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Standards

Bingo and casino technical requirements

Bingo and casino technical requirements under section 85 and section 89 of the Gambling Act 2005.

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  2. 3 - Part 2: Bingo technical requirements
  3. 6 - Bingo tickets - Bingo technical requirements

6 - Bingo tickets - Bingo technical requirements

6.1 The requirements for bingo tickets are as follows:

a. every ticket used in a game of bingo must consist of a unique set of letters, numbers or symbols. This applies whether the tickets in play are physical (paper),virtual (electronic), a mix of the two, or any other representations of bingo tickets and applies whether the game takes place in one or at multiple venues
b. each ticket in play (whether paper, electronic or other) must have a unique reference number or code associated with it, which can be used for ticket verification purposes.

Automatic game determinant marking

6.2 In all circumstances, player participation is required to record the numbers or other game determinant called and to claim a win.

The Commission does not intend to set rules as to what action the player must take in order to initiate the system to record the determinant(s) called, but this must involve a physical player interaction of some description.

This requirement does not prevent the use of catch up facilities within a game, for example, a button pressed to bring a device up to the current position within a game, providing the game is still in play.

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