Gaming Device Law and Legal Definition

Gaming device is any device which is used directly or indirectly in conducting a game. It is designed for playing a game for money or a prize. Gaming device is used solely for the purposes of amusement or entertainment or gambling. Gaming device can be mechanical, electromechanical or electronic equipment.

The following is a state statute (Nevada) defining the term Gaming Device :

According to Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 463.0155, Gaming device means any equipment or mechanical, electromechanical or electronic contrivance, component or machine used remotely or directly in connection with gaming or any game which affects the result of a wager by determining win or loss. The term includes:

1. A slot machine.

2. A collection of two or more of the following components:

(a) An assembled electronic circuit which cannot be reasonably demonstrated to have any use other than in a slot machine;

(b) A cabinet with electrical wiring and provisions for mounting a coin, token or currency acceptor and provisions for mounting a dispenser of coins, tokens or anything of value;

(c) A storage medium containing the source language or executable code of a computer program that cannot be reasonably demonstrated to have any use other than in a slot machine;

(d) An assembled video display unit;

(e) An assembled mechanical or electromechanical display unit intended for use in gambling; or

(f) An assembled mechanical or electromechanical unit which cannot be demonstrated to have any use other than in a slot machine.

3. Any mechanical, electrical or other device which may be connected to or used with a slot machine to alter the normal criteria of random selection or affect the outcome of a game.

4. A system for the accounting or management of any game in which the result of the wager is determined electronically by using any combination of hardware or software for computers.

5. Any combination of one of the components set forth in paragraphs (a) to (f), inclusive, of subsection 2 and any other component which the commission determines by regulation to be a machine used directly or remotely in connection with gaming or any game which affects the results of a wager by determining a win or loss.