Class A Vendor Information
Any natural person or entity that has entered into a management contract with the Tribe or Gaming Facility Operator, which has been approved pursuant to 25 U.S.C. §§ 2710(d)(9) and 2711, shall be required to obtain State Certification prior to providing such management services. Section 2(aa); Section 4(c)*
Any natural person or entity that extends or guarantees any third party financing for the Gaming Operation and/or Gaming Facilities shall be required to obtain State Certification annually, unless said Person is an agency of the United States or a lending institution licensed and regulated by the State or the United States. Section 3(s); Appendix J*
Any natural person or entity that manufactures, produces, or assembles a Gaming Device, component or software and who intends to furnish it to a Distributor, supplier or the Tribe must be State Certified prior to the sale or lease of such. Section 2(bb), 4(d); Appendix A, Part 1, Chapter 1(17)*
Any natural person or entity that obtains a Gaming Device, component, or software from a Manufacturer or supplier and intends to furnish it to the Tribe must be State Certified prior to providing the product to the Tribe. “Component” means any part deemed sensitive and critical to the operation of a Gaming Device that affects the play of the game, outcome of the game, player safety or the Monitoring and Control System (MCS), and includes the parts listed below. All such parts that are shipped to the Tribe must include a copy of an independent gaming laboratory approval that meets Arizona standards and that is approved for use as a replacement for the type of Gaming Device being repaired. Section 2(i), 4(d); Appendix A, Part 1, Chapter 1(8)*
Class A Related Products/Components
Following is a list of gaming related products/components that would require certification under either Manufacturer or Distributor Classification:
Note: Any component parts not listed above, that perform the same or similar function, shall meet the same standards. The above list is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Providers of Blackjack and Poker Equipment and Gaming Supplies
Any Manufacturer, Distributor, or Supplier of Playing Cards, Shufflers, Chips, Tokens, all card tables and associated equipment, shall be State Certified. Appendix F(1), Section II (L), (M)(1), (S)(2)(a); Appendix F(2), Section II (L) and (M)(1)*
Shufflers, chips/tokens, playing cards, blackjack, and poker tables may be distributed by State Certified Class A vendors as long as the Manufacturer is also State Certified.
Playing cards that have imprinted on them the name and/or logo of the gaming establishment may be distributed by State Certified Class A vendors as long as the playing card manufacturer is also State Certified as a Class A vendor. Manufacturers or distributors providing playing cards that do not have imprinted on them the name and/or logo of the gaming establishment would require State Certification only if the dollar amount exceeds $10,000 in any given month.
ADG approved Blackjack/Poker table layouts (felts) and Class III Games (intellectual property) may be distributed by State Certified Class A vendors.
Blackjack Table and Card Table Manufacturers and Distributors (without felts) would require State Certification if the dollar amount exceeds $10,000 in a given month.
Providers of Keno Equipment and Software
Manufacturers, Distributors, and suppliers of Keno equipment (including component parts of a Keno system which affect game play or outcome including Keno balls and Keno ball and number selection devices) shall be required to obtain State Certification prior to providing services.
In addition, software, including a game management system that provides logging, searching, reporting of significant events, collection of financial data, display and verification of winning cards shall be required to obtain State Certification prior to providing services.
Note: State Certified Class A vendors may distribute keno equipment and component parts as long as the Manufacturer is also State Certified as a Class A vendor.
Providers of Class III Games (Intellectual Property)
Any natural person or entity that provides new game variations, including but not limited to: blackjack and poker game variations must be State Certified. A provider may include the game developer, the holder of intellectual property rights or other legal rights to the game, and anyone who has, or will have, rights to share in the profits, proceeds, royalties, commissions or other profits generated by the sale, lease, placement, or distribution of the game to an Arizona gaming Tribe. Appendix F(1), Section II (L); Appendix F(2), Section II (L); Poker MOU, Section II(L)*
* References The Tribal-State Compact and Appendices
Providers of Ticket Redemption Kiosks
Any Manufacturer and/or Distributor of ticket redemption kiosks or any device which uses bi-directional communications to the ticket-in ticket-out system and/or slot monitoring and accounting system for cash redemption or exchange for tokens must be State Certified.
Note: State Certified Class A vendors may distribute ticket redemption kiosks or any device using bi-directional communications as long as the Manufacturer of such devices is also State Certified as a Class A vendor.