations for: cutover process to switch a location from Tier 2 to Tier 1, VGM ownership change, Tier 1 to Tier 2 reversion, VGM Withdrawal and VGM Service. 02/15 PDF
New Gambling Device and Modification Submission Instructions Instructions and submission checklist for submitting new gambling devices or modifications 12/12 PDF
Manufacturers’ Access List Manufacturers 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. 10/06 PDF
Modification Document Manufacturers 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. 10/06 PDF
Montana SAS Serial Protocol Implementation Guide New 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. 1/15/14 PDF

Requirements Specifications

Title Description Revised Date Downloadable Format

Requirements Specification for New Gambling Device Submission and Modification

 

Mandatory requirements specification that must be implemented by manufacturers of gambling devices for approval. 4/09/15 PDF

Requirements Specification for Tier I Automated Accounting and Reporting Systems

 

Mandatory requirements specification that must be implemented by manufacturers of Tier I Systems for approval. 3/24/15 PDF

Requirements Specification for VGM Audit Storage Device

 

Mandatory requirements specification that must be implemented by manufacturers of gambling devices supporting Audit Storage Devices (ASD) for approval. 1/15/14 PDF

Test Plans

Title Description Revised Date Downloadable Format

New Gambling Device and Modifications Test Plan

 

Test plan to aid in manufacturers’ testing and submission of new gambling devices or modifications. 4/09/15 XLS
Tier I Automated Accounting and Reporting Systems Test Plan Test plan to aid in manufacturers’ testing and submission of Tier 1 Systems. 3/24/15 XLS