(a) No video lottery terminal may be placed in operation in this state until the manufacturer provides training in the service and repair of each approved video lottery terminal model and service technicians complete such training. Manufacturers must submit to the commission the following information on each training program conducted:
(1) An outline of the training curriculum;
(2) A list of the instructors and their qualifications;
(3) Instructional materials; and
(4) The time, dates and location of the training programs.
(b) Manufacturers shall notify all licensed racetracks who have purchased or leased that manufacturer's video lottery terminals of all scheduled training programs. Training programs must be scheduled at convenient locations within this state to facilitate attendance by service technicians. Manufacturers must inform licensed racetracks of any new developments in the service and repair of video lottery terminals and provide appropriate subsequent training programs.
(c) The manufacturers shall issue training certificates to each person upon successful completion of a video lottery training program. The certificate shall include the name of the person who completed the training program and the date and the location of the training program. A person who successfully completes training is eligible for a service technician's permit. No person may conduct maintenance on any video lottery terminal or associated equipment unless the commission has issued a service technician permit to that person.
(d) Each manufacturer shall file with the commission the following information within two weeks after the completion of a training program:
(1) The name of each person who attended and completed the training program;
(2) The name of the manufacturer offering the course;
(3) The manufacturer's video lottery terminal models on which training for service and repair was provided;
(4) The date and location of the training program; and
(5) Copies of all certificates of completion.
(e) A written maintenance log shall be kept within the main cabinet access area in each video lottery terminal. Every person, including lottery personnel, who gains entry into any internal space of a video lottery terminal must sign the log, record the time and date of entry, record the mechanical meter readings and list the areas inspected or repaired. The maintenance log forms shall be retained by licensed racetracks for a period of three years from the date of the last entry. The maintenance logs shall be available upon request for inspection by the commission.
(f) Licensed racetracks shall provide the commission with a master key for access into the main cabinet door of each video lottery terminal placed in operation. A logic box seal shall be provided by the commission. The seal shall be affixed by commission personnel to prevent unauthorized access to the video lottery terminal logic unit.
(g) No repairs to, or replacement of, the logic board or circuitry within the logic area may occur unless authorized commission personnel are present and observe the repairs or replacement. The logic area seal shall not be broken by anyone other than authorized commission personnel. Each service technician shall submit a written report within twenty-four hours after the repairs or replacement are completed and the report shall include the serial number of any replacement board and thenew logic area seal number.
(h) The software eproms on the logic board of each video lottery terminal shall be tested by the commission prior to sealing the logic area. Licensed racetracks or permit holders shall notify the commission in writing of any discovered damage, tears or breaks in the logic area seal and, upon notice, the video lottery terminal shall be disabled. The video lottery terminal shall remain disabled until completion by the commission of an investigation of the seal damage.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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