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The Technicians of Gaming Machine

Pursuant to the Administrative Regulation No.26/2012, article 18, the Gaming Machine Technicians are regulates as follows:

As the authorized Gaming machine manufacturers or suppliers apply for the approval of their supply of the gaming machines by DICJ, there should also be attached with a Submission of a list of authorized technicians to assemble, install, program, repair, adapt, modify, give technical assistance or carry out maintenance of the gaming machines under approval, containing specifically, the identification, training experience and information as to the professional training plans; Only the technicians present in the list may assemble, install, program, repair, adapt, modify, give technical assistance or carry out maintenance of the approved gaming machines. (Form download)
The gaming machine manufacturers may at any time, proceed with the alteration of the list of authorized technicians, which may be active after receipt by the DICJ.
The DICJ may order the gaming machine manufacturers to alter the list of authorized technicians when it considers that a technician is not competent, qualified, experienced or is not duly prepared to exercise his/her functions.
The gaming machine manufacturers and Suppliers must prepare and maintain an updated list of gaming machines supplied to each concessionary, containing specifically, the identification of the technicians appointed for the assembly, installation, programming, repair, adaptation, modification, technical assistance and maintenance.
The technicians appointed by the gaming machine manufacturer and supplier must, in the exercise of their functions, use an identification card in a place visible to the surveillance system and control installed in the respective locations for the exploitation of the games.
The model of the ID card mentioned in the previous item is approved by the DICJ and must contain at a minimum, the identification of the technical and of the respective manufacturer of the gaming machines as well as the nature of the service which he/she is authorized to provide.
The ID card for the technicians which are no longer listed as authorized technicians must be returned to the DICJ by the gaming machine manufacturer so that it may be disabled.
In case of expiry, renouncing, suspension or revoking of the conceded authorization for the gaming machine manufacturer, only the technicians authorized by the gaming machines testing laboratory of a recognized international competence may continue to repair, give technical assistance or carry out maintenance on the gaming machines provided by them.
The provision of the current administrative regulation with respect to the authorized technicians is applicable to the testing laboratory and technicians mentioned in the previous item with prejudice of the DICJ being able to determine the application of other provisions.
The gaming machine manufacturers and the testing laboratories are solely responsible with the technicians appointed by them, for the assembly, installation, programming, repair, adaptation, modification, technical assistance or maintenance of the gaming machines.
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