Gaming and monitoring equipment requires a stable environment in which to operate. It is a venue operator’s responsibility to ensure that the venue environment provides for:
2.10 Venue environmental limits
- venue electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
- an acceptable temperature and humidity range
- power supply quality including filters and conditioners.
- the temperature in all areas where gaming equipment is installed, at all times must be between 10 degrees and 40 degrees Celsius (ambient still air)
- the relative humidity range in all areas where gaming equipment is installed must be between 15 to 85 per cent
- all floor coverings near gaming machines / gaming equipment must have ongoing anti-static properties to protect against build up of ESD
- ESD must be no more than 1,500 volts in any area where gaming equipment is installed.
Gaming equipment must not be operated where:
- the environment provided does not comply with the Australian/New Zealand Gaming Machine National Standard, or the Victorian Appendix to the national standard (together constituting the Commission's Standards for gaming machine types and games) or
- the environment provided does not comply with any manufacturer's specifications additional to the above, where defined or
- environmental factors are likely to impact on the operation of the equipment or are likely to cause the equipment to malfunction, fail or otherwise not operate in a safe and proper manner.