Streamlining Shipping: Recommendations for Regulatory Reform

By David O. Stewart, Ropes & Gray, LLP

White Paper | 09.13.2013

At first glance, the regulatory requirements for the shipment of electronic gaming machines seem like a relatively small matter. After all, the rules concern only the shipment of gaming machines, not the vastly more complex business of ensuring that the games themselves are fair and reliable. That is, the entire scope of these state, provincial and tribal regulations is to control the process of moving machines from Point A to Point B. Though this regulatory effort covers a relatively simple activity, the varying requirements among different jurisdictions create a complex, costly administrative burden for manufacturers, operators and regulators alike.