New Jersey First
Senate Bill S-12, designed to revitalize the gaming and tourism industries in Atlantic City, includes a provision referred to as “New Jersey First”. This provision allows gaming products, which are submitted to New Jersey prior to or simultaneously with any other jurisdiction or testing lab, to be tested and put on the casino floor within 14 days.
Written requests for New Jersey First approval shall include the words “New Jersey First” printed in boldface in the subject line of the submission letter. The letter shall include a statement that the submission contains new gaming equipment that has not yet been submitted for testing in any other jurisdiction and/or independent testing laboratory.
Manufacturers are required to ensure the Division receives a complete submission which shall include a written request, required documentation, and all necessary equipment required for testing, prior to or simultaneously with any other jurisdiction or testing lab.
Slot machines which are field tested as part of the New Jersey First submission process shall have a notice conspicuously affixed to the front of the machine which states the following:
“In an effort to offer the newest and most exciting games to Atlantic City patrons, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) may field test certain slot machines that meet specific regulatory criteria. This slot machine is one such game and it is currently undergoing a field trial test. Should you experience any problems or have any concerns regarding this machine, please contact the NJDGE using the patron complaint hotline located on the casino floor.”